UofL SOCCER | Cabon Steals the Show in Cards' Regular Season Opener

08/25/2017 10:51 PM

Just over a week ago, Louisville midfielder Adrien Cabon scored two goals in a preseason loss to #7 Indiana.

That must have been a sign of things to come.

Cabon scored two goals for the Cards on Friday night as well, leading #9 Louisville to a 2-1 victory over UC Irvine in the regular season opener.

The visiting Anteaters scored the first goal of the match, a free kick from midfielder Mario Ortiz in the 21st minute.

It did not take long though for Cabon to respond, as he scored his first goal of the match just over four minutes later.

Then, in the 29th minute, it was Cabon again who found the back of the net.

From there, the Cards were able to hang on to the lead in order to start the year with a 1-0 record.

Overall, UofL out-shot UC Irvine 14-5 in the match.

Up next for the Cards is a Top 25 showdown against the #25 Butler Bulldogs Monday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 ET inside Lynn Stadium.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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