UofL SOCCER | Cards, Wildcats Tie in Rivalry Match

09/05/2017 11:08 PM

Tuesday night’s rivalry match between the Louisville and Kentucky men’s soccer teams lived up to the hype.

In fact, regulation and two overtime periods were not enough time to determine a winner, as #8 Louisville (3-0-1) and #19 Kentucky (3-0-1) battled to a 2-2 draw in front of nearly 3,000 fans inside Lynn Stadium.

The Cardinals got the scoring started first thanks for a Mohamed Thiaw goal off of an Adrien Cabon assist in the 14th minute of the match.

It did not take long for UK to respond, as Connor Probert found the back of the net on a free kick in the 16th minute, tying the game 1-1.

Later in the first half, Kentucky’s Mikkel Pedersen scored to give the Wildcats their first lead of the night.

But, like UK earlier, UofL responded, as Cody Cochran scored the equalizer in the 42nd minute of the match.

Neither team scored again, as the match ended in a 2-2 draw after two overtime periods.

Overall, Louisville out-shot Kentucky 9-3.

Click on the video below to hear UofL head coach Ken Lolla’s thoughts on the match:

Click on the video below to hear UK head coach Johan Cedergren’s thoughts on the match:

Up next for UofL is its ACC opener, against #2 Wake Forest on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 ET at Lynn Stadium.

Up next for Kentucky is its Conference USA opener, against UAB on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 ET at The Bell.

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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