LOUISVILLE, Ky. (News Release) -- Sophomore Erin Yenney’s second half goal was not enough as the Louisville women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against visiting Syracuse on Friday night at Cardinal Park.
With the tie, the Cardinals moved to 6-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in BIG EAST Conference games this season, while the Orange is 4-4-2 overall and 1-1-1 in league action.
“I was really disappointed with our effort in the first half and frankly, I’m at a loss for words on where we’re at right now,” said Cardinals’ head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. “We were lucky to even get a tie tonight. We have to regroup from this effort and get after St. John’s on Sunday.”
Syracuse struck first early in Friday’s match when Erin Simon took a crossing pass from Alexis Koval and found the back of the goal inside the right post from 10 yards away for a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute of action. The goal for Simon was her second of the season, while the assist for Koval was her first.
The Orange maintained that advantage into the halftime break and through the first 25 minutes of the second half before the Cardinals finally broke through in the 71st minute when Yenney (Troy, Ohio/Troy HS) took a perfectly placed crossing pass from junior Angelika Uremovich (Oakville, Ont./St. Ignatius of Loyola) and scored from eight yards out to even the score at 1-1.The goal for Yenney was her third of the season and the fifth of her career, while the assist for Uremovich was her second of the season.
In goal, senior Chloe Kiefer (Whitefish Bay, Wis./Divine Saviour HS) had four saves for the Cardinals, while Brittany Anghel had eight stops for the Orange. Louisville finished with a decisive 22-12 advantage in shots, including a 10-6 edge on-goal. The Cards had a 7-6 advantage over Syracuse in corner kicks.
Up next, Louisville returns to Cardinal Park on Sunday at 1 p.m., ET for a BIG EAST matchup against St. John's.