CHICAGO (News Release) – Behind first half goals from Courtney Holtz and Charlyn Corral, the Louisville women’s soccer team earned a 2-0 road victory over DePaul on Sunday afternoon at Wish Field.
With the win, the Cardinals improved to 6-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in BIG EAST Conference action, while the Blue Demons dropped to 5-4-1 on the season and 1-1-0 in league games with the loss.
“We played a much more complete game today and it allowed us to get a difficult win on the road,” said Louisville head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. “Our backs were much better and were more involved in our attack, which is why Courtney Holtz was able to score our first goal.”
Following a disappointing loss at Notre Dame in their BIG EAST opener on Friday, the Cardinals wasted little time against DePaul on Sunday as Holtz (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS) connected for her first goal of the season and the second of her career in the sixth minute for the early 1-0 lead. Corral (Mexico City, Mexico/Tecnologico de Monterrey) was credited with her team-leading sixth assist of the season on the goal.
Louisville added to its advantage in the 31st minute when Corral found the back of the net for her first career goal as a Cardinal and a 2-0 lead. Sophomore Erin Yenney (Troy, Ohio/Troy HS) earned her second assist of the season on the Corral goal.
Defensively, the Cardinals did not allow a shot on-goal as senior goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer (Whitefish Bay, Wis./Divine Saviour HS) earned her fourth shutout of the season and the 14th of her career. Overall, Louisville finished with a 14-5 advantage in shots, including a 6-0 edge on-goal. The Blue Demons finished with a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Up next, Louisville returns home to host Syracuse on Friday at 7 p.m., ET and St. John's on Sunday at 1 p.m.