SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (NEWS RELEASE) -- Junior Charlyn Corral scored a pair of goals as the Louisville women’s soccer team earned its seventh shutout of the season with a 3-0 road victory over Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon at Owen T. Carroll Field.
With the win, the Cardinals improved to 4-3-3 in BIG EAST Conference matches and moved their overall record 9-4-3, while the host Pirates dropped to 2-8-0 in league action and 7-11-0 on the season. Louisville also improved to 8-0-0 all-time against Seton Hall.
The Cardinals opened the scoring in Sunday’s match in the 34th minute when Corral (Mexico City, Mexico/Tecnologico de Monterrey) found the upper right corner of the net for her first goal of the day and a 1-0 advantage. Corral has scored at least one goal in three of Louisville’s last four matches.
After taking that one goal advantage into the halftime break, U of L pushed its lead to 2-0 early in the second half when sophomore Casey Whitfield (Louisville, Ky./Manual HS), took a pass from freshman Irene Young (Troy, Mich./Troy HS), beat a defender in the box and scored inside the lower right corner in the 50th minute. The goal for Whitfield was her third of the season, while the assist for Young was the first of her career.
Louisville added the final goal of the match in the 89th minute when Corral connected for her second goal of the day and her seventh of the season. Whitfield was credited with the assist, her first of the season and the third of her career.
Defensively, senior goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer (Whitefish Bay, Wis./Divine Saviour HS) turned away four Seton Hall shots to earn her 17th career shutout, which places her in sole possession of second place on the Cardinals’ all-time list. Overall, Louisville had an 11-7 advantage in shots, including a 6-4 edge in shots on-goal. The Cardinals also had a slim 2-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Up next, Louisville will close the regular season at home on Friday at 7 p.m., ET against rival Cincinnati at Cardinal Park. The Cardinals will honor their 2012 senior class prior to kickoff against the Bearcats.