UC Defeated By Louisville, 18-7, In BIG EAST Opener

March 27, 2012

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CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati lacrosse team (3-4, 0-1) was defeated by Louisville (3-6, 1-1), 18-7, in its BIG EAST opener on Tuesday evening at Nippert Stadium. Senior Laura Simanski, freshman Megan Bell and junior Marissa Pierson each recorded two goals.

The Cardinals scored the first four goals of the game, while the Bearcats were unable to keep the ball out of the defensive end of the field. Bell put UC on the board with 23:39 remaining in the half, but UofL scored five-straight to keep the game out of Cincinnati's grasp.

After Louisville took the 13-2 lead at halftime, UC scored five goals and limited Louisville to the same amount in the final 30 minutes.

UofL outshot Cincinnati, 33-18, while the Bearcats committed 13 more fouls than Louisville, 39-26.

UC travels this weekend for a pair of contests. It first faces Loyola on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m., followed by a meeting with Oregon on Sunday, April 1 in Davidsonville, Md. at 12 p.m.