Oct. 19, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley (Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley) produced a career-high 16 saves; however, it was not enough as the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 double-overtime decision to University of Louisville Friday evening at Cardinal Park.
In the 106th minute, UofL junior forward Charlyn Corral took a shot that hit off the crossbar. Cardinals sophomore forward Casey Whitfield took the rebound on knocked the ball into the goal for the game-winner.
The loss occurred despite the Bearcats maintaining the lead for more than 54 minutes; an accomplishment in out itself after Louisville outshot UC 37-10.
UC senior forward Liz Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson/College of Charleston) put the Bearcats up 1-0 in the 16th minute when she headed a cross 10 yards out from senior defender Kaylee Dakers (Brampton, Ontario/Heart Lake Secondary School) into the lower left corner of the goal.
The score marked Miller’s first goal since Oct. 22, 2010 at Rutgers.
UofL knotted the score in the 70th minute when Corral connected on a free kick from just outside of the box that went over a wall of defenders and past Utley, who finished the 2012 season leading the BIG EAST Conference in saves and saves per match.