Second Half Surge Lifts Louisville Past 'Cats 5-0
Oct. 14, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville scored three goals in a span of four minutes at the start of the second half to break open a scoreless match and went on to defeat Villanova 5-0 in a BIG EAST contest played here this afternoon.
The first half was scoreless as both teams sent seven shots towards the others' net. But it took only 34 seconds for the complexion of the game to change in the second half. Louisville's David Guzman was awarded a penalty kick and he converted at 45:34 to push the Cardinals (5-9-1 overall, 4-5-0 BIG EAST) into the lead.
The Cardinals used the energy created from that first score to deliver another pair of goals before the game reached the 49th minute. Both scores came off the foot of Frank Janke, the latter coming at 48:34 to increase the working margin to 3-0.
Louisville added two more scores before the afternoon was over. Othaniel Yanez and Bryan Kanu each knocked in a goal while the Wildcats (6-8-1 overall, 2-7-0 BIG EAST) were unable to counter. The Cardinals ended the day with a 15-11 edge in shots.
Next up for Villanova is a road date this Wednesday evening at St. John's. The Wildcats return to the Villanova Soccer Complex on Oct. 21 at 1:00 p.m. to close out the regular season against Cincinnati.