The University of Louisville men’s soccer team got back in the win column, winning 1-0 at Florida Gulf Coast on Monday night.
The victory snaps a three-match winless streak for Louisville (4-2-1), which had two losses and a draw in its last three matches.
For just the second time in seven UofL matches this season, neither side managed a goal in the opening 45 minutes.
Louisville outshot the Eagles 5-1 in the first half but was unable to put one in the back of the net. However, the Cardinals were able to get on the board early in the second.
Filip Fredhall worked in the middle of the pitch and played a ground pass to the top of the box. Sander Roed touched the pass forward to Aboubacar Camara and the Louisville forward slotted it home into the left side to put UofL in front in the 57th minute.
The goal was the second of the season for Camara, and his first since the opening match of the season. The junior now has 21 career goals, moving him into a tie for ninth on Louisville’s career scoring list.
Ryan Troutman and the Louisville defense took care of the rest, keeping the Eagles off the scoreboard.
Seeing his first action in a UofL uniform, Troutman saved the only two shots on target of the night from Florida Gulf Coast (3-1-2) to hand the Eagles their first loss of the year.
The shutout was the fourth of Troutman’s career after tallying three in 2020 while playing for Kentucky.
Louisville finished with a 10-8 advantage in shots on Monday, as the Cardinals recorded double digit shots for the seventh consecutive match to start the year.
The Cards return home to take on No. 10 Pitt on Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium and the match will be televised on ACC Network.
|STEPHEN WILLIAMSAssistant Sports Information Director | Louisville Athletics|