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Saturday, August 21, 2010Louisville, Ky. - The 20th ranked Louisville men's soccer team defeated Lipscomb University 2-0 in exhibition play at Cardinal Park on Saturday night. The Cardinals improve to 1-0 in exhibition play while the Bison fall to 0-1.
The Cardinals were able to strike first when sophomore Buck Tufty got lose from a defender in the goal box and slipped the ball past the keeper hitting the right back corner in the 37th minute. Lipscomb had a chance to tie it in the 43rd minute when a shot by Nick Bibb was headed out of the net by junior defender Austin Berry.
Louisville ended the first period with a 1-0 lead. The Cards held a slight 4-3 edge in shots while Lipscomb keeper Brent McGee had two saves in the period and Andre Boudreaux finished with one.
The Cardinals were more aggressive on the offensive end during the second half while the defense held the Bison to just one shot. Junior transfer Nick DeLeon headed the ball in off a free kick from sophomore Paolo DelPiccolo in the 69th minute to give the Cards a 2-0 cushion. Louisville finished the game with an 8-4 shot advantage and a 2-0 corner kick advantage.
Lipscomb plays at Georgia State next Saturday at 6 p.m. in an exhibition.
Release provided by Louisville media relations.