The Louisville Cardinals Men’s Soccer team, now ranked 21st, captured the Big East Red division champions and number one seed for the Big East Tournament when they defeated Villanova 1-0 on Saturday, October 24th. Saturday was a special win for the Cards as they honored their seniors in Card Park. Louisville said thanks to seven Cardinals.
Andrew Farrell netted the lone goal for the Cardinals in the 37th minute. Farrell’s penalty kick was blocked by Villanova’s keeper, John Fogarty. The deflection came right back to Farrell and he put it in the back of the net with a header. Farrell won his second consecutive Big East Defender of the Week Award. He scored two goals and helped lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 record this week. Louisville defeated USF 2-1 and held a shut out against Villanova.
The Men’s Soccer team is 5-0-1 in their last six games.
With this win, the Cards clinch a first round bye in the Big East Tournament. Syracuse has also clinched a first round bye in the Red division. The tournament begins October 1st, but Louisville will not play until November 3rd in the Quarterfinals. The Semifinals, on November 9th, and Finals, on November 11th, will be played at Red Bull Arena in New York.
The Cardinals host UC Irvine tonight, October 24th, in Card Park at 7PM. This is the last home regular season game for the Cardinals.