WMKY

Soccer Falls On Road to In-State Cards

Aug 26, 2019

Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State Soccer team fell 3-0 to the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday evening at Lynn Stadium.

The Cardinals first goal came in the 23rd minute after a cross from Arianna Ferraro found the inside of Maisie Whitsett's cleat and skipped to the right of MSU freshman goalkeeper Grace Gaffney.

The score remained at 1-0 over the next 29 minutes of play before Emina Ekic's through ball beat the Eagles' back line and found a streaking Delaney Snyder for a goal that was nearly blocked away by Gaffney.

Following an Eagles' attack in the 60th minute, the Cardinals were able to counter for their third goal as Sarah Hernandez knocked home a cross from Allison Whitfield.

Gaffney, a rookie keeper from Danville, Ky., made a career-best three saves in the match against the Cardinals' 18 shots.

Despite the final score, Eagles' head coach Warren Lipka was pleased with his team's effort from start to finish.

"We came out and competed hard for 90 minutes tonight and that made me really happy. I know my team isn't happy right now because they're a very competitive bunch but to make Louisville work hard and earn everything over 90 minutes it gives us a good idea of how much we can continue to improve as this season progresses and we clean up small mistakes," said Lipka following the match.

Morehead State falls to 0-2 overall while Louisville now sits a 2-0 in the 2019 season.

The Eagles return home on Sept. 1, for a matchup with Akron at 2:00 p.m. ET. Morehead State defeated the Zips on the road by a 2-1 tally in the season-opening match of 2018.