Aug. 24, 2012
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In a wild game that featured seven goals, a power outage and two brief delays due to darkness, Louisville scored in the 102nd minute of double overtime to defeat Purdue women's soccer, 4-3, Friday evening.
The game marked only the second time in program history the Boilers (2-1) have scored three goals in a loss. And it was Purdue's first game since September 2002 in which both teams scored at least three times.
For the second Friday in a row, the Boilers established a new record for the shortest amount of time between scores. Louisville transfer Jordan Pawlik scored 46 seconds apart, both goals coming off assists from Hadley Stuart, to give Purdue a 2-1 lead in the 21st minute. Last Friday, Alex Hairston and Stuart scored 48 seconds apart in a season-opening win against Toledo.
The Cardinals (2-0) won the game on Katie Walz's golden goal one minute and two seconds after the second overtime kicked off. Walz fired an impressive strike inside the right post from 30 yards out in the middle of the field. Louisville also scored following two of its nine corner kicks, including an equalizer in the 86th minute that sent the game to overtime.
Chinyelu Asher gave Purdue its first lead of the second half with her first goal of the season, and fourth career, in the 83rd minute. Taylor Niewoit connected a right-to-left pass to Asher, setting up her teammate with the space to fire a shot inside the right post from the heart of the 18-yard box.
Angelika Uremovich accounted for both Louisville goals off corner kicks, scoring in the fifth and 86th minutes. Coincidentally, it was Walz who had to leave the game late in the second half after a collision at the top of the 18-yard box. But she was able to return to the game for the overtime periods.
Pawlik played for Louisville in 2010 and 2011 before transferring to Purdue for the start of the 2012 spring semester. After assisting on both goals by the Boilers last Friday, she added a multi-goal game to her college résumé. Stuart also recorded her first multi-assist effort. Both players represent the fourth active Boilers to post a multi game of that variety.
A power surge at Cardinal Park early in the second half caused the scoreboard and lights to go out. Power was out for only about 15 seconds but the field lights had to cool down before they could be turned on again. Action was stopped briefly in the 61st minute and resumed using one of Purdue's yellow Nike UEFA Champions League soccer balls even though the lights were still out. About six minutes later, action was stopped again until the lights could be turned on approximately five minutes later.
Louisville hit the crossbar twice in the game, most notably in the 97th minute of the first overtime. The Cardinals were granted a rare indirect free kick inside the 18-yard box from about 10 yards out on the left side. Purdue defender Kim Love was whistled for a violation after falling on top of the ball during a battle to gain possession. The Boilermakers lined up along the goal line and U of L opted to play the ball back to the top of the 18-yard box. Uremovich hit the crossbar with her shot and Charlyn Corral missed wide left on the rebound.
Purdue goalkeeper Clara Kridler finished with five saves, including two nice ones on sprawling quick reactions. She kept the Boilers in front 2-1 in the 32nd minute when she prevented Casey Whitfield from scoring after a short right-to-left cross. In the 78th minute with the game tied, she made a point blank save on Corral on a 1-v-1 chance on the left side of the 18-yard box.
Pawlik scored from the right flank inside the left post and then from the heart of the 18-yard box after a centering pass deflected to her. Whitfield tied the game for Louisville in the 40th minute with a shot from the left side of the 18-yard box inside the right post.
The late equalizer for Louisville started as corner kick from the northwest corner of the field. It caromed around at the feet of a scrum of players and eventually pinballed into the left side of the Purdue net.
Jordan Frick, Jessica Warren, Love and Stuart went the distance among the Purdue field players. Marta Lynch (98) and Pawlik (94) also logged 90-plus minutes. Emma Lancaster played 69 minutes to lead the reserves. Shae Desmond and Tayler Francel made their first starts of the season Friday.
A September 2002 overtime win at Oakland (4-3) and an October 1999 loss to Iowa (6-3) represent the two previous games in program history that saw both teams score at least three goals.
The Boilermakers return to action Wednesday when they host Butler at 7 p.m. in the opener of a six-game homestand at the Varsity Soccer Complex.