11. Louisville the next challenge for Evansville men’s soccer

EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville men’s soccer team faces a ranked opponent for the third time this season, challenging No. 11 Louisville in extra-conference action Tuesday night at 6 p.m. CT in Louisville, Kentucky.

The two Midwestern opponents meet for the 15th time Tuesday, with Evansville holding an 11-3 lead in the all-time series. A season ago, the Aces had an 87th-minute lead, but the Cardinals struck back with two late goals to claim the win on Aug. 30, 2021. Louisville goes into the midweek matchup with a 7-2-2 aggregate score after going six games unbeaten. The Aces are 4-2-4 for the year and have relied on solid defense and recorded back-to-back shutouts of late. With clean sheets against Belmont and Bradley, the season total for the Aces rises to five. The last time UE recorded five or more shutouts in a season was in 2017, when Matthew Keller and Frederik Reimer had a combined seven clean sheets.

Although Evansville haven’t scored in their last two games, their attack was still strong. The Aces have hit double-digit shots in their last four competitions, including 23 combined shots in the goalless ties with Belmont and Bradley. Evansville’s seven games of 10 or more shots already equal last season’s total and are the most at this point in the year since 2018.

The Aces and Cards go live on ACC Network Xtra Tuesday night at 18:00 CT, with Matt Schumacker and Jeff Greer speaking from Derby City.

 

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