For the first time in seven attempts, the Louisville women's soccer team defeated Kentucky 3-1. The win also improves the Cards to 4-1.
Emina Ekic doubled her team-best two goals this season into four with a pair in Lexington. Her first came 20 minutes into the first half on a free kick. Her second was early in the second, at the 55 minute mark when she bounced a shot off the post.
Senior Alison Price scored her second goal of the season at the 41 minute mark. A corner kick by Ekic found Price, who headed the ball to extend the lead just before halftime.
Kentucky's lone goal came late in the second half on a set piece and miscommunication on defense.
Hurricane Harvey had a front row seat for the match. The entire 90 minutes saw nothing but downpour as the effects of the hurricane moved its way through the United States. Water could be seen sitting on the pitch. The swampy playing field slowed the players down as they attempted to trudge their way chasing down misfire after misfire. The slick seemed to send the ball anywhere and everywhere but the intended direction.
Both teams suffered the storm, but ultimately Louisville pulled through.
The Cards travel to Missouri State Monday night at 6:30.