Lynn Stadium was packed on Saturday night to witness the Louisville men's soccer team defeat the Virginia Cavaliers 6-1. No. 13 Louisville versus No. 16 Virginia was expected to be a heated match-up against two of the ACC's top teams, but ended up being a scoring fest for the Cards.
Jack Gayton got the scoring started in the 18th minute on an assist by Mohamed Thiaw. Tim Kubel knocked a free kick into the box, which Thiaw headed towards Gayton. Gayton found an open right side of the net for his second career goal and first of the season.
Thiaw, who had been clawing at a chance to score all evening, added two for the Cards. His first extended the lead to 2-0 when he received a pass from Geoffrey Dee and added some fancy footwork around defenders. His other goal came at the 62 minute mark on an assist by Kubel. Thiaw now has seven goals on the season.
Grant Hollkamp scored his first career goal on an assist by Kubel. Hollkamp worked past a defender and went to the right post to make it 3-0.
Cherif Dieye also recorded his first career goal to push the margin to a 4-0 lead shortly before halftime. Hollkamp and Ricardo Oliveros were credited with the assist. Dieye slipped past the goalkeeper to find the open net.
Virginia scored in the 56th minute to make it 4-1, but Cody Cochran answered three minutes later. Off of Kubel's corner Cochran headed the ball high into the net.
Louisville has not scored six goals since a 6-0 defeat of DePaul in October of 2009. Tim Kubel also set a record for assists in a match with four. He beat out the previous record of three assists, held by a pair of former Cardinals.
Louisville moves to 7-1-1 on the season and 3-0-0 in ACC play. Virginia falls to 3-2-2 and 0-2-1.
Up next for U of L is a game at Boston College on Friday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. The Eagles are coming off of a 5-0 loss at North Carolina and hold a 5-3 record while 1-2 in conference play.