Louisville Blanked By Green 2-0 in District Semifinals – Girls Soccer
#3 Green 2, #10 Louisville 0
The #10 seed Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Soccer Team was shutout by the host #3 seed Green Bulldogs 2-0 Monday Night at Green Memorial Stadium. With the loss, Louisville finishes the season with a final record of 14-4-1.
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Green Athletics Game Video
Kerley and Taylor Score for Bulldogs
The Lady Bulldogs got on the board first exactly 18 minutes into the contest. Green took a shot from the right side of the field that went off the fingertips of the goalkeeper and into the goal box. The ball took one hop and Mady Kerley was there to boot the ball in midair across the goal line to make it 1-0 Green.
The teams continued to battle for shot opportunities with the Lady Bulldogs clinging to a 1-0 lead deep into the second half. Green broke the game open in the 65th minute when Jillian Taylor snuck a goal into the right side of the net to make it 2-0 Bulldogs.
Green Sets Team Record with 15th Win
Green was able to hold Louisville off the scoreboard for the remaining 15:35 to clinch a berth in the district championship game Thursday at Tallmadge. They will challenge the #8 seed Mentor Cardinals who upset the #4 seed Twinsburg Tigers 2-1 in a shootout (3-1) in their district semifinal contest. Game time for the district final is slated for 6:00 PM.
The Lady Bulldogs are now 15-1-3 on the season with the victory. The 15 wins is a program record for GHS.
This is the fourth tournament meeting between the two schools with all four postseason contests coming at Green. The Lady Bulldogs have now outscored the Lady Leopards 13-0 in those matchups dating back to their first tournament encounter in 2005.
The Lady Leopards are now 0-8 all-time against the Lady Bulldogs, which includes an 0-7 record when playing at Green in the series. The Lady Bulldogs have shutout Louisville in 7 of their 8 matchups overall.
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Louisville Sets Team Record for Fewest Goals Allowed
The Lady Leopards broke a team record with 12 shutouts on the season. With the two goals allowed Monday, they surrendered just 10 goals throughout the entire season. This is a new team record eclipsing the previous mark set by last year’s team who allowed only 17 goals in 17 games.
Lady Leopards Postseason History
The Lady Leopards are still looking for that elusive district championship appearance. They are now 0-3 in district semifinal games falling on the road to Federal League foe in each year: 2012 at Jackson, 2013 at Lake, and this year at Green.
Louisville returns a lot of key talent next year and will look to breakthrough in the 2024 season.
DI Northeast 2 District Semifinal Scores
Monday, October 23
#8 Mentor 2, #4 Twinsburg 1, 2OT/SO (Cardinals Won 3-1 in Shootout)
#3 Green 2, #10 Louisville 0
DI Northeast 2 District Championship
Thursday, October 26
#3 Green Vs. #8 Mentor, 6:00
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Louisville at Green Girls Soccer Box Score
BULLDOGS 2, LEOPARDS 0, 2ND HALF
GREEN – Mady Kerley | LHS 0, GHS 1, 22:00
GREEN – Jillian Taylor | LHS 0, GHS 2, 15:35
Records: Green 15-1-3, Louisville 14-4-1