Leopards Dethrone Dukes 5-2 – Boys Soccer

Damien Lowder Sliding Goal Louisville Leopards Vs. Marlington Dukes Boys Soccer 2022 - Herald

Louisville 5, Marlington 2

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Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdThe Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Soccer Team downed the visiting Marlington Dukes 5-2 Thursday Night at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With their fifth straight victory, Louisville improves to 6-1 on the season.

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Dillen Scores 2 Second Half Goals of Louisville

Jenny Can Cleaning AdJunior Drew Dillen scored a pair unassisted goals and also recorded an assist all in the second half to lead the Leopards. Dillen earned his assist on sophomore Dominic Porter-Kovacich’s goal that gave Louisville a commanding 4-0 lead. The Dukes would answer with two consecutive goals by junior David Hoebeke to chop the lead in half at 4-2. Dillen responded by icing the game with his second goal to put LHS ahead 5-2.

Dillen has now scored a team leading six goals to go along with a five assists on the season. The goal was also Porter Kovacich’s third of the year.

Kibler Leads Leopards to 2-0 Halftime Lead

Junior Ryan Kibler scored the first goal of the contest in the opening half via an assist from fellow junior Brady Adams. Kibler then provided an assist for sophomore Damien Lowder who scored to give Louisville a 2-0 first half advantage. Kibler has now recorded three goals this season, while the score was Lowder’s second of the campaign.

Louisville’s Third Win Over Marlington All-Time

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdThe Leopards have played the Dukes in 23 straight seasons and this is just their third victory over Marlington in 28 games played against them. The Dukes own the all-time series 20-3-5 which includes a 12-1-1 record when playing in Louisville. However, the Leopards have won two of their last three meetings in the series overall and have only lost once in the last four times they have faced their longtime rival.

The five goals scored by Louisville is tied for the most against Marlington in the history of the series. The Leopards tied the Dukes 5-5 at Louisville High School on October 3, 2006.

The loss snaps Marlington’s four-game winning streak as they fall to 4-4-1 on the year.

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UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Boys Soccer Team will next travel to take on the Tallmadge Blue Devils on Saturday, September 17. JV will begin at 1:00 PM and Varsity will follow at 3:00 PM.

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JV: Louisville 3, Marlington 1

The Louisville Leopards Boys JV Soccer Team rallied from an early deficit to defeat the visiting Marlington Dukes 3-1. With the win, Louisville JV is now 4-2 on the season.

Sophomore Nick Johnston recorded a hat trick to lead the Leopards. He scored the game-tying goal unassisted in the first half to knot the score at 1-1. Johnston then added a pair of goals in the second half to lift Louisville to victory.

Freshman Raiden Lindner and junior Remi Klein provided the assists for Johnston’s scores. This is Johnston’s third hat trick of the season as he has now scored a team leading 12 goals on the year for the Leopards JV squad.

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Marlington at Louisville Boys Varsity Soccer Box Score


Team 1-2–TOTAL

Marlington 0-2–02

Louisville 2-3–05

1st Half

LOUISVILLE – Ryan Kibler (Brady Adams) | LHS 1, MHS 0

LOUISVILLE – Damien Lowder (Ryan Kibler) | LHS 2, MHS 0

2nd Half

LOUISVILLE – Drew Dillen | LHS 3, MHS 0

LOUISVILLE – Dominic Porter-Kovacich (Drew Dillen) | LHS 4, MHS 0



LOUISVILLE – Drew Dillen | LHS 5, MHS 2

Records: Louisville 7-1, Marlington 4-4-1

Marlington at Louisville Boys JV Soccer Box Score


Team 1-2–TOTAL

Marlington 1-0–01

Louisville 1-2–03

1st Half


LOUISVILLE – Nick Johnston | LHS 1, MHS 1

2nd Half

LOUISVILLE – Nick Johnston (Raiden Lindner) | LHS 2, MHS 1

LOUISVILLE – Nick Johnston (Remi Klein) | LHS 3, MHS 1

Record: Louisville 4-2

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