Louisville City FC Clinch Exciting 1-0 Victory Against Lexington SC – U.S. Open Cup Round Two
Hey there soccer fans! What a game we had last night at Lynn Family Stadium. Louisville City FC faced off against Lexington SC in a thrilling match that had us all on the edge of our seats. If you missed it, don’t worry, we got you covered with all the details.
Despite the thunderstorms that delayed the start of the match by 30 minutes and steady rain during most of the match, the weather was perfect for a night of soccer. With temperatures at a comfortable 75 degrees, we were treated to a fantastic game between two budding rivals.
The first half was a tense affair, with both teams looking to get an early goal. LouCity had the majority of the passion and opportunities in the first half. However, they were evenly matched, and neither side managed to break through, despite opportunities for both teams. The score remained 0-0 at halftime.
The second half was a different story, LexSC came out of the break with more aggression and had the majority of possession and opportunities for the first 15 minutes of the second half. However, things started to turn in the 60th minute as LouCity’s best-attacking player, Brian Ownby, subbed in and helped jumpstart their attack. Now with LouCity firing on more cylinders, the match started to favor the boys in purple. They had more possession, and it was only a matter of time before they scored. In the 69th minute, Sean Totsch scored the first and only goal of the match, with an assist by Paolo DelPiccolo. This was enough to secure the win for LouCity.
Lexington SC fought hard to get back into the game, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. This includes a frantic 90th minute where LexSC had a really good look at the tying goal. However, they only managed five shots, three of which were on target, compared to Louisville City FC’s 13 shots and three on target. Louisville City FC also dominated possession, with 57.3% compared to Lexington SC’s 42.7%.
Both teams were physical, and there were plenty of fouls and yellow cards handed out. Paolo DelPiccolo received a yellow card for Louisville City FC, while Phil Dlamini, Terique Mohammed, Jalen James, and Tate Robertson received yellow cards for Lexington SC.
Overall, it was a fantastic night of soccer, and Louisville City FC ended with a well-deserved win. They’ll be looking to carry this momentum into their next game, while Lexington SC hopes to earn the first points in club history on their home debut. Thanks for following along with the Bluegrass Soccer Cast as we strive to cover the beautiful game right here in the commonwealth!