Men's soccer: Orange falls in OT to Louisville

Fouls and offensive inefficiency plague the Orange in its second defeat.

In a game that needed overtime to yield a victor, Syracuse fell 2-1 to Atlantic Coast Conference rival Louisville Friday night, snapping an eight-game win streak.

The Orange (12-2-0, 4-2-0 ACC) boasts one of the premier back lines in the nation, having allowed only three goals coming into the contest. Friday, however, marked the first the time team yielded more than two goals this year.

In total, Louisville (7-5-0, 4-2-0 ACC) outshot Syracuse 10-8 and put four on goal compared to three for the Orange, whose lone score came from senior midfielder Nick Perea in the 55th minute.

Louisville was also the first team to best the Orange in corner-kicks this year, drawing a 5-3 advantage.

Penalties proved to play a large role in the game, as SU committed 19 fouls. Alex Halis picked up a red card in the 86th minute, leaving the Orange down a man for the overtime session. The Cardinals were able to capitalize when Jerry Ramirez headed the ball into the back of the net on a free kick.

A total of four cards were handed out during the game, with two of them against Syracuse, including a yellow to SU defender Skylar Thomas in the 67th minute.

The Orange returns home from its two-game road trip on Tuesday to take on Bucknell at SU Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m.

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