#6 Louisville Men's Lacrosse falls to #5 Kentucky

A game that held it's rivalry momentum from the beginning to the end...

#6 Louisville scored first, sending a direct message to #5 Kentucky that they had come to play.

Play went in favor of the Wildcats, as #5 Kentucky was able to get past Goalie, Mattingly six times in the first half of play.

Trailing at the half, #6 Louisville had to make adjustments in order to stop the Wildcats momentum.  Louisville sent in Junior Goalie, Tommy Kushner.

Tommy was a solid brick wall, allowing 0 goals in the 3rd quarter, and allowing the Cards to score offensively and take a 7-6 lead going into the 4th quarter.

The Cards defense took over again in the fourth quarter.  It wasn't until the Cards were down two players that the Wildcats were able to get one by Goalie, Kushner and tie the game at 7-7.

Regulation would end in a 7-7 tie.  It would only take the #5 Wildcats a few seconds to win the opening sudden-death overtime faceoff and find the open man for the game-winning goal.

What was possibly the greatest defensive half of college lacrosse we have ever seen by any one team, was quickly erased within a matter of seconds.

Kentucky claimed to 2018 National College Lacrosse League Midwest South Conference Championship over Louisville with their goal in sudden-death overtime.  The Cards fell by a single goal, just like they did during the regular season when Kentucky scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of play.

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