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Louisville Men's Soccer Claims AAC Regular Season Title

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The 11th-ranked men's soccer team clinched the AAC's regular season title by playing South Florida to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon.

The regular season championship is the third in five seasons for Louisville (11-3-3), which now turns its focus to the AAC tournament, where it will be the top seed. The Cards will open up postseason play on Saturday at 7 p.m. inside Cardinal Park, where they'll face either Rutgers or Cincinnati in a quarterfinal match.

"I feel proud and I'm excited for the guys. A lot of times, you set goals with the faith that if you put in the effort and if you make the commitment that you can reach them," said Louisville head coach Ken Lolla. "Our guys put in a lot of effort and they made a lot of sacrifices. And if you ask every single one of our guys about the commitment, they'd tell you it was worth it. I'm proud of them. I think today was indicative of the effort and grind that we have to put in sometimes to get there. It's been a good journey and now we start on the next one."

The semifinals and final of the AAC tournament are set for Nov. 15-17 at Toyota Stadium, home of FC Dallas, in Frisco, Texas.