The U of L men’s soccer team got an overtime goal from Elijah Amo in the 98th minute to pull off a 2-1 upset of No. 1 Wake Forest in the ACC tournament semifinals Wednesday night.
The fourth-seeded Cardinals now advance to Sunday’s tournament final against No. 2 seed North Carolina, currently ranked fourth in the country. The final will be played at noon ET at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C, and will be televised by ESPNU.
Louisville’s victory on Wednesday was sweet revenge for a 2-1 overtime loss to Wake Forest (17-2-0) in the regular season finale for both squads on Oct. 26. The two teams have gone into overtime in six of their last nine meetings, the the Demon Deacons had entered Wednesday with a seven-game winning streak over U of L.
The Cardinals will now play in the ACC championship for the second time since joining the conference in 2014. It was in that year that Louisville was just seconds away from winning the title before a Clemson goal with less than 10 seconds to go forced overtime. The Tigers ultimately prevailed, 2-1 in double OT.
Ken Lolla always has his teams playing their best when the matches matter most, and it appears as though 2018 is no exception. Bring it home, fellas.