LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- 9th-ranked Louisville forced overtime against homestanding, 2nd-ranked Wake Forest with a late goal in regulation, then fell just 89 seconds into the OT to the Demon Deacons in the ACC semi-final Wednesday in Winston Salem.
The Cardinals outshot Wake 11-5 and converted on the 11th shot when a ball got through traffic across the Deamon Deacon goal mouth on to the foot of Tim Kubel who deposited the ball in the far left side of the goal with just fifty seconds remaining, tying the game at 1.
Wake had scored in the 28th minute on a goal from Hayden Partain, who beat Cardinal keeper Stefan Cleveland after creating some space on the right side of the goal. The Deacons got the game-winner when Jon Bakero controlled a pass near midfield and made a beautiful back pass to a streaking Ema Twumasi. The Freshman then outraced a pair of Louisville defenders, deked around a sliding Cleveland and put the ball in the open net for a 2-1 victory.
Wake Forest goes on to a meeting with Clemson in the ACC Title game. Louisville (12-5-2) will now await its fate in the NCAA tournament.
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