Friday, May 20, 2022

Indy Eleven vs Racing Louisville - 01.03


- Opponent: Racing Louisville
- Location: Lynn Family Sports Vision & Training Center
- Attendance: -
- Final Score: 2-0 W

- Starting XI: Wood, McCarthy (Robyn), Cherry, Kraszula, McLaughlin, Bahr, Lynch, Rogers, Soderstrom, Williams, McCarthy (Rachel)
- Substitution: Leonard 45' (Cherry); Chester 65' (McCarthy Ra); Bulatovic 68' (Bahr); Dean 68' (Williams); Barnett 85' (Soderstrom)
- Unused: Reason, Dewey

- Scoring Summary:
IND - Soderstrom ??' (unassisted)
IND - Soderstrom ??' (assist Chester)

- Bookings:

- Referee: ??
- Adage goals: None

Thoughts and Opinions

No stream, which meant that Indy fans had to rely on Racing Louisville to tweet about the game. They, however, tweeted as if they had to pay money for every letter. So all we saw was the start of game, a LOU-centric tweet 24 minutes later, Soderstrom's goal (I assume right before halftime, but there was no indication of time), halftime, a few Racing subs, Soderstrom's 2nd goal, a tweet about a dog (and I think some NWSL players), Soderstrom's penalty kick being saved, and end of game. 90 minutes of action, 9 tweets. Awesome.

So we'll just have this recap indicate that Indy Eleven won by a score of 2-0, and that an Indy fan's dislike of Louisville sports team was not altered after this game. Here are a few embedded tweets from Racing's infrequent updates. 

Soderstrom puts Indy on the board first, close to halftime.

Soderstrom doubles Indy's lead (I'm guessing around the 75th minute).

Soderstrom is human and Racing's Macy Enneking saves Soderstrom's penalty kick.
With the win, Indy continue their strong start to the season, and Wood gets her first clean sheet of the season. Indy head to Michigan next Saturday for a game against AFC Ann Arbor. Hopefully, someone in Ann Arbor can throw an iPhone on a tripod and stream something, unlike Louisville. Or at least hire a teenager to tweet about the game better than Louisville did since it seems like Racing media admin took the night off.

Regardless, another great win for Indy in the first edition of the women's LIPAFC.

The Game Beckons Game Ball

With only 9 tweets to base my opinion and the fact that she scored a brace, I have to give Soderstrom the GBGB again. Though I suspect others were worthy too.
UPDATE: Just saw the stats for the game and Racing had 24 shots, 13 being on target, which means Wood not only had her first clean sheet, but she had 13 saves in the effort. I don't know where all those shots were taken, but she still managed to make them. So Wood and Soderstrom share the reward tonight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy for win! Great recap!