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Three Goals Not Enough for Indy Eleven

April 6, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Indy Eleven News Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Indy Eleven fell, 5-3, on the road to Louisville City FC in the first installment of the 2024 LIPAFC rivalry Saturday afternoon. With the victory, LouCity improves to 4-0-0 on top of the USL Championship Eastern Conference standings, while Indy falls to 1-3-1.

Louisville opened the scoring in the 16th minute as its season tally leader Wilson Harris found the back of the net from the left side of the six-yard box off an assist from Jake Morris.

Indy picked up its first threat from Jack Blake, who missed just over the top of frame from about 30 yards out in an attempt for the equalizer in the 24th minute. It did come just 10 minutes after when Younes Boudadi earned Indy a penalty kick deep inside the box. Blake stepped up to the spot and converted for his team-leading third goal of 2024.

LouCity regained the lead in the 41st minute from Jansen Wilson and added an insurance goal just on the other side of the half break from Elijah Wynder in the 50th minute.

A 60th-minute strike from Blake gave him a brace and pulled the Boys in Blue back within one. The one-goal deficit didn't last long, though, with Harris completing the hattrick with tallies in the 62nd and 71st minutes to extend the lead to 5-2.

No stranger to both sides of the rivalry, 62nd minute substitute Tyler Gibson made his presence known in the match with a strike in the 82nd minute. The shot ricocheted off a Louisville defender and was credited in the official stats as an own goal, and that's where the scoring would end at 5-3.

LouCity had the 20-7 edge in shots, also topping Indy 7-3 on frame. In the possession battle, the Boys in Blue came out ahead at 52.9%. Blake led Indy with five shots, including three on target, and moved his goal total to four this season.

The eight goals were the most goals scored in a meeting between the two teams, topping six goals in a 3-3 draw June 26, 2021.

Indy returns home next Saturday for a 7 p.m. ET match-up with Charleston Battery. The match will stream on ESPN+ and air locally on WNDY. Single-game tickets are available now for all matches via Ticketmaster. Season Ticket Packages can also be purchased, as well as tickets for groups and hospitality areas. For more information on these options click here. For questions, please email [email protected] or give us a call at 317.685.1100.

USL Championship Regular Season

Louisville City FC 5:3 Indy Eleven

Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 4 p.m. ET 

Lynn Family Stadium - Louisville, Kentucky

2024 USL Championship Records

Louisville City FC: 4-0-0 (+10), 12 pts Eastern Conference

Indy Eleven: 1-3-1 (-3), 4 pts Eastern Conference

Scoring Summary

LOU - Wilson Harris (Jake Morris) 16'

IND - Jack Blake (penalty) 34'

LOU - Jansen Wilson (Wilson Harris) 41'

LOU - Elijah Wynder (Ray Serrano) 50'

IND - Jack Blake (Sebastian Guenzatti) 60'

LOU - Wilson Harris (Adrien Perez) 62'

LOU - Wilson Harris (Ray Serrano) 71'

IND - Own goal 82'

Discipline Summary

IND - Douglas Martinez (caution) 32'

IND - Younes Boudadi (caution) 40'

IND - Yannik Oettl (caution) 71'

LOU - Damian Las (caution) 77'

LOU - Ray Serrano (caution) 87'

LOU - Jorge Gonzalez (caution) 90+6'

Indy Eleven line-up (4-4-2): Yannik Oettl, Aedan Stanley, Adrian Diz Pe, Josh O'Brien, Younes Boudadi, Max Schneider (Tyler Gibson 62' captain), Cam Lindley (captain), Jack Blake, Douglas Martinez, Augi Williams (Tega Ikoba 62'), Sebastian Guenzatti (Elliot Collier 79')

Indy Subs: Hunter Sulte, Macca King, Danny Barbir, Laurence Wootton

Louisville City line-up: Damian Las, Kyle Adams, Arturo Ordonez, Sean Tosch, Jake Morris (Aiden McFadden 60'), Elijah Wynder (Niall McCabe 75'), Taylor Davila, Jansen Wilson (Tola Showunmi, 88'), Ray Serrano (Wes Charpie 87'), Wilson Harris (Jorge Gonzalez 79'), Adrien Perez

Louisville City Subs: Dylan Mares, Danny Faundez, Hayden Stamps

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