Second Half Goal Trips Bulldogs
GREEN BAY, WIS. -- Green Bay's Tony Walls scored 22 minutes into the second half to lift the host Phoenix to a 1-0 Horizon League victory over Butler at Aldo Santaga Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 15) night. It was Butler's second consecutive 1-0 setback and dropped the Bulldogs to 5-6-2 on the season.
Walls' game-winner came on a rebound off his own missed penalty kick at 66:53. It was his fourth goal of the season and it ended a scoreless deadlock.
Both teams had several solid scoring opportunities in the contest. Green Bay (6-5-1, 2-2-0 HL) finished with 16 total shots, including eight shots on goal. Butler (1-2-1 HL) attempted nine shots, including five on goal. The Phoenix had a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Butler, coming off a 1-0 loss at home to nationally-ranked Indiana, had a pair of shots on goal late in the first half, but Green Bay goalkeeper Ryan Wehking stopped attempts by both Jared Isenthal and Justin Sass. Isenthal also had a shot on goal in the second half, while sophomore Austin Oldham added a pair of shots on net. Wehking stopped all three.
Walls led the Phoenix with a match-high five shots, including four on goal.
Sophomore Jon Dawson went the distance in goal for the Bulldogs and finished with a career-high seven saves. He stopped three Green Bay shots in the first half and four more in the final period.
The Bulldogs will play a second consecutive road contest when they travel to Evansville for a non-league match on Saturday, Oct. 22. Butler will return home to host Horizon League foe Cleveland State on Oct. 26.