September 17, 2004

Butler Blanks Valparaiso, 2-0

Sept. 17, 2004

Box Score

Juniors Scott Olsen and Casey Jewett provided the offense and senior Evan Reinhardt keyed the defense to help lead Butler to a 2-0 victory over Valparaiso in a non-league men's soccer match at Eastgate Field in Valparaiso on Friday, Sept. 17. The victory lifted Butler to 3-3 on the season, while Valparaiso fell to 1-2-2.

Olsen scored less than 12 minutes into the match to give Butler the lead for good. The Butler forward took a pass from senior Cory Edgington and slipped a shot past Valparaiso goalkeeper Jeff Oleck at 11:08 in the first half. Junior John Mariscalco started the Butler scoring play with a cross to Edgington. The goal was Olsen's second of the season.

Butler increased the lead to 2-0 in the second half when Jewett launched a free kick that deflected off a Valparaiso defender and into the net. The goal at 61:13 was Jewett's first as a Butler player.

The Bulldogs faced 10 shots from Valparaiso, but just two shots on goal. Reinhardt stopped both scoring attempts by the Crusaders. The Bulldogs had 13 shots in the match, with Olsen leading the way with three shots on goal. Edgington added three shots, including one shot on goal. The Bulldogs had an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Butler will wrap up a season-opening, seven-match road stretch with a contest in Indianapolis against IUPUI. The match will be played at Kuntz Stadium at 7 p.m.