Butler Blanks UW-Green Bay, 4-0
Oct. 5, 2003
Junior Cory Edgington scored a pair of goals to spark Butler's second-biggest offensive output of the season and help the Bulldogs to a 4-0 victory over visiting UW-Green Bay at Varsity Field on Sunday (Oct. 5). The win came in Butler's Horizon League opener and lifted the Bulldogs to 5-4-2 on the year, while UW-Green Bay fell to 2-6-1 overall and 0-2 in league action.
Edgington scored both of his goals in the second half, to help Butler increase a 2-0 halftime lead. His first goal came at 51:44 off a deflection by UW-Green Bay goalkeeper Dave Palmer. He scored again seven minutes later after taking a pass from teammate Chris Choate. The two scores gave Edgington four goals on the year and boosted him into a tie with sophomore John Mariscalco for the team lead.
Choate scored the game-winner at 30:28. He took a pass from junior Andrew Pancio on the right side of the net and blasted a shot past Palmer. The Bulldogs made it 2-0 less than two minutes later when freshman Tim Torretta scored on a header off a corner kick by Pancio. It was the first career goal for both Butler players.
The Bulldogs turned in another strong defensive performance, while recording their fifth shutout of the season. Junior Evan Reinhhardt played the first 59 minutes of the match and recorded a pair of saves, before giving way to sophomore Frank Peabody.
Butler finished with an 18-7 edge in shots and an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal. Edgington led the way with three shots. The four goals were the most by the Bulldogs since their 5-1 victory against Valparaiso on Sept. 7. Butler coach Joe Sochacki used 24 different players in the contest.
The Bulldogs continue their current homestand with a non-league match against Cincinnati on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The match at Varsity Field is slated for 3 p.m.