Butler Overpowers Evansville, 3-0
Oct. 7, 2004
Senior Cory Edgington scored a pair of goals and senior Andrew Pancio notched the game-winner to lead Butler to a 3-0 victory over visiting Evansville in a non-league contest at Kuntz Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 7. The win was Butler's eighth in a row and lifted the Bulldogs to 9-3-0 on the year. Evansville fell to 3-8-1.
Pancio gave the Bulldogs all the scoring they needed with a goal at 16:56. He took a pass from junior Roberto Gallo and fired a shot from 18 yards out past Evansville goalkeeper Corey Southers. It was Pancio's third goal of the season and the 12th of his career, and it gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 halftime lead.
Butler dominated the second half. Senior Cory Edgington gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead at 48:31. He took a cross from Pancio and then blasted a shot from 15 yards out on the left side to the right post. He then added a second goal 13 minutes later, slipping a deflection off of Southers into the back of the net. The two goals gave the Butler forward six for the season and 16 for his career.
"The first 20 minutes of the second half were fun to watch," said Butler head coach Joe Sochacki after the match. "We really put things together and played well during that stretch. All of our seniors played great tonight. They've really established themselves as leaders on this team."
The Bulldogs had a 9-3 advantage in shots in the second half and a 17-8 edge for the match. Edgington led the way with five shots, including four shots on goal. Sophomore Frank Peabody went the distance in goal and picked up his second career shutout, while improving to 4-0 on the season. He had four saves in the contest.
The eight straight victories represent the longest winning streak of Sochacki?s head coaching tenure and stand one shy of Butler's school record, set in 1998. The Bulldogs will have a chance to tie that record on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in a non-league match at Cincinnati.