Oct. 10, 2003
Butler picked up goals from its two scoring leaders in the second half and battled host UIC to a draw in two overtime periods to finish with a 2-2 tie in a Horizon League match played at Flames Field in Chicago on Friday (Oct. 10). The deadlock left Butler with a 5-5-3 overall record and a 1-0-1 league mark, while UIC came away with a 6-4-1 overall mark and a 0-2-1 league record.
The Bulldogs overcame a 2-0 deficit with two goals in a three minute stretch of the second half. Junior Cory Edgington found an open goal off a rebound shot by teammate Chance Ernst and deposited a shot into the back of the net. It was Edgington's fifth goal of the season, and his third in two league matches. The goal came at 50:42 and cut UIC's lead in half.
Three minutes later, sophomore John Mariscalco blasted a shot into the net off of a free kick to tie the match. It was his fifth goal, also.
That shot ended the scoring. Butler attempted one shot in each overtime period, while UIC had a single shot in the second overtime session. The Flames out-shot Butler for the match, 24-16, but the Bulldogs had a 10-9 edge in shots on goal.
UIC took early command in the match on a goal by Nate Day less than two minutes into he contest. The Flames made it 2-0 when Eric Cervantes tallied his third goal of the season at 32:51.
Junior Evan Reinhardt went the distance in goal for the Bulldogs and recorded seven saves. Ross Cain had eight saves for the Flames. Each goalkeeper had a save in the second overtime period.
The Bulldogs return to Indianapolis for a test against defending Horizon League champ UW-Milwaukee on Sunday, Oct. 12. The match at Butler's Varsity Field is slated for 1 p.m.