Bulldogs Fall At UW-Milwaukee, 3-1
Nov. 15, 2002
League scoring leader Antou Jallow scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to lead top-seeded UW-Milwaukee to a 3-1 victory over Butler in the semifinals of the Horizon League Men's Soccer Championship at the Panthers' Engelmann Field on Friday, Nov. 15. The loss left the defending champion Bulldogs with a final 9-10-3 season record.
The Panthers, ranked eighth in the nation, jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 0:49 into the match when Evan Richardson scored on a penalty kick. That goal wound up as the only score of the first 45 minutes. UW-Milwaukee made it 2-0 just over seven minutes into the second half when Jallow, the Horizon League "Player of the Year," scored the first of his two goals from three yards out.
Butler ended the shutout bid at 68:40 when freshman Scott Olsen blasted a shot past UW-Milwaukee goalkeeper Chris Dadaian from 10 yards away off a rebound. Senior Nick Pantazi picked up his sixth assist of the season on the play. The goal was the fifth for Olsen, who finished his initial season as Butler's third-leading scorer.
Jallow closed the scoring at 79:00 with his 22nd goal of the season. Chad Dombrowski picked up his second assist of the match on the score.
The Panthers, who improved to 17-1-1 on the year, out-shot the Bulldogs, 24-11, in the match. Butler goalkeeper Grant Barrie, who was the MVP of last year's Horizon League Tournament, responded by matching his career-high with 11 saves. Barrie closed out his Butler career in second place on Butler's all-time saves list with 249.
Pantazi, who finished the 2002 campaign as Butler's leading scorer with 13 goals and six assists, finished his career as Butler's second all-time leading scorer with 104 points. The all-league forward had six shots against the Panthers, including three shots on goal. Teammate Michael Mariscalco, who finished as Butler's fourth all-time leading scorer with 100 career points, had two shots against UW-Milwaukee.
The Panthers will meet No. 2 seed Cleveland State in the Horizon League championship game on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 12 noon (CDT). Cleveland State advanced to the finals with a 5-3 victory over UIC.