Early Goal Lifts IUPUI Past Butler
INDIANAPOLIS - IUPUI scored in the 17th minute and held on in the final minutes to defeat the Butler women's soccer team, 1-0, Tuesday at the Butler Bowl. The contest was a makeup from last Friday, as the match was postponed due to lightning.
The Jaguars' Katrina McCrory scored the game-winner. The play developed when Lisa Thomas took the ball down the left side and sent a cross into the box. McCrory fired a volley with her right leg into the back of the net, and that's all it would take to give IUPUI its first win of the season.
Butler (1-3-0) controlled the early moments of the contest, amassing three decent shots, with one on goal in the 14th minute. Within moments, McCrory and the Jaguars seized momentum with the tally.
"I thought we controlled all but 10 minutes of the match," head coach Tari St. John said. "But when you go down a goal early and have to chase, things don't always click. I felt we lost our composure at times.
"But you have to give credit to IUPUI for their intensity and will to win."
BU's highlight of the day came in the form of a sliding stop in the 36th minute by goalkeeper Jessica Schein. IUPUI had a breakaway and isolated Schein one-v-one, but the Bulldog keeper came out and made a sliding stop before a shot could be taken.
IUPUI controlled play early in the first half, putting a shot just inches outside the post in both the 52nd and 61st minutes.
The Bulldogs amassed a 13-8 shots advantage. Senior Angie Muir led the BU attack, totaling five shots (two on goal). Senior Carrie Twyman and sophomore Mandi Kotynski each had two shots.
Butler also had a 4-0 edge in corner kicks. However, BU was called for nine fouls, to just two against IUPUI.
Schein played all 90 minutes, making four saves. IUPUI keeper Jamie Farrell made three saves to pick up her first shutout and win of the season.
Butler returns to action this weekend, playing Saturday, Sept. 6 at Toledo. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.