Bulldogs Fall At IUPUI

Bulldogs Fall At IUPUI


INDIANAPOLIS - Freshman Rachel Sklarski scored her first career goal in the 33rd minute but IUPUI answered with a couple goals of its own as the Butler women's soccer team fell to the crosstown Jaguars, 3-1, Wednesday night.

Sklarski's goal came on a rebound of a shot by fellow freshman Anna Ventimiglia. Ventimiglia's was stopped by an IUPUI defender, as the goalkeeper had left the net. The rebounds came to Sklarski, who found the net from the left side at 32:58.

Sklarski's goal tied the match 1-1, as IUPUI's Sarah Colby scored at the 4:43 mark to give the Jaguars and early lead. The tie wouldn't last long, however, as Cara Hartman scored in the 34th minute to give IUPUI a 2-1 lead. 

Just after halftime, IUPUI's Alicia Brock was taken down inside the box, setting up a Jaguar penalty kick. IUPUI's Cara Hartman buried the PK in the lower left 90 to give the Jaguars a 3-1 lead.

"Give a lot of credit to IUPUI," head coach Tari St. John said. "They played their game and played well enough to win."

Butler had a 15-10 edge in shots and 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Sophomore Rachael Melendez registered four shots for the Bulldogs, while freshman Nikki Hafele had three. Olivia Walter played all 90 minutes, making three saves.

BU (3-8-0) will return to Horizon League play against Valparaiso Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Butler Bowl. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.