Bulldogs Rout Green Bay, 3-0
GREEN BAY - The Butler women's soccer team scored twice in the second half, owned a 17-6 shots advantage and the Bulldogs rolled to a 3-0 win at Green Bay Friday evening. BU is now 2-1 in Horizon League play.
Butler freshman twins Jackie and Nikki Hafele each scored to give Butler a 2-0 lead and senior Sarah Phelps scored on a free kick to provide the final margin. Phelps also had an assist. The offensive output was BU's second highest of the season. The Bulldogs scored five goals vs. Miami (Ohio) back on Sept. 3.
"The girls were focused all day. From the training session we had Thursday night to right before the match, they knew the task at hand," head coach Tari St. John said. "From the first whistle, we played some good soccer.
"Things really came together. We're hoping to take this momentum into Sunday."
Jackie Hafele got the Dawgs on the board in the 33rd minute when she scored on a Phelps corner kick. It was Jackie's second goal of the season. Nikki Hafele scored in the 66th minute on a bending rocket of a shot into the far post, from about 30 yards out. Sophomore Rachael Melendez assisted on the goal.
With BU owning a comfortable lead, Phelps got a goal of her own, when she banged in a free kick just from right outside the box.
"It was nice for Sarah, being a senior, to step up. It was awesome," St. John said.
Butler continues its swing through Wisconsin Sunday at league leading Milwaukee. The match starts at 2 p.m. ET.