MILWAUKEE - Sophomore Katie Griswold scored the game-winner in the 17th minute and junior goalkeeper Olivia Walter made 10 saves to make the goal stand in Butler women's soccer's 1-0 win at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. The win was Butler's first against Milwaukee since 1999.
"We got great leadership from our seniors and our freshmen went out and played hard and almost as if they didn't understand the levity of the game," head coach Tari St. John said. "Cara Burchett was big time and Olivia finished a perfect weekend with 10 saves."
The Bulldogs are now 3-1 in league play, resulting in nine points, and firmly in the thick of the league title chase. Detroit is the league leader with 10 points, while Milwaukee and Cleveland State each have nine.
UWM (7-5-2, 3-1 HL) had a 16-2 shots advantage and put 10 shots on goal. Griswold's goal was the only try on goal for the Bulldogs. Milwaukee's Sarah Hagen, the league's leading scorer, had five shots. Three of them were on goal.
"Being up a goal in the second half against a good team like Milwaukee, we knew we'd need a 'bend but don't break' mentality," St. John said.
Butler (5-9-0, 3-1 HL) will host Loyola Friday, Oct. 15 at the Butler Bowl.