Bulldogs Rout Detroit For Key Road Win

Bulldogs Rout Detroit For Key Road Win


DETROIT - The Butler women's soccer team collected an important road win Sunday afternoon, shutting out Detroit, 3-0. Three different Bulldog players found the back of the net as BU improved to 4-2 in Horizon League play.

"Today's effort was a nice response to Friday's loss. The league is so wide open," head coach Tari St. John said. "The teams that show the most resilience will find themselves at the top."

Butler (6-10, 4-2 HL) put four shots on goal on the day, and three were goals. Sophomore Katie Griswold scored in the 10th minute from the right side of the field to give BU an early 1-0 lead. Freshman Mary Allen netted her first collegiate goal at 21:00 to extend the lead to 2-0. Griswold's goal was her ninth of the season.

The Butler defense held the rest of the afternoon before the Bulldogs got an insurance goal from sophomore Rachael Melendez at 87:48.

Freshman Olivia Colosimo was credited with a pair of assists, and Griswold also had an assist. Junior keeper Olivia Walter made four saves in the shutout.

"Our offense was efficient," St. John said. "Several players found themselves in unfamiliar positions because we had some injuries. I thought Mary Allen played well for us at center mid."

The Bulldogs have two matches remaining in the regular season, both at home. Butler hosts Youngstown State Friday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. Cleveland State comes to the Butler Bowl Sunday, Oct. 24 at noon. Both matches will be streamed live on the Horizon League Network.