October 23, 2011

Bulldogs Beat Green Bay 2-0

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Butler women's soccer team scored once in each half to defeat Green Bay 2-0 in a key league road win Sunday afternoon.  Freshman Stephanie Kaylor and junior Katie Griswold each scored a goal to lead the Bulldogs to the win. 

The win was key in that it clinched a spot in the six-team Horizon League Soccer Championship. The Bulldogs were in the sixth spot in the standings but moved into fifth with the win. 

"We accomplished three very good things today," head coach Tari St. John said. "We scored two goals against a team with one of the best goals-against averages in the conference. We held a shutout which was very deserving and we got three points to ensure us a spot in the league tournament."

Kaylor scored at 18:58 on a corner kick. She sent a cross into the box that deflected off the Green Bay keeper's hands and into the net. It was Kaylor's first career goal. The Dawgs took the 1-0 lead to halftime.

Griswold scored on a PK in the 52nd minute. She was fouled in the box and then converted on the penalty kick at 51:18. It was Griswold's team-high sixth goal of the season.

"'Griz' was fantastic today. She created problems for their defense the entire game," St. John said. "It was fitting that she scored the PK that she earned."

Butler had a 13-8 shots advantage, with freshman Elise Kotsakis leading the way with three shots. Three Bulldog players had two shots apiece. The Dawgs put eight shots on goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Julie Burton made five saves to pick up her fourth win of the season.

Butler (8-8-1, 3-4-0) has one match remaining in the regular season. The Bulldogs host Loyola Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.