Sept. 11, 2007
Terre Haute, Ind. - After playing through defensive dominated matches in first three contests of the year, Butler had no shortage of offense at Indiana State on Tuesday (Sept. 11), as the Bulldogs left little to doubt in a 7-3 drubbing of the Sycamores.
Sophomore Carrie Twyman tallied three goals, sophomore Kenzie Kokta added two and junior Angie Muir chipped in one and assisted on three others in leading the Bulldogs to their second win of the season in convincing fashion.
The opening half was all Butler, as the Bulldogs controlled the tempo in netting five goals on 11 shots while holding the Sycamores without a single shot in the first 45 minutes.
Kokta put the Bulldogs on the board in the sixth minute off a corner kick and a dish from Muir. Another corner just over eight minutes later yielded the second goal, as Twyman tallied her first of the afternoon off another pass from Muir.
Kokta was back at it again in the 21st minute, converting a pass from freshman Lindsey Fox into her second tally of the match and a 3-0 Butler lead.
Muir and Twyman would close the period with goals of their own just two minutes apart, with Muir burying a shot from outside the 18 yard box in the 34th minute and Twyman closing the first-half scoring with a goal in the 36th minute.
An unassisted score by Fox just six minutes into the second period put the Bulldogs ahead 6-0.
Indiana State would attempt to stage a comeback in the waning minutes, scoring three straight times to cut the deficit to three, but the would get no closer.
Twyman would finish off the match with her third goal of the day, netting a cross from junior Jenny Southard with just three minutes remaining.
"We did a tremendous job in the first half," head coach Tari St. John said. "Defensively we allowed zero shots and zero corners, while offensively we were creative and got numbers forward. It was nice to see so many different players a part of the scoring efforts.
"Giving up the three goals in the second half was not ideal, but I take ownership over that," St. John added. "ISU came out with four forwards in the second half, and I decided not to make any formation adjustments. We still did well on possession, but the counterattack becomes so dangerous when you play man to man in the back."
Butler out-shot the Sycamores 22-10 in the match and held a 7-2 edge on corner kicks.
The Bulldogs close out their five-match road swing on Friday (Sept. 14) when they take on Miami (Ohio) beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Oxford, Ohio.