Bulldogs Fall Short Of Belmont In Home Opener, 1-0

Sept. 16, 2007

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Indianapolis, Ind. - Butler riddled the Belmont goal with 22 shots, including 15 in the second period alone, but the Bruins managed to keep the Bulldogs off the board and make their lone first-half score stand up in claiming a 1-0 decision at Varsity Field on Sunday (Sept. 16) afternoon.

The Bulldogs dominated possession in the second half, holding a 22-10 advantage in shots over the Bruins while putting 10 strikes on goal, but Butler was unable to get any into the back of the net.

Meanwhile, the Butler defense clamped down in the final stanza, keeping the ball on the Bulldog side of the field and holding Belmont to just four second-half shot attempts with only one on net.

The Bruins got the only goal of the match late in the first period, as Erica Carter stole the ball away inside of the Bulldogs' 18-yard box and dished to right to Patience Whitten, who chipped in the deciding score.

"The only statistic we are concerned with is the one that determines the result of the game," head coach Tari St. John said. "Belmont scored a goal and we didn't. They deserved to win the game."

The loss sends Butler to 2-3-1 on the year.

The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday (Sept. 19) when they welcome Indiana to Kuntz Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. contest.