Indiana Rallies Past Bulldogs, 2-1
Sept. 19, 2007
Indianapolis, Ind. - A first-half goal by freshman Courtney Lord gave the Bulldogs an early lead against Indiana, but the lone score would not be enough to give Butler the win as the Hoosiers netted a pair of shots in the second to claim a 2-1 decision at Kuntz Stadium on Wednesday (Sept. 19) night.
Lord gave the Bulldogs the lead in the 19th minute of play, sending a shot over the reach of the goalkeeper from 30 yards out on the right side. The strike was her first of her career.
Butler would clamp down on the defensive end throughout the remainder of the first half, breaking up several Indiana scoring opportunities until the clock expired for the break.
The Hoosiers would solve the Bulldogs midway through the second period, however, scoring the match-tying score off a header in the 63rd minute.
The tie-breaker would come in the 78th minute of play after an initial shot by the Hoosiers' Chloe McKay deflected away from the goal to Leigh Anne Cummings, who chipped in the go-ahead mark from the right side.
"This is the fourth game in a row that we have played some really good soccer," head coach Tari St. John said, "but in those four games we have won just once.
"It comes down to moments. The margin between us and the opponents on our schedule is so slim you can't take a single moment for granted, whether it is tracking back on defense, defending on a set piece or finishing an offensive opportunities. When we put together a complete game, we will see more positive results."
The loss drops the Bulldogs to 2-4-1 on the season.
Butler returns to campus on Sunday (Sept. 23) when they host Toledo beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Varsity Field.