Host Sycamores Top Bulldogs 3-2
Sept. 26, 2003
The Bulldogs began their five-game road swing on a sour note, dropping a 3-2 decision to Indiana State in Terre Haute. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 4-4-1 on the season, while the Sycamores improve to 4-2-2.
With the Bulldogs down 1-0 midway through the second half, sophomore Kate Lord sent a shot past Sycamore keeper Carey Patton. Seniors Amy Pike and Krista Rott got assists on the play. The goal was Lord's first of her career and the first goal surrendered by the Sycamores in the past four matches.
Pike scored at 61:01 for the Bulldogs, tapping in a pass from freshman Kristin Harnest to tie the match at two. It was Pike's third goal on the season. Her three points on the night give her nine on the year, second to team-leader Meredith Buemi. Indiana State got goals from Rachel Gerhardt, Ashlie Voerg and the game-winner from Lisa Richards.
"We're going to have a tough time winning any time we give up three goals," said coach Woody Sherwood. "Indiana State is a very good team. They've come a long way since we played them last year (a 4-1 Butler victory.)
"I have to credit our team's effort. We fought back twice to tie the match and pressed hard for that third goal, but we just couldn't make it happen."
Katie Sanders and Megan Cappa once again split time in goal for the Bulldogs. Sanders made three saves and allowed one goal. Cappa took the loss for the Bulldogs, allowing two goals in the second half. She falls to 2-3. The match was delayed 35 minutes for lightning.
The Bulldogs continue their five-game road trip Sunday at Loyola. The Ramblers are 4-5 heading into Sunday's match. Both teams sport an 0-1 record in Horizon League play.