Oct. 3, 2004
Butler and Detroit played scoreless soccer for 79 minutes before the host Titans netted a tally for a 1-0 win Sunday in Horizon League action. With the win the Titans improve to 6-4-1, 2-0 in the Horizon League while Butler falls to 3-5-1, 1-2 in the league.
In the 79th minute, Bianca Savarino took a crossing pass that went from just over the mid-field stripe on the left side of the field to the far right side of the field from fellow senior Mandi Jasky. She then scored from the far right corner, finding the left side netting for the only goal of the match.
"This is just the first or second game this season where we deserved to lose," said coach Woody Sherwood. "Detroit showed up to play and we played poorly. Our team needs to make a commitment to winning and we'll be successful down the road."
Sophomore Caitlin Gill and junior Meredith Buemi each took two shots for the Bulldogs, while senior Katie Sanders made five saves in the match for the Bulldogs. The match was very physical with 33 total fouls called on both sides.
Detroit had a chance to take the lead earlier in the second half after a foul was called on Butler in the 18-yard box. Sophomore Mary Parker stepped up to take the penalty kick, but missed left, keeping the match 0-0.
Detroit keeper Alisson Dube made two saves to record the shutout for the Titans.
The Bulldogs take a break from Horizon League play Wednesday, when in-state rival IPFW visits Indianapolis for a 3 p.m. match.