Butler Defeats Loyola, 5-2, For Fifth Straight Win
Oct. 4, 2002
Senior forward Amy Morrison scored a school-record four goals to lead Butler to a 5-2 victory over visiting Loyola in a Horizon League match played at Varsity Field on Friday, Oct. 4. The win was Butler's fifth in a row and lifted the Bulldogs to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in league play. It also made the Bulldogs' the quickest Butler women's soccer squad to eight victories!
Morrison's four-goal performance tied Butler's single match record, set by Joy Aschenbrener against Detroit in 1998. It was Morrison's third multiple goal game of the season and the third time in her career that she tallied at least three goals in a match!
With Butler holding a 1-0 lead, Morrison scored her first goal at 12:46 on a shot from 15 yards out on the left side into the right corner of the net. Less than three minutes later, she took a pass from Maura Murphy and lobbed a shot from 35 yards out over the outstretched arms of Loyola goalkeeper Heather Joseph.
The Butler scoring leader completed the "hat trick" at 31:11 on a penalty kick, after teammate Martha Gudiel was fouled in the penalty box. She then tied the school record with a goal at 75:37 on a shot from 15 yards away after taking a pass from freshman Meredith Buemi. The goal was the 13th of the season for Morrison and the 40th of her Butler career.
"Amy had a great game. She really works hard, and she had some great opportunities," said Butler head coach Woody Sherwood. "Our other players did a good job of getting the ball to her, and Amy did a great job of finishing."
Butler jumped in front when junior Krista Rott curved a shot into the left side of the goal from 24 yards out on a free kick with 7:28 off the clock. The three straight goals by Morrison boosted the Bulldogs' lead to 4-0 at halftime.
Loyola, which fell to 3-6 overall and 0-1 in the Horizon League, challenged in the second half with two goals in a seven-minute span. Junior Michelle Taylon scored the first on a header at 61:46, with teammates Jamie Wasielewski and Lanisa Tricoci picking up assists. Butler goalkeeper Amber Stauch was injured on the play and had to leave the game.
Butler's second goalkeeper Katie Sanders was on the sidelines with a knee injury, so Sherwood turned to Gudiel, a senior forward, to take over at goalkeeper. Loyola scored its second goal at 68:01 when Wasielewski took a long pass from Tricoci and lifted a shot past Gudiel.
The Ramblers continued to pressure, but Gudiel settled in and recorded a pair of saves. Morrison then closed the door on Loyola's comeback hopes with her final goal.
Butler took 16 shots in the match, paced by Morrison with nine attempts. That effort moved Morrison into a tie for 10th place on Butler's single match list for shots. Stauch had three saves to go with the two Gudiel recorded.