Oct. 4, 2003
The Bulldogs ended a four-game winless stretch in a big way Saturday, downing Horizon League foe Youngstown State, 4-0. Sophomore Meredith Buemi scored two goals on the afternoon, while senior Amy Pike added a goal and an assist. The win improves the Bulldogs to 5-5-2 on the year and 1-2 in Horizon League play, while the Penguins drop to 1-10 (0-2).
Katie Sanders played the first 68 minutes in goal before giving way to freshman Megan Cappa. The duo combined for Butler's fifth shutout on the season. Sanders made five saves in the match, improving her record to 3-2-1 on the season. She lowered her league-leading goals against average to 0.77. The Bulldogs had 22 players see action in the win.
After a scoreless first 45 minutes, it didn't take the Bulldogs long in the second half to strike. Pike scored at 45:30 off a cross from freshman Marianne Schilling. The goal was Pike's fourth on the season, while the assist by Schilling was the first point of her Butler career.
Buemi would tally goals at 47:11 and 69:49 with Pike getting credit for an assist on the first. Freshman Megan Callon added the fourth goal of the match and first of her career with less than a minute remaining in the match.
"We feel like this match is not much different than a majority of our other losses and ties," said coach Woody Sherwood. "We played well, but had trouble finishing. We did end up with a few great goals today and look forward to traveling to South Bend Tuesday."
The Bulldogs play at Notre Dame Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Fighting Irish are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation and sport a record of 10-0-1. The Bulldogs return home Friday for a Horizon League battle against UW-Green Bay. The match begins at 3 p.m. at Varsity Field.