Oct. 7, 2003
The Bulldogs faced a tough task Tuesday night in South Bend against the second-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Irish remained unbeaten (12-0-1) on the season, dropping the visitors by a score of 3-0. The loss leaves the Bulldogs 5-6-2 on the season and stretches the Irish's series lead to 10-0 all-time over Butler.
"We handled ourselves pretty well in the first half," said coach Woody Sherwood. "Notre Dame came out at a different level in the second half, but we battled with them. I'm proud of the effort the team gave. Notre Dame definitely proved why they're one of the top teams in the nation."
Freshman Caitlin Gill had both shots for the Bulldogs, including the lone shot on goal for Butler. The Irish outshot the visitors 24-2 on the night. The Irish got a first half goal from Kimberly Carpenter and second half tallies from Amy Warner and a Butler own-goal created by a Carpenter shot. Erika Bohn went the distance in goal for the Irish, making one save in the shutout.
Junior Katie Sanders took the loss for the Bulldogs, dropping her record to 3-3-1 on the season. Sanders made eight saves, while allowing all three Notre Dame scores.
The Bulldogs return to Horizon League action Friday, hosting UW-Green Bay at 3 p.m. at Varsity Field on the Butler campus.