Oct. 8, 2004
Sophomore Marcie Stucky netted the game-winning goal and then dished out an assist on an insurance score, as Butler used two second-half goals to post a 2-0 win over Youngstown State at Varsity Field Friday afternoon. The win levels Butler's Horizon League record at 2-2 and improves the team to 4-6-2 overall. The Penguins fall to 0-12-1 and 0-6 in league play.
In the 67th minute, Stucky fired a shot off a free kick to the upper left corner to break a scoreless tie. Stucky's second goal of the year came from six yards outside the box after a Penguin foul. Less than three minutes later, after another Penguin foul, Stucky served a ball into the box that senior Rachel Pivarnik headed home. It was Pivarnik's third goal of the season.
"This was one of our better performances of the year for 90 minutes," said coach Woody Sherwood. "Once again we struggled to get goals, but our bench showed great depth today, showing the ability to step right in and contribute. Youngstown State is a much-improved and well-coached team and to get a 2-0 shutout in conference is nice."
Butler fired 32 shots in the match to the Penguins' six. Pivarnik led the team with five shots, one of six players to record at least three shots in the match. Butler also had three corner kicks in the match.
Senior Katie Sanders went the distance in net for the Bulldogs, posting the shutout. She made three saves, all in the first half.
Butler concludes their three-match homestand Monday with a 3:30 p.m. tilt against North Dakota State at Varsity Field.