Oct. 11, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS - The Butler women's soccer team's five-game winning streak came to an end, as the Bulldogs fell to Miami (Ohio) 1-0 in overtime on Friday (Oct. 11) at Kuntz Stadium. Butler drops to 8-3 with the non-conference loss, while the RedHawks improve to 10-2-1.
"I thought we played great," said head coach Woody Sherwood. "Miami did a great job challenging us in overtime, and I give them credit for this win."
The RedHawks broke the 0-0 tie when Danielle Berkemeier scored from three feet, off of a pass from Ashley Swinehart, who was fed the ball from Andrea Cunningham on the play. Berkemeier's left side shot at 97:20 was just out of reach of Butler keeper Katie Sanders.
It looked as though the Bulldogs would take the lead in regulation as Amy Pike found the back of the net at 46:04, but the goal was erased, as offsides was called on Butler.
"We were very disappointed to have the questionable goal called back," said Sherwood. "But, that is the way the game goes."
Miami had several chances to score in the final minutes of regulation, as Berkemeier's shot on goal at 5:58 was blocked, and then Danielle Altiero's follow-up shot was just over the crossbar. Berkemeier challenged the Bulldogs for a final time, as her open goal shot with fifteen seconds left in regulation was just left.
Miami outshot Butler 15-9 on the game. Sanders, who started in her first game of the season against Miami, finished with four saves on the night. Her counterpart, Leigh Terry, recorded five saves.
The Bulldogs will host in-state rival IPFW on Monday (Oct. 14) at 3 p.m. at Varsity Field.