Women's Soccer Team Escapes With Overtime Victory

Women's  Soccer Team Escapes With Overtime Victory

Oct. 14, 2002

Box Score

INDIANAPOLIS - Amy Morrison tallied her sixth game-winning goal of the season at 96:06 to lead the Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory over IPFW on Monday at Varsity Field. The non-conference win boosts the Butler women's soccer team's record to 9-3-0 overall, while the Mastodons drop to 1-9-1 on the season.

"IPFW is much improved from last season," said head coach Woody Sherwood. "This was clearly a big game for them."

Morrison's game-winning goal was just over six minutes into overtime, as the Plano, Texas native took a 30-yard chip from freshman Maura Murphy, sending it to the left side of the goal just past IPFW keeper Rachel Poor. The goal was the14th of the season for Morrison, as she moves to within four goals of breaking the school's all-time record.

Sherwood subbed liberally in the second half, after the Bulldogs missed several scoring opportunities in the first period due to offsides calls. Butler was whistled for ten offsides calls, including seven in the first period alone.

"We weren't happy with our first half performance," said Sherwood. "We subbed out most of our starters in order to try and shake things up. Our overall effort today was just mediocre. Efforts like these certainly aren't going to advance us is the Horizon League tournament. This is just one of those games, though, where you have to walk away satisfied with a win and just move on."

Katie Sanders, who appeared in the starting lineup for only the second time in her career, went the distance for the Bulldogs at goalkeeper, recording two saves in the shutout. Sanders is replacing Amber Stauch, who is recovering from an injury suffered during the Loyola match. Poor posted eight saves while taking the loss for IPFW. Butler outshot the Mastodons 17-5 on the game.

The Bulldogs will take to the road this weekend to take on their Horizon League foes in Wisconsin. Butler will battle it out against UW-Green Bay on Friday (Oct. 18) at 7 p.m. before taking on preseason league favorite UW-Milwaukee on Sunday (Oct. 20) at noon.