October 15, 2004

Bulldogs Improve to 3-2 in League Play with Road Win

Oct. 15, 2004

Box Score

Butler battled a steady rain and a feisty UW-Green Bay team Friday night and came away with an important 2-1 victory. Sophomores Marcie Stucky and Marianne Schilling scored goals for Butler, which improved to 5-7-2 overall, but more importantly 3-2 in Horizon League play. With the loss, the host Phoenix falls to 3-8-2 overall and 1-2-1 in conference action.

UW-Green Bay's Allison Brunner got the scoring underway in the 19th minute, collecting a loose ball one yard from the goal and depositing a score to give the host Phoenix a one-goal advantage. But the Bulldogs would come charging back.

Stucky headed in a Caitlin Gill cross in the 36th minute to level the match at one. The goal was Stucky's third on the season. Less than three minutes later, Schilling took a flick pass from junior captain Kate Lord and scored on a shot from 18 yards out. The Bulldogs went into the break with a 2-1 advantage.

The conditions caused a more cautious second half as Butler fired just two shots in the frame, compared to nine in the first stanza. For the match, each team had 11 shots, but neither team was able to find the net in the second half, giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 win.

Sophomore Megan Cappa relieved starter Katie Sanders and got the win in net for the Bulldogs, allowing the Phoenix goal, but making five saves in more than 70 minutes of work. Lord led the Bulldogs with three shots.

Butler remains in Wisconsin to face league-leading UW-Milwaukee Sunday at noon.