Fluke Goal Dooms Bulldogs in Double Overtime
Oct. 17, 2004
Entering Sunday's tilt, five of the last six matches between Butler and UW-Milwaukee had been decided by a single goal. For more than 100 minutes Sunday, it seemed that neither team would be able to find a goal to end the match. But in the 108th minute, UW-Milwaukee's Stacy Faude's attempted cross found the net to give the host Panthers a 1-0 win in double overtime. With the win, UWM improves to 8-6-2 and stays unbeaten in league play at 6-0, while Butler falls to 5-8-2 (3-3).
Sophomore Marcie Stucky led the Bulldogs with three of the team's seven shots. She also anchored a defense that silenced the Panthers' offense for much of the afternoon. Sophomore Marianne Schilling added two shots, while Megan Cappa went the distance in goal, making four saves.
"We brought a tremendous effort today, but we weren't as dangerous offensively as we'd like to be," said coach Woody Sherwood. "We've lost two conference games on fluke goals, crosses that are mis-hit and go in. It's frustrating to compete so well for that long and have something like that happen. We certainly feel like we can compete with anyone in our conference come tournament time."
The teams traditionally play tough, defensive matches, and Sunday was no different as the teams combined for 46 fouls. Senior Kerri St. Aubin pitched the shutout for the Panthers in goal.
With a split in the team's trip to Wisconsin, the Bulldogs remain in the top half of the league standings with just one league match remaining. Butler has a quick turnaround, making the short commute downtown to battle IUPUI at Kuntz Stadium Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs finish off the Horizon League calendar Sunday, Oct. 24 at noon against Cleveland State at Varsity Field.