Milwaukee, Wis. - Butler limited the No. 22-ranked Panthers squad to a single score in the opening period on Friday (Oct. 17) before the host Panthers opened up the offense in the second stanza in claiming a 5-0 decision over the Bulldogs at Engelmann Field.
After a header by UWM found its way into the back of the net in the 13th minute of play, the Bulldogs clamped down on the defensive end for the remainder of the period, breaking up eight Panther shot attempts in the final 32-plus minutes.
The second frame was all Milwaukee, however, as the Panthers doubled their lead less than three minutes after the break before tallying three more times to pull away for the decision.
"Milwaukee is certainly worthy of their ranking and were - hands down - the better team today," head coach Tari St. John said. "That's not to say we aren't looking forward to the opportunity to play them again this season.
"We haven't played a team this season that is so efficient at making you pay for mistakes. It's good to have a game so late in the season that has the ability to make you an even better team."
The defeat drops the Bulldogs to 9-7-0 overall and 4-2-0 in Horizon League play, while the Panthers improve to 13-2-2 on the year and 5-1-0 in league play.
Butler returns to action on Sunday (Oct. 19) when it takes on Green Bay beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.