UWM Blanks Butler Women's Soccer Team
Oct. 20, 2002
MILWAUKEE - UWM knocked the Butler women's soccer team out of first place in the Horizon League standings with a 1-0 shutout over the Bulldogs on Sunday at Engleman Field. Butler dropped to 9-4-1 overall and 4-1-0 in league action, while the Panthers took sole possession of first place in the league with a 4-0-1 record.
The Panthers (7-5-3) controlled the ball in their half of the field for the majority of the first period, but missed out on several early scoring opportunities. Their persistance finally paid off, though, as Maggie Suminski's 25-yard cross off a free kick slipped through the hands of Butler goalkeeper Katie Sanders at the 40 minute mark. The goal put UWM up 1-0 heading into halftime.
The Bulldogs came out ready to attack in the second half, as Amy Morrison's 19-yard shot on goal was batted down by UWM's keeper, Molly Schneider. Freshman Kate Lord also just missed a pair of chances midway through the half, with both of her shots sailing over the crossbar. The two teams continued to trade punches through the stanza, but the Panthers' defense wouldn't let up as Butler failed to get on the board.
UWM outshot Butler 10-7 on the match, while Schneider finished with three saves. Sanders, who went the distance for the Bulldogs, tallied five saves in the loss.
Butler will return to action this Friday (Oct. 25) when the Bulldogs host Illinois State in a non-conference match at Varsity Field. Match time is slated for 3 p.m.