Pair Of Strikes By Muir Powers Bulldogs Past IUPUI, 2-0
Oct. 23, 2007
Indianapolis, Ind. - Junior midfielder Angie Muir drilled a pair of goals, coming barely over a minute apart on the game clock, in leading the Bulldogs past visiting IUPUI on Tuesday (Oct. 23) afternoon at the Butler Bowl.
After putting Butler on top with just seven seconds left in the first period, the Carmel, Ind. native earned her second strike of the day under a minute into the second stanza to provide the only scoring of the match.
The Bulldogs had several scoring opportunities throughout the first half, but the IUPUI defense managed to keep them off the board.
Sophomore forward Lindsey Fox had Butler's best scoring chance early on, drawing out the goalkeeper out and chipping a bouncing shot towards net, but a Jaguar defender managed to clear the would-be score just before it broke the plane of the goal line.
The Bulldogs continued to pressure on offense before a yellow card issued to the IUPUI keeper set up a Butler free kick with eight seconds left in the period. Muir took the honor from the right side of the 18 yard box and sent a strong arcing ball into the back of the net for the go-ahead tally.
Butler was right back at it just 55 seconds following the break. Fox took the ball at midfield before sending a pass to freshman Cara Burchett inside of the box. Burchette then delivered a cross to Muir at the right, who threaded a shot into the high near post from eight yards out.
The goals were Muir's team-best eighth and ninth of the season.
Butler controlled tempo throughout the majority of the contest, out-shooting the Jaguars 22 to 12, including a 14 to seven margin in the first half.
Fox finished with seven shots, including six on mark, while Muir added four. Senior Annalise Larkin worked a strong 90 minutes in net, making six saves.
Butler hits the road for the first of the two final matches of the regular season when they head to Youngstown State on Friday (Oct. 26) for a 6:30 p.m. match at Stambaugh Stadium.