October 26, 2007

Twyman, Kaul Carry Bulldogs Past Youngstown State, 2-1

Oct. 26, 2007

Box Score

Youngstown, Ohio - Butler rallied from a 1-0 first-half deficit, with sophomore Carrie Twyman knotting the match and sophomore Abbie Kaul netting the game-winner late in the second period, as the Bulldogs escaped Youngstown State with a 2-1 victory at Stambaugh Stadium on Friday (Oct. 26) evening.

With the win, the Bulldogs (8-8-1, 4-3-0) clinch a fourth-place finish in the Horizon League standings and a home match against fifth-place Valparaiso in the league championship quarterfinals.

Butler riddled the YSU goal throughout the match, out-shooting the Penguins 28-8, including a lopsided 18-2 mark in the first period, in earning its third-straight victory.

Despite the mismatch in shooting, the Penguins would be the first to find pay-dirt, as Natalie Brady put the home team on top in the 35th minute of play on one of the two shots in the period.

Butler would respond shortly thereafter, however, as Twyman took a feed from senior Laura Miller and tallied her fourth marker of the year just over four minutes later at 38:53.

After remaining deadlocked through much of the second period, Kaul gave the Bulldogs the go-ahead score with just over 13 minutes remaining in regulation, heading in a corner kick from freshman Sarah Phelps for her third score of the season.

Junior Angie Muir led the team with seven shots, while freshman Courtney Lord added five.

The Bulldogs return to action on Sunday (Oct. 28) when they take on Cleveland State beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Krenzler Field.