Oct. 28, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio - Sophomore Carrie Twyman netted her fifth and sixth goals of the year and junior Angie Muir tallied her team-leading 10th of the season as the Bulldogs closed out the regular slate with their fourth-straight win with a 3-1 victory at Cleveland State on Sunday (Oct. 28) at Krenzler Field.
The win moves fourth-place Butler to 9-8-1 on the year and 5-3 in league play while giving the Bulldogs their sixth in the last seven matches. The nine overall wins and five league victories are the most for the program since the 2002 team went 15-6-0 overall and 5-1-0 in conference play.
Butler controlled play throughout the entire match in Cleveland, out-shooting the Vikings 27-4, with the 23-shot differential the largest of the year.
Twyman, who netted her fourth goal of the year at Youngstown State on Friday (Oct. 26), gave the Bulldogs a first half lead in the 40th minute of play, heading in a cross from the right side by freshman Alex Shaffer.
The goal would be the only scoring by either team until midway through the second period, when Muir took advantage of a stray blocked shot in front of the CSU net by chipping in the Bulldogs' second strike of the afternoon in the 70th minute.
The Vikings cut the deficit in half less than seven minutes later, as Jennifer Wieand snapped the shut-out with a 15-yard strike off a break-away.
Twyman would make up the difference shortly thereafter in similar fashion, taking a feed from sophomore Kenzie Kokta and tallying a break-away of her own for her third strike in her last two games.
The Butler defense helped to allow just four shots in the match, including only two on net. Senior Annalise Larkin started and need to make just one save in her 72-plus minutes of action before giving way to freshman Jessica Schein.
The No. 4 seeded Butler opens up the Horizon League Tournament at home against No. 5 Valparaiso on Saturday, Nov. 3.