Bulldogs Dominate YSU In 3-0 Victory
Nov. 3, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS -Senior Amy Morrison became Butler's all-time points leader with a pair of goals in Butler's 3-0 victory over Horizon League foe Youngstown State on a cold, rainy day at Varsity Field. Morrison's two goals gave the her 112 career points, surpassing Joy Aschenbrener's (1995-98) mark of 109. Morrison's second goal of the match gave her 44 on her career, tying the school record set by Aschenbrener.
The victory over the Penguins also lifted the Bulldogs to 13-5 on the season, tying the school record for wins set last season. Butler also improved to 5-1 in league action, while Youngstown State dropped to 1-18 overall and 0-6 in league play.
The Bulldogs continued to control the offensive attack, but were unable to convert any opportunities throughout the rest of the half. Butler missed several key scoring chances, including five shots that hit the crossbar and a Morrison goal with ten seconds remaining in the period that was erased due to an offsides call.
Morrison gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead at the 67:32 minute mark when she got the rebound off a shot by teammate Krista Rott that hit the upper crossbar and tapped it in past the keeper from five yards out.
Morrison then capped off Senior Day with her second unassisted goal of the game just two minutes later when she dribbled past two Youngstown State defenders and drove home a left-side shot just past the outstretched hands of YSU goalie Caitlin Bestard. The goal was the 17th of the season for the Dallas, Texas native, which adds to her school-record single-season mark.
"We accomplished half of our goal today," said head coach Woody Sherwood. "Half of our goal was to really control the match, which we did well. But we missed out on capitalizing on several opportunities. We really need to work on finishing on those chances next week at the Horizon League Tournament."
Butler dominated the Penguins in every facet of the game, as the Bulldogs outshot the visitors 42-0 on the match. Twelve different players took shots for Butler, which held a commanding 9-0 edge on cornerkicks. Bestard fended off 18 Butler attempts, while Katie Sanders went the distance for Butler in recording her fourth shutout of the season.
Butler will battle it out against Youngstown State again on Thursday (Nov. 7) in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament, which is hosted by UW-Milwaukee. The Bulldogs are seeded second, behind No. 1 UWM, while the Penguins are the tournament's No. 7 seed.