After dropping its season opener to Louisville, the Butler women’s soccer team was ready to put the first loss in the past and move on to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
The Bulldogs (1-1) came out firing on all cylinders to get their first win of the season. The Bulldogs finished the Mastodons (0-1) off by a score of 1-0 during regulation time.
The Bulldogs had their mix of experience on the field for the game. Freshman Addison Schaar stepped up for Butler by beating the IPFW defensemen and scored the lone Bulldog goal in the 43rd minute.
IPFW did not go down easily. A late charge in the first half made Freshman goal keeper Mackenzie Hopkins make a goal line save to maintain Butler’s one goal lead.
The game was quite the battle with physical play during both halves; both teams received yellow cards in the progress.
In the end, the relentless, swarming attack of the Bulldogs was too much for the Mastodons to handle. The Bulldogs now will prepare for Indiana State University for their next match Friday, August 24 in the Butler Bowl at 7pm.