Soccer wins duel against Musketeers

The Butler men’s soccer team still has zeros in two key statistical categories: goals against and losses.

Most recently, the Bulldogs maintained these Sept. 4 at Xavier, where a goal by senior midfielder Kyle Pateros and a shutout by senior goalkeeper Fabian Knopfler led the charge.

Pateros found some space in front of the goal and re-directed a pass from sophomore defender Jared Isenthal in the 59th minute.

Xavier goalkeeper Justin Marshall was unable to make a save, and the 1-0 Butler lead would become the final.

The goal was Pateros’ second of the season

The Bulldog lead was not kept easily, however.

The Bulldog defenders held the Musketeers to just five shots, three of which were on goal.

When Butler’s defense was unable to prevent a shot on goal, Knopfler picked up the slack.

All three Xavier shots on goal came in the final 25 minutes of play, putting Knopfler to the test. He recorded saves on all three Xavier attempts.

Butler looks to continue its winning streak at the Kentucky Tournament, in Lexington, Ky., where Butler will face Houston Baptist at 5 p.m. Friday and Loyola Marymount at noon Sunday.

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