Women’s soccer: Bulldogs stay perfect in A-10

The Butler women’s soccer team will take on Richmond Friday, marking the Bulldogs’ first Atlantic 10 road match of the season.

The Bulldogs have started their inaugural season in the A-10 with a 2-0-1 record in conference play.

Butler has not lost a match since Sept. 7, winning five matches and tying one game in that timeframe.

The Bulldogs are 2-2 when traveling to an opponent’s pitch this season.

The Spiders are 6-7 overall and have gone 2-2 in A-10 matches. Richmond owns a 3-1 record on their home pitch season.

This past weekend, Butler (8-3-2, 2-0-1) squeaked out two overtime victories over the Dayton Flyers (9-4-0, 3-1-0) and Xavier Musketeers (6-7-1, 1-3-0), both at the Butler Bowl.

The Bulldogs were able to cap off a winning weekend when they defeated the Musketeers 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Butler was on the attack for most of the game, out-shooting Xavier 21-3.

Although they out-shot the Musketeers, the Bulldogs failed to secure the win in regulation time.

The game-winning goal came in the 98th minute when sophomore defender Kelly Mahoney drilled a back-post shot past the Xavier goalkeeper.

The win over Xavier came just two days after a 3-2 victory over Dayton.

The teams dealt with chilly weather and heavy rain all night.

Both teams were able to tally one goal in the first 14 minutes. The Flyers took the lead twice in the first half, but the Bulldogs were able to answer both times.

Freshman midfielder Sophie Maccagnone tied the game with a free kick skimming into the bottom left corner of the net a few minutes before halftime.

Neither team was able to pull away in the second half, sending the match into overtime.

Sophomore forward Elise Kotsakis scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute, her second tally of the season.


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