An early goal by St. John’s (8-6-2, 1-4-2 Big East) proved to be the game winner, as the Butler men’s soccer team (9-6-1, 3-4-0) fell 1-0 Saturday at the Butler Bowl.
Within the first minute of the match — 34 seconds in to be exact — St. John’s sophomore forward Sean Sepe intercepted a clearing pass from the Bulldogs and quickly sent it to redshirt junior defenseman Marco Bordon.
Bordon took a shot from 18 yards out on the right side of the box that sailed past senior goalkeeper Jon Dawson to record the only goal of the match.
St. John’s finished with 14 shots, and seven of those shots were on goal. The Bulldogs had nine shots, two of which were on goal.
Both Butler shots on goal were attempted by freshman forward Vincent Mitchell.
The loss is Butler’s third straight after losing at Georgetown 4-1 on Oct. 19 and at home against Creighton 3-2 on Oct. 23.
The loss against St. John’s puts the Bulldogs at 9-6-1 on the season with a Big East record of 3-4.
Butler will travel to Providence on Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.
The Bulldogs return home to close out the regular season as well as Big East conference play against Xavier on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. That game will be senior day for the Bulldogs.