CLAYTON YOUNG | STAFF REPORTER
A rainy Saturday night at the Butler Bowl proved to be no problem for the No. 16 Butler men’s soccer team as the Bulldogs improved their record to 8-2-1 in a match against DePaul.
The Bulldogs struck first with a goal in the 12th minute by freshman forward David Goldsmith off a pass from senior forward Austin Oldham.
Goldsmith added a ninth goal to his season total with a strike in the 21st minute off an assist from senior forward Jordan Burt.
Goldsmith leads the Big East in total goals scored, and was awarded Big East Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week.
The Bulldogs recorded 12 shots, and five of those shots were on goal.
Senior goalkeeper Jon Dawson continued his strong effort in goal for the Bulldogs. Dawson recorded five saves and notched his seventh win of the season.
The Bulldogs will be on the road for their next three matches.
Butler takes on Marquette Oct. 9 at 8 p.m.
Marquette is currently 2-0 in Big East Conference play and 6-3-1 overall.
Butler will travel to South Orange, N.J., to take on Seton Hall Oct. 12.
Seton Hall has struggled this season. The Pirates are 3-5-2 overall and 0-2 in the Big East. Seton Hall lost to Georgetown 8-0 in its last contest.
The Bulldogs will then travel to Washington, D.C., to take on Georgetown Oct. 19. Both matches at Seton Hall and Georgetown start at 1 p.m.
The Hoyas are ranked 11th in the country by the coaches poll. Georgetown is 2-0 in conference play and 8-2-1 overall.