Bulldogs play to draw with Indiana


The Butler Bulldogs faced Indiana University Wednesday night in Bloomington, and played to a 0-0 tie.

The match lasted all of the official time along with two overtimes yet both teams could not find the back of the net.

The Hoosiers outshot the Bulldogs 21-10.

Butler (2-2-3) head coach Paul Snape thought their defense made up for their lack of shots.

Courtesy of Indiana Daily Student Luke Schram

Courtesy of Indiana Daily Student Luke Schram

“Defensively, I thought we held strong. We were very committed,” Snape said. “I thought pressing was very good, when we went to high pressing, I thought we did a great job of making them turn the ball over. It’s when we were caught between being organized and pressing that they found some space but once we got to the final third, I thought the back line did a really good job.”

The first shot of overtime came from Indiana’s (3-1-2) redshirt sophomore Derek Creviston that hit the goalpost.

Butler goalkeeper Andy Holte saved 5 shots in the contest.

Butler junior Jeff Adkins had the Bulldogs’ best shot to score in double-overtime, but just missed on the scoring chance.

“In overtime, we just had one chance. Jeff had a shot that went over, but overall, there’s a lot of positives to be taken,” Snape said.

Butler host Loyola at 1 p.m. on Saturday.