Men’s soccer to face in-state rival

GRAYSON PRATHER | STAFF REPORTER

The Bulldogs host in-state rival Evansville University tonight at the 7 p.m., and are looking for a different result than last year’s 3-1 loss.

“Evansville’s tough,” Snape said. “They have some kids out there, some good players, and it always gives a little bit of an edge playing against kids you’ve grown up against. You want  (bragging) rights and you want to be known as the best team in the state.”

After Evansville, the Bulldogs have their first conference game of the year on Saturday, Sept. 27 against Georgetown University. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

Junior forward Jeff Adkins knows the importance of the game on Saturday being their first conference game.

“The reality of it is is that if we don’t come top two in our conference, we’re not going to the (Big East) tournament,” Adkins said. “So everything is leading up to the conference and I think we definitely turned some heads last year coming new to the Big East and I think this year will be even better.”

Sophomore forward David Goldsmith is hoping for the Butler community to come out and support the soccer team.

“We’re hoping for a real big crowd; get the community out,” Goldsmith said, “we’re trying to promote as best as we can. The fans really help us out and get us going.”

Butler fell 4-1 to Georgetown last season.

Georgetown lost six of their seniors from last year while Butler lost five.

Snape said he believes that the most effective way to prepare for a tough opponent is to take games one at a time and not look too far ahead. The team is not looking past tonight’s matchup.

“The best way to prepare for Georgetown is to do the right things, play well and win these next two games. If you start looking at Georgetown and don’t take these guys lightly, we’re gonna lose these two, they’re good enough to beat us.”

 

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