Butler women’s soccer tops Michigan State 1-0

Freshman Caitlyn DiSarcina dribbles the ball upfield during an exhibition match. Collegian file photo

COLLIN PERRY | ASST SPORTS EDITOR | ccperry@butler.edu

Butler University women’s soccer (1-1-1) won their first match of the season 1-0 over Michigan State University (1-2) on Aug. 24 in East Lansing. 

After playing a scoreless first half, freshman forward Caitlyn DiSarcina scored her first goal in her collegiate career just two minutes into the second half. She was assisted by junior Paige Monaghan. It was the Bulldogs’ first goal of the season.

The Spartans would be the aggressors following the Bulldog goal. Michigan State would send four shots on goal in the final 35 minutes, including two shots on goal in the final three minutes. However, recent Big East goalkeeper of the week Leonie Doege would make all of those saves, tallying six saves in total. Doege has not allowed a goal this season in two games played.

Junior forward Halle Stelbasky led Butler in shots with six, including one shot on goal. Junior Madison Toth and Monaghan also added one shot apiece.

The Bulldogs saw more corner kicks in the game, taking seven, five more than Michigan State’s two corner kicks. The Spartans outshot the Bulldogs 11-9.

The game was Butler’s third straight match away from home. The Bulldogs will play their home opener on Aug. 27 against Bowling Green State University at the Sellick Bowl at 1 p.m.

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