Sophomore midfielder Maeve Burger hustles after a pass on the way to the net. Burger scored her first goal of the season in Butler’s 10-0 win over Chicago State on Sept. 21.
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Junior forward Halle Stelbasky scored the first goal of the match at the three minute mark. Stelbasky would add another goal later in the half. Freshman forward Caitlyn DiSarcina joined Stelbasky by scoring two goals in the first half as well.
Many underclassmen saw significant playing time in the second half. Sophomores Taylor Reid and Carly Goehring scored their first career goals, respectively, to begin the second half. Freshman midfielder Julia Calvert added her first career goal in the 77th minute, while sophomore midfielder Maeve Burger scored the last goal of the night in the 78th minute. Burger said it was awesome seeing so many freshman play throughout the second half.
“I think it’s really important to us,” Burger said. “They got a chance to come out and show what they have. And everyone has confidence with Big East play starting.”
The Bulldogs dominated in all facets of the game. They outshot the Cougars 38-3, including 12-0 in shots on goal. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Luedtke started the match. Freshman goalkeeper Leonie Doege relieved Luedtke in the second half. Neither had to make a save.
Butler finishes 7-1-1 through nonconference play. The Bulldogs will begin conference play against Marquette University on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Sellick Bowl. The game will be streamed live on the Big East Digital Network.