Junior defender Kieran Geldenhuys knocks a ball out of the defensive zone against Evansville. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.
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Game over. Butler 0 SIUE 2
— Butler Men’s Soccer (@ButlerMenSoccer) October 11, 2017
The Cougars went ahead in the 17th minute thanks to Mohamed Awad put home the rebound after a save from redshirt senior goalie Eric Dick. The goal was enough to give SIUE the lead heading into halftime.
Both teams had five shots in the first half and the Cougars held a 2-1 shots on goal advantage. The Bulldogs were on the front foot most of the time but were unable to turn their possession into scoring chances.
Devyn Jambga’s goal in the 61st minute doubled the Cougars’ lead and would be the final tally in the match.
Butler mustered only two shots in the second half, one on goal. Sophomore forward Brandon Guhl was the only Bulldog to record multiple shots with three.
Tonights starting XI vs SIUE! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ go puppies ? pic.twitter.com/Zx7gfVAzEG
— Butler Men’s Soccer (@ButlerMenSoccer) October 10, 2017
The Bulldogs will return to Big East action when they host DePaul University at the Sellick Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.