Junior defender Madison Toth hustles past several Georgetown midfielders in Butler’s 0-0 tie to the Hoyas on Oct. 22. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.
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Both teams had several chances to score but were unable to find a goal. The Hoyas closest shot came in the 23rd minute, when sophomore Paula Germino-Watnick has a shot hit the left post.
The Bulldogs nearly won the game in the second overtime. In the 102nd minute, freshman forward Caitlyn DiSarcina had a breakaway chance to end the game. Her shot was blocked and junior defender Madison Toth’s shot off the rebound went wide.
“We had to roll up our sleeves,” junior forward Paige Monaghan said after the game. “We did a good job of what we planned on throughout the week. Unfortunately, we couldn’t capitalize on some of our opportunities today.”
The Hoyas outshot the Bulldogs 14-10 in the match. DiSarcina and junior forward Halle Stelbasky led the Bulldogs with two shots, respectively.
Georgetown took six corner shots, while Butler took three. Georgetown finished the match with 12 fouls, and Butler with 11.
The Bulldogs close out the regular season against Villanova University at the Sellick Bowl on Oct. 26. Butler is currently second in the Big East going into the final game. If the Bulldogs beat Villanova, they will secure a first round bye in the Big East tournament.
“We’ll prepare with anything that will come at us the next few games,” DiSarcina said. “Our main focus right now is Villanova and getting those three points.”