Butler women’s soccer routs Morehead State in season opener

Anja Savich controls the ball during a game last season. Savich scored two goals in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 win over Morehead State to begin the regular season. Collegian file photo.

KEELEN BARLOW | ASST. SPORTS EDITOR | klbarlow@butler.edu

Behind a pair of goals from Anja Savich, the Butler women’s soccer team defeated Morehead State 3-0 on the road to open their 2019 season on Aug. 22.

Savich’s two-goal performance marked the second consecutive season that she scored a pair of goals in the team’s opening match. A year ago in her first collegiate match, Savich scored twice as Butler beat Kent State 3-1. 

Butler wasted little time grabbing a 3-0 halftime lead and never looked back. 

In just the 10th minute, Savich chipped in a goal from five yards out to give Butler a 1-0 lead. Six minutes later, Celia Gaynor would score her first in a Butler uniform off a cross at the top of the box from Katie Soderstrom. 

Savich’s second of the night would come off a feed from Soderstrom as she beat Morehead goalkeeper Kayla Landman one on one. 

A quiet second half from both teams sealed a 3-0 win for the Bulldogs. Butler dominated the shot count 18-4 in the match. 

The Bulldogs will open their home schedule on Aug. 25 as they host cross-town foe IUPUI. 

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