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.
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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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