Butler sports week in review: Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

Wilmer Cabrera Jr. looks for an open move during Butler’s game against St. John’s on Sept. 28. Cabrera Jr. scored in the Bulldogs’ 3-1 win at Providence on Oct. 4. Chandler Hart / Collegian file photo.

JACK HAMILTON | STAFF REPORTER | jghamilt@butler.edu

Men’s golf

The men’s golf team finished second out of 13 teams at the Skyhawk Fall Classic. Junior Michael Cascino won a playoff to take first place at the tournament. Cascino finished the tournament with a score of two-under 214. He was also named Big East Golfer of the Week.

Volleyball

The volleyball team had a busy first full week of conference play. On Oct. 2, the Bulldogs defeated DePaul 3-2 in their conference home opener. Redshirt sophomore Melody Davidson was the top performer for Butler with eight kills and 11 blocks.

On Oct. 4, the Bulldogs defeated Georgetown on the road 3-2. Butler got off to a strong start, winning the first two sets, but the Hoyas came back to force the fifth set. Redshirt senior Anna Logan had 17 kills and six blocks in the win.

The Bulldogs finished their week with a 3-0 road loss to Villanova. Butler kept things close in both the first and third sets, but it wasn’t quite enough. After this week, Butler’s record sits at 5-11 (2-2). Conference play resumes on Oct. 11 against St. John’s at home.

Women’s soccer

The women’s soccer team was winless in two games this week. On Oct. 3, the Bulldogs fell at DePaul 2-1. Butler gave up two early goals, before sophomore Katie Soderstrom scored one before halftime. The second half was evenly matched, with no goals for either side.

On Oct. 6, Butler drew with Villanova 1-1 at home. The Bulldogs trailed for much of the game, but a late penalty goal from sophomore Anja Savich took the game to overtime. The game finished in a draw after two scoreless overtime periods. The Bulldogs’ record is now 6-4-2 (1-1-1). Their next game is Oct. 10 at Creighton.

Men’s soccer

The men’s soccer team won 3-1 at Providence on Oct. 4. Providence got off to a fast start by scoring in the eighth minute, but the rest of the game was all Butler. Redshirt freshman Brendan Hicks scored twice and freshman Wilmer Cabrera Jr. scored once. The Bulldogs’ record is now 5-4 (1-2). Butler’s next game is Oct. 8 against Akron at home.

Women’s cross country

The women’s cross country team finished 13th in a 24-team field at the Joe Piane Invitational. This is an impressive result for the Bulldogs, given that this race featured several nationally-ranked teams. Butler’s top performer was junior Angelina Ellis who finished 38th overall with a career best time of 16:58.39.

Football

The football team lost its conference opener at Stetson 30-27. The game was back and forth, but the Bulldogs led for much of the afternoon. The Butler pass defense was strong, forcing four interceptions. But Stetson came from behind to win the game with a field goal as time expired. Butler quarterback Sam Brown had two passing touchdowns to go along with 220 total yards but also threw two interceptions. The Bulldogs host Drake at home next week.

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