Butler women’s soccer beats Creighton off Soderstrom’s goal in overtime

Katie Soderstrom dribbles the ball up the field. Soderstrom scored the only goal in Butler’s win over Creighton on Oct. 10. Collegian file photo. 

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

The Butler women’s soccer team moved to 7-4-2 on the 2019 season with a 1-0 win over Creighton on Oct. 10. After the teams couldn’t settle the match in regulation, Katie Sodserstrom scored in the 93rd minute to give Butler its second Big East conference win of the season. 

The goal was Soderstrom’s sixth of the 2019 season and her third in the Bulldogs’ last four games. She scored off a rebound chip shot that sealed a win for the Bulldogs. 

It was a defensive battle in Omaha as Soderstrom’s goal was the only mark of the night. Butler and Creighton are fifth and sixth, respectively, in the Big East in goals allowed. 

Creighton led the shot count 14-10 in the match but still came up empty-handed. The Bluejays also earned five more corner kicks than the Bulldogs. 

The match was scoreless after 90 minutes, but would be decided just a few minutes into overtime. 

It was the second time that the Bulldogs were forced to go to extra time. After 110 minutes of play in their last match on Oct. 6, the Bulldogs matchup with Villanova ended tied at one. 

Macy Miller set up the goal for the Bulldogs as she sent in a cross to the left side of the field. Anja Savich took a shot that was on target and deflected by Creighton goalkeeper, Katie Sullivan. 

Soderstrom’s rebound chance found the back of the net for the Bulldogs.

Butler will host St. John’s on Sunday for their next matchup. 

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