Butler Sports Weekly Recap Sept. 14 – Sept. 20

Sophomore Henri Kumwenda dribbles the ball down the field. Photo by Claire Runkel.

SAM CARUS | SPORTS REPORTER | scarus@butler.edu

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Men’s soccer vs. Indiana 

In Butler’s last game before Big East play, they hosted the eighth ranked Indiana Hoosiers. It was a very tight game that saw Butler take the lead in the 46th minute on a goal scored by senior forward Wilmer Cabrera Jr. Indiana would strike back quickly with a goal from Patrick McDonald to even it up in the 52nd minute. The Hoosiers scored their game-winning goal in the 58th minute on a Ryan Wittenbrink shot, hanging on to win 2-1. 

 

Thursday, Sept. 15

Women’s volleyball vs. Ohio

Coming off of a big win against Southern Utah, the women’s volleyball team returned home to host the Ohio Bobcats for a match at Hinkle. It was a tough match that saw the Bulldogs drop the match 3-0. Sophomore Mariah Grunze led Butler with 13 kills. 

Women’s soccer vs. Ball State

Senior forward Katie Soderstorm got the team started with a goal in the sixth minute to put the Bulldogs up 1-0. One minute into the second half, junior forward Abigail Isger used her left foot to extend the lead to 2-0. Ball State fought back with goals in the 55th minute and 70th minute to salvage a 2-2 draw. 

 

Friday, Sept. 16

Women’s cross country at Redbird Invitational 

Senior Mia Beckham set the pace for the team as she won her first competition of 2022, finishing 16 seconds before the second place finisher. Abby Olson finished third in the field and Laure Bertrand earned fourth. With the help of Beckham, Olson and Bertrand, Butler took home both the top individual and team awards at the Redbird Invitational. 

Women’s volleyball vs. Missouri 

Butler got off to a hot start, winning the first set of the match by a score of 25-22. The second set was taken by Missouri handily, 25-15. The third set was much closer, but Butler fell just short and lost the set 25-22. Missouri would go on to win the fourth set, 25-14, and the match, 3-1. Sophomore Grace Boggess led the Bulldogs with six digs and Mariah Grunze had 18 kills. 

 

Saturday, Sept. 17

Women’s volleyball vs. Central Michigan 

In the final match of the Bulldog Brawl, Butler hosted Central Michigan. It was a frustrating match for the Bulldogs, as they lost 3-0 by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-18. The Bulldogs now sit with a 6-6 record on the year. 

Men’s soccer vs. DePaul 

Butler opened up Big East play with a matchup against DePaul in the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl. Butler fell behind early when in the 18th minute Michael Anderson put a header into the back of the net, giving DePaul a 1-0 lead. The score would remain 1-0 until the 86th minute when redshirt senior Jack Streberger put one in the back of the net for the Bulldogs. The game ended in a 1-1 draw for the Dawgs, putting them at 3-4-1 on the year.

Football at South Dakota State 

The Butler football team was defeated on the road 45-17 by South Dakota State on Sept. 17. The Bulldogs kept the game close in the fourth quarter, as redshirt junior quarterback Bret Bushka connected with freshman wide receiver Luke Wooten on a 56 yard touchdown pass to even up the score at 7-7 with 7:49 left in the first quarter. From then on, the Jackrabbits would score 24 straight points, and lead 31-7 heading into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs allowed a total of 463 yards of offense from South Dakota State. Butler, now 2-1 on the season, have a bye-week this weekend and will be back in action on Oct. 2 at Davidson.

 

Sunday, Sept. 18

Women’s golf at Nittany Lion Invitational 

The women’s golf team finished seventh out of 16 teams at the two-day event. Freshman Kelli Scheck finished 17th overall with a total score of 221. Butler will compete in and host the Butler Fall Invitational on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4. 

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