Junior defender Claire Farrington scored the first goal of the game to give the Bulldogs the lead over Seton Hall in a 2-2 tie. Photo by Claire Runkel.
CALEB DENORME | SPORTS REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Butler women’s soccer team tied two games this past week to move their record to 7-7-3 on the year. The draws came against Seton Hall and a Georgetown team that is ranked 16th in the country.
The Bulldogs took to the road on Thursday, Oct. 20 to take on Seton Hall in New Jersey. Butler took the lead at two separate points in the match, but the Pirates battled back to tie it at 2-2 in the end.
Seton Hall answered back in the 62nd minute before Soderstrom would be fouled in the box to give Butler a penalty in the 80th minute. Junior forward Abigail Isger stepped up for the Bulldogs and converted from the spot to give Butler a 2-1 lead.
Butler’s lead would not last long though. Seven minutes later the Pirates would respond by scoring with only three minutes to play. Despite having 34 total shots on the day compared to Seton Hall’s six, the Bulldogs were forced to settle for a tie.
The squad returned to the Sellick Bowl on Sunday, Oct. 23 to battle No. 16 Georgetown.
The first goal came only 17 minutes into the game, after Isger found first-year midfielder Talia Sommer and the Israel native calmly chipped the Hoyas’ keeper. The Bulldogs doubled their lead 12 minutes later when senior defender/midfielder Aliya Diagne crossed the ball to Isger, and she dispatched a 25-yard curler to the back post to make it 2-0.
The Hoyas responded in the second half by scoring in the 65th, and 90th minute to tie the game back up at 2-2, and giving the Bulldogs their second draw of the week.
These results place Butler tied for fourth with Creighton in the Big East with one game to play. The Bulldogs go on the road to Nebraska to take on the Blue Jays on Thursday, Oct. 27 in what will be the final game of the regular season.