Butler’s women’s soccer team settles for a tie against Creighton

First-year Talia Sommer takes on Dayton defenders on Sept. 8. Photo by Lauren Hough.

CALEB DENORME | SPORTS REPORTER | cdenorme@butler.edu

The Butler women’s soccer team rounded out their regular season with a 1-1 tie against Big East rivals Creighton. The Bulldogs wrap up the year with a record of 7-7-4 and now look ahead to the Big East Tournament coming up.

Butler took the lead 15 minutes into the first half courtesy of first-year midfielder Talia Sommer. Sommer nicked the ball from the Bluejays around the midfield line and dispatched the ball into the net to make it 1-0 for the Bulldogs. 

The Bluejays would fight back in the second half to tie the game up with a goal from senior midfielder Aida Kardovic. The Bulldogs could not find a response before the final whistle, ending the game in a 1-1 draw.

It was an even contest throughout, with Butler taking ten shots compared to Creighton’s 15 shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Martin was a star player on the day, making six saves to prevent the Blue Jays from stealing a win.

This game had serious implications when it came to Butler’s seeding in the Big East Tournament. With the tie, the Bulldogs secured the fourth seed in the tournament and will face fifth seeded Creighton in the first round on Sunday, Oct. 30. Butler is the higher seeded team, so the game will take place in the Sellick Bowl at 1 p.m. for a high stakes Big East quarterfinal, with the winner taking on top seeded Georgetown in the semifinals.


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