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Senior captain Matt Soldato had two shots against Cleveland State Saturday.
 
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Cleveland State Defeats Bulldogs in Overtime

Oct. 1, 2006

Box Score

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Bulldogs hosted Clevland State in a Horizon League contest Saturday, and fell to the visiting Vikings by a score of 1-0 on an overtime goal. The loss drops Butler's record to 4-6-1 on the year, 1-1-0 in the Horizon League.

The lone goal of the game was scored in the 98th minute of play by George Kephart. The score came on an assist from Nenad Stojkovic and was a roller into the left side of the goal from about 15 yards out. Butler was a man down for the final 70 minutes of play.

"I think when you play down a man 80 minutes, that's probably the difference in the game," Butler Head Coach Kelly Findley said. "I thought we deserved more than that because we had way more chances than they did. It is just frustrating to lose."

Butler held the advantage in shots for the contest, 15-7, over the Vikings. The teams were even in corner kicks at four apiece, while the Bulldogs had nine shots on goal to Cleveland State's three.

"I thought we did great, we were pounding it in and we were down a player," Findley said. "I think that says a lot about our guys. You have to learn those lessons and do well. You cannot get red carded and force your team to play down, and you can't miss chances."

Frank Peabody continued his streak as the Bulldog's only goalkeeper of 2006, registering two saves in his complete game effort.

Butler continues Horizon League play this week, hosting Loyola in a 3 p.m. tilt Tuesday.