Bulldogs Fall At Home To UW-Milwaukee 2-0
Oct. 9, 2005
Craig Mallace and Steve Bode scored first half goals and goalkeeper Grant Fernstrum recorded his third shutout of the season to lead visiting UW-Milwaukee to a 2-0 victory over Butler in a Horizon League men's soccer match at the Butler Bowl on Sunday, Oct. 9. The loss snapped Butler's four-match winning streak and dropped the Bulldogs to 9-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. The defending league champion Panthers improved to 7-2-3 overall and 3-1 in league action.
Mallace nailed the eventual game-winner at 12:54 on a free kick. The junior midfielder took the kick from 23 yards out directly in front of the goal and curled the shot into the upper right-hand corner. It was his third goal of the season.
Bode added an insurance goal 14 minutes later on a header to the left corner off a corner kick by Mallace. It was Bode's fourth goal of the year.
The Panthers pressed the action in the first half and out-shot Butler, 10-3. The visitors had a 4-1 edge in shots in the second half, though much of the action took place at the UW-Milwaukee end of the field. Butler had just one first-half shot on goal in the match.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mike Sims, getting his second consecutive start in place of injured Frank Peabody, finished with three saves for the Bulldogs. Butler also had one team save in the match. Fernstrum, who improve to 3-0-2 on the year, finished with one save.
The match was Butler's second on the new Pro Grass surface at the recently renovated Butler Bowl. The Bulldogs defeated UW-Green Bay, 1-0, to open the Bowl on Friday, Oct. 7.
Butler will head to Chicago for a pair of Horizon League matches against Loyola and UIC on Friday and Sunday, Oct. 14 & 16.