Butler Takes Third at Boilermaker Challenge Cup
Aug. 27, 2006
The Bulldogs earned their first win of the young season Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over Western Kentucky in the third-place game of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup at Purdue. With the win, Butler runs its record to 1-1 on the year.
The match was scoreless until the 27th minute of play, when Bulldog senior Marianne Schilling found the back of the net on a cross from the left side from Molly Callon. The goal was Schilling's first of the year.
Butler's second goal came early in the second half, with Jenny Southard scoring in the 58th minute on a breakaway. The goal came on Southard's only shot of the game.
Western Kentucky held the edge on shots on goal with eight to the Bulldogs' five. Overall, Butler out-shot the Hilltoppers 18-15 in the match.
For the Bulldogs, Angie Muir took eight shots, two on goal. Schilling, Ashley Twehues and Crystal Wright each chipped in with a pair of shots, while Molly Arenburg, Abbie Kaul, Southard and Julie Backscheider each took a single shot.
Kirby Zwickel earned her first win and first shutout of the year, going the distance in goal. The senior recorded seven saves in her 90 minutes of work.
"Today's win was a culmination of things that we trained in practice and pure will to win," head coach Tari St. John said, who earned her first victory as a collegiate head coach. "Both team's were fatigued from Friday's game; it was nice to see us come out on top."
Following the tournament's end, Southard and Backscheider both earned recognition on the Cup's All-Tournament Team.
"Southard's workrate was the catalyst for several of our goal scoring opportunities," St. John added. "When you have somebody that works that hard and that consistently, eventually good things will happen.
"It is easy to take for granted what Julie brings to the team because she provides it so consistently. This weekend was a reminder of just how valuable she is."
Butler returns to action next Sunday, Sept. 3, with a home contest against Miami-Ohio. The 1 p.m. tilt is set to face off in the Butler Bowl.
San Diego State: Cat Burson, Erika Sutton, Mariko Strickland, Jessica Girdner, Millie Allen Purdue: Jordyn Shaffer, Rebecca Robison, Jill Sarbaugh Butler: Julie Backscheider, Jenny Southard Western Kentucky: Lindsey Passagli
Offensive MVP: Erika Sutton SDSU Defensive MVP: Lauren Leslie SDSU