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Bulldogs Open Homestand with Thursday Match Against Ball State

Sept. 2, 2004

Click here to view the full release as a PDF KICKING IT OFF: The Bulldogs (1-1) return home to Varsity Field this week for a set of matches against in-state competition. Butler hosts Ball State Thursday before Indiana State arrives in Indianapolis for a Sunday match. Thursday's match against the Cardinals begins a three-game homestand for the Bulldogs. SPLIT DECISION: The Bulldogs opened up the 2004 campaign by going 1-1 in the opening week. Louisville shut out the Bulldogs,1-0, Aug. 27 at Varsity Field in the season opener in front of nearly 400 fans. Butler responding with an impressive 2-0 victory at Xavier Sunday, as juniors Kate Lord and Meredith Buemi netted second-half goals. Goalkeepers Megan Cappa and Annalise Larkin split time in both matches. PAVLIK OUT FOR THE YEAR: Freshman defender Sarah Pavlik suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Bulldogs' season-opener against Louisville. She left the match early in the first half. Butler will apply for a medical redshirt on Pavlik's behalf, and if granted, the Westlake, Ohio native will have four years of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2005. QUICK SHOTS: Freshman goalkeeper Annalise Larkin has yet to allow a goal in her first 90 minutes of collegiate action. That spans two matches...sophomore Marcie Stucky assisted on Lord's game-winning goal against Xavier...The loss to Louisville was the Bulldogs' first defeat in a season opener since 1999, coach Woody Sherwood's first season...Sunday's win avenged a 2-1 loss to the Musketeers in 2003. BULLDOGS PICKED SECOND IN PRESEASON POLL: The eight head coaches of the Horizon League have selected Butler to finish second in the upcoming women's soccer season, the Horizon League announced Tuesday (Aug. 17). The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was voted the favorite. UW-Milwaukee received 47 points, including six of a possible seven first-place votes, in a poll voted on by the League's eight head coaches. Butler finished in second place with 41 points, including one of the eight first-place votes. The Bulldogs were followed by Detroit with 35. Coaches could not vote for their own squads. 2004 Horizon League Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll
1. UW-Milwaukee (47 points, 6 first-place votes)
2. Butler (41 points, 1 first-place vote)
3. Detroit (35 points, 1 first-place vote)
T-4. Loyola (28 points)
T-4. UW-Green Bay (28 points)
6. Wright State (25 points)
T-7. Cleveland State (10 points)
T-7. Youngstown State (10 points)