Bulldogs Fall At Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, OHIO -- Two second-half goals lifted host Bowling Green to a 2-1 victory over Butler in a men’s soccer exhibition match on Sunday (Aug. 21).  The contest wrapped up Butler’s preseason exhibition slate.

The Bulldogs, playing their second match under first-year head coach Paul Snape, grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the first half.  Junior Blake Leyden played the ball off a corner kick and fired a shot to the near post from 20-yards out to break a scoreless deadlock and give Butler a 1-0 halftime advantage.

Bowling Green responded in the second half and picked up the win behind a pair of goals by Colin Armstrong.

“The second half was disappointing in that we gave up the two goals,” said Snape.  “We lost our rhythm.  But there were some positives from the match.  We had some guys come in give us some good minutes, and we have a better understanding of where we are going into the season-opener.”

Butler will begin the 2011 campaign at home against Bradley on Friday, August 26.  The match at the Butler Bowl will start at 5:30 p.m.