Butler Rolls Past Evansville
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Junior Adam Glanzer gave Butler the lead just over three minutes into the match, and the Bulldogs never looked back while handing visiting Evansville a 3-0 setback in a non-conference match at the Butler Bowl on Wednesday (Sept. 19). It was the Bulldogs' third straight win over the Aces.
The Bulldogs (2-1-4) wasted little time in taking the attack to Evansville, which had entered the match with a 4-1 record. Freshman Caleb Postlewait stopped an Evansville possession and passed the ball ahead to teammate Tyler Pollock on the left side of the field. Pollock beat his defender and served a centering pass to Glanzer, who fired a shot from 10 yards out past Evansville goalkeeper Eric Teppen.
It was Glanzer's team-high third goal of the season.
Butler stretch the margin to 2-0 just over midway through the first half when junior Jordan Burt knocked a header past Teppen off a corner kick by freshman Jeff Adkins. The Bulldogs' third goal came at 61:01 on a shot from 18 yards out directly in front of the goal by sophomore Zach Steinberger. Freshman Mitch Ostrowski picked up his first collegiate assist on the play.
The goals were the first of the year for both Burt and Steinberger.
"We scored three goals, which is always nice," said Butler head coach Paul Snape after the match. "We missed a few more, but I think the key today was our focus on defense and our ability to pass and move and it went well. We had some great combinations, a lot of guys worked with one another, and we're pleased with the result."
Butler doubled the shot attempts of the Aces, 16-8, including a season-high 10 shots on goal. Adkins led way with five total shots and three shots on goal, while Steinberger added four shots, including two on goal. Six different Bulldogs recorded a shot on goal in the victory.
Junior Jon Dawson picked up his third shutout of the season and his second at home. He finished the match with three saves.
The Bulldogs will begin a stretch of three consecutive matches in Ohio with a non-conference test at Ohio State on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Following that match, Butler will play its first Atlantic 10 Conference contest at Dayton on Friday, Oct. 5.