INDIANAPOLIS - The No. 16 Butler men's soccer team improved to 8-2-1 on the season with a 2-0 victory over DePaul on a rainy Saturday night at the Butler Bowl. Freshman David Goldsmith scored both Butler goals in the match.
"Any win in the BIG EAST is huge right now," head coach Paul Snape said. "To get a shut-out is real pleasing. I thought we were really sharp in the first half."
Goldsmith's first goal came in the 12th minute off a long entry pass from senior Austin Oldham. The Bristol, England native struck again in the 21st minute off an assist from senior Jordan Burt. With the two scores, Goldsmith's total on the season increased to nine goals.
The current BIG EAST Rookie of the Week continues to shine for the Bulldogs.
"We got two great goals from him, but overall it was a great team win," Snape said.
Senior goalkeeper Jon Dawson led a strong defensive unit for the Bulldogs. Butler was quick to the ball all night and DePaul to 12 shots. Dawson picked up his seventh win on the season and saved five shots.
"I thought the whole team was outstanding in the second half," Snape said. "This is a mature team. We've evolved and we've got a lot of experience. A little bit of adversity doesn't faze us."
Butler hits the road for their next three matches. On October 9 they visit Marquette, then head to Seton Hall on October 12. They finish off the road trip at No. 11 Georgetown on October 19. They return home to host No. 4 Creighton on October 23. That match will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free to Butler students with a student I.D.
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