Bulldogs lose to No. 22 Creighton

Vincent Mitchell

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler men's soccer team dropped their first home contest of the season Wednesday night to No. 22 Creighton by a score of 3-2. The game was played on a cold, windy night at the Butler Bowl.

"We played a really good 45 minutes, created a lot of good chances and scored a good goal," head coach Paul Snape said. "Our main focus was on shutting them down in the second half."

Sophomore Vincent Mitchell scored his third goal of the season to break a 0-0 tie in the 13th minute. Mitchell scored from 15 yards out off an assist from senior Austin Oldham.

After three Creighton goals early in the second half, freshman David Goldsmith pulled Butler within one score after his goal in the 89th minute, but the Bulldogs could muster no more. The goal came after Goldsmith dribbled through several Creighton defenders and buried it for his 10th goal of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Jon Dawson suffered his fifth loss of the season and saved five Creighton shot attempts.

"Fundamental mistakes cost us tonight," Snape said.

The Bulldogs host St. John's on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Butler Bowl.

Contact: Matt Rhinesmith (mrhinesm@butler.edu)