August 31, 2003

Butler Falls In Diadora Challenge Final

Aug. 31, 2003

Box Score

Second-ranked Maryland scored twice in each half and defeated Butler, 4-0, to capture the tournament championship at the Diadora Challenge in Omaha, Neb., on Sunday (Aug. 31). The Terrapins didn't allow a goal while winning both matches in the four-team tournament.

Maryland jumped in front on a goal by Domenic Mediate just under 25 minutes into the match. That proved to be the game-winner for the powerful Terrapins. Jason Arnold added a goal on a header with just five seconds remaining in the first half and the Terrapins added two more goals on penalty kicks in the second half.

The Terrapins out-shot Butler, 27-11, in the match, which was played in the rain in front of a crowd of 137. Sophomore Casey Jewett, who transferred to Butler from Coastal Carolina, led the Bulldogs with three shots in the match. Butler goalkeeper Evan Reinhardt had eight saves against Maryland, giving him 15 saves in two matches this season. He was joined on the All-Tournament team by teammates John Mariscalco and Scott Olsen.

Butler (0-1-1) will return to Indianapolis to host Valparaiso on Sunday, Sept. 6. The match at Butler's Varsity Field will start at 1 p.m.