Sept. 27, 2002
Nick Pantazi scored six minutes into the game to lead the Butler men's soccer team to a 2-0 win over Drury on Friday, Sept. 27 at Varsity Field. The Bulldogs' second straight victory gave them a 3-5-1 record, while Drury moved to 2-8.
The Bulldogs didn't hesitate by scoring their first goal within six minutes of the kickoff. The first goal came at the 6:17 mark when Michael Mariscalco slipped a pass through defenders freeing Pantazi, who knocked a shot past Michael Gallagher. Pantazi's fourth goal on the season gave Butler a 1-0 lead at the half.
After 18 minutes of play in the second half, the Bulldogs received a chance to add another goal when the Panthers were called for a handball in the box. Mariscalco took the penalty kick and blasted a shot to the upper left corner past the diving goalkeeper. The Bulldogs kept the pressure on Drury by out shooting them 16-5.
The Butler defense, headed by goalkeeper Grant Barrie, held tough all game. Barrie had three saves on the day, while posting his second shutout of the year.
The Bulldogs will play their next match at home on Sunday, Sept. 29, against Evansville. The game against the Aces is slated for 1 pm at Varsity Field.