Oct. 5, 2007
For the first time this season Butler's record dipped below .500 as they lost a tough decision to league rival Milwaukee 3-0 Friday night at Kuntz Stadium, dropping the Bulldogs' overall record to 4-5-2 and 1-1 in Horizon League play.
The fact that the team was shut out for the fourth time of the season may have been bad enough, but Friday's win was Milwaukee's first of the year, putting their record to date at 1-8-1.
The Panthers struck first 12 minutes into the game when Ken Ogorzalek received a header in the six-yard box and scored an easy goal on an open net.
But the goal that put Wisconsin up 1-0 was the only score in a very competitive first half. In all, there was 16 total fouls, nine of which were by the Panthers and each team also received two yellow cards in the first period of play. Butler finished the game with 16 fouls and Milwaukee had 13.
Fabian Knopfler, who had left Butler's last game early due to a hand injury, got the start against Milwaukee and recorded all three of his saves in the first half.
Milwaukee struck again early in the second half when Robert Refai, who assisted the earlier goal, scored from 15 yards out, making the score 2-0 just less than four minutes into the second half.
Zeke Dombrowski put the game on ice when he scored with less than 20 minutes to play, putting the Panthers up 3-0.
Boris Gatzky led Butler's offense on the night with 4 shots. Gatzky leads the Horizon League with 36 shots so far this season. Frank Patano was the only other Bulldog with multiple attempted shots with his two scoring tries.
Butler looks to end its three-game losing skid on Sunday, as they take on Green Bay in another Horizon League match-up at the Butler Bowl at 1 p.m.