Cincinnati Defeats Butler In Overtime, 2-1
Oct. 8, 2003
Wiremu Patrick found an open goal less than four minutes into the overtime period and scored his fourth goal of the season to give visiting Cincinnati a 2-1 victory over Butler in a non-league match at Varsity Field on Wednesday (Oct. 8). The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 5-5-2 on the season, while Cincinnati improved to 6-1-4.
Patrick notched the game-winner when Butler goalkeeper Frank Peabody dove to try and clear an attempted cross by Kwamie Sarkodie. The ball slipped past Peabody and Patrick picked it up on the right side and knocked it into the back of the net from 18 yards out. The decisive shot ended the match at 93:17.
Both teams turned in solid defensive efforts and played to a scoreless tie in the first half. The Bearcats out-shot Butler, 7-1, in the first period, but Peabody stopped all three shots on goal.
Sophomore Scott Olsen broke the deadlock at 78:53. The Butler forward took a long pass from junior Andrew Pancio and then lobbed a shot over the head of Cincinnati goalkeeper John Adams, who was charging to stop the play. It was Olsen's second goal of the season.
The Bearcats tied the match just three minutes later when Sarkodie picked up an attempted clear in front of the net and knocked in his first goal of the season.
Cincinnati finished with 17 shots, including nine shots on goal, while the Bulldogs had seven shots and two shots on goal. Peabody recorded a career-high seven saves.
The Bulldogs return to Horizon League play on Friday, Oct. 10, at UIC. The match is slated for 3 p.m. Butler returns to Varsity Field on Sunday, Oct. 12, for a 1 p.m. match against defending league champ UW-Milwaukee.