October 13, 2007

Butler Battles UIC To Second Straight Scoreless Tie

Oct. 12, 2007

Box Score

Fabian Knopfler spent 110 minutes in goal and kept UIC from scoring, resulting in a 0-0 double-overtime tie for Butler on Friday in Chicago, running its record to 4-5-4 overall and 1-1-2 in Horizon League play.

After missing his last start due to an aggravation of a hand injury, Knopfler recorded 3 saves on his way to his second shutout of the season and Butler's second straight scoreless tie.

The Bulldogs were only able to put up one shot in the entire match, coming from Frank Patano in the second half. The Flames put 13 shots up on the board, five of which came in the first half. Butler also only had one corner kick to UIC's six.

The Flames goalie, Jovan Bubonja, didn't record any saves as Patano's lone shot of the night for Butler wasn't on goal.

With the tie, Butler ran its streak to five straight games without recording a victory and has gone 1-4-2 in its last seven matches.

The Bulldogs look to turn things around in the second game of a weekend trip to Chicago when they take on Loyola at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.