Bulldogs Fall In League Showdown, 2-1
Oct. 29, 2004
Host UW-Milwaukee scored two goals in an 11-minute stretch midway through the second half and escaped with a 2-1 victory over Butler in a Horizon League first place showdown match at Engelmann Field on Friday, Oct. 29. The victory lifted the Panthers into a tie with Butler for first place in the Horizon League with a 5-1 mark and gave the host squad an 9-4-3 overall mark. The Bulldogs fell to 11-5-1 on the year.
Butler grabbed a lead in the match at 38:58 on a shot by senior David Wyrick off a corner kick from senior Andrew Pancio. The goal was Wyrick's sixth this season, while it was the fifth assist for Pancio. The tally turned out to be the only score of the first half.
The Panthers tied the match at 63:20 on a header by league scoring leader Antou Jallow. The diving shot was assisted by Chris Brisson and Neil Dombrowski. It was Jallow's 12th goal of the season. Dombrowski gave UW-Milwaukee the lead 11 minutes later on a header from 10 yards out off an assist by Trent Furtsch.
The host squad had a 16-9 advantage in shots in the match, including a 9-4 advantage in the second half. Butler goalkeeper Evan Reinhardt finished with six saves, while UW-Milwaukee's Eric Mickschl had two. Juniors Scott Olsen and Tim Blake each had two shots for the Bulldogs.
Both teams close the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 31. The Bulldogs will visit UW-Green Bay while UW-Milwaukee hosts Cleveland State. The Panthers can take the top seed in the Horizon League Tournament, Nov. 6-14, with a victory, while the Bulldogs will need to win and have UW-Milwaukee lose or tie.