The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team fell to No. 22 Butler on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 2-0. Butler moves to 6-1 on the year, and NKU is now 4-3.

“Tari and Rob and their staff have done a remarkable job with their program at Butler,” said NKU head coach Bob Sheehan. “They have an outstanding team. We again defended well all over the field and were able to generate an attack in the second half. We put together an extremely challenging nonconference schedule, and our players have embraced the challenge. We have an outstanding group, and we continue to grow as a team.”

BETWEEN THE POSTS

  • Emily Lohmann played the entire match and made three saves on the day.

FIRST HALF SUMMARY

  • Lohmann made her first save of the contest in the 11th minute.
  • In the 29th minute, Lohmann was credited with another save on a shot by Butler’s Julia Leonard.
  • The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute. Butler’s Cassidy Blacha fired a shot from just outside the box, and it ended up in the back of the net.
  • Butler had 10 shots during the period, but just three were on frame.
  • The Bulldogs also had four corner kicks.

SECOND HALF SUMMARY

  • Early in the second half, the Norse had a dangerous counter attack on offense, but with the wet playing surface, the ball rolled out of bounds for a goal kick.
  • Butler’s Anja Savich took a shot on goal from inside the box in the 52nd minute, but Lohmann was there to stop the shot for the Norse.
  • The Norse earned a corner kick in the 62nd minute, but the Bulldogs cleared the ball out of the box.
  • NKU had another corner kick in the 68th minute. The ball found Shawna Zaken close to the goal, but her shot was blocked by the Butler defense.
  • Samantha Duwel had a shot for the Norse in the 73rd minute, but the Butler defense blocked the attempt.
  • Butler had pair of shots in the 76th minute, but the Norse defense did well to block both attempts.
  • The Bulldogs went ahead 2-0 in the 83rd minute. Savich fired a shot from distance, and it went into the right side of the net.
  • Rachel Conaway took a shot from outside of the box in the 88th minute. The shot looked as if it would trouble the Butler goalkeeper, but a defender for the Bulldogs blocked the attempt and cleared it away from the box.

MATCH NOTES

  • Butler had 17 shots in the match, but just five were on goal.
  • The Norse had three shots in the game.
  • Each team recorded five corner kicks in the contest.

UP NEXT

  • The Norse make the trip to Green Bay on Saturday, Sept. 15 to open Horizon League play. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN3.       

Ryan Wilker

Northern Kentucky University

Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant

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