Hoosiers Edged By Butler, 2-1
Sept. 18, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, IND. - The Indiana women's soccer team dropped a tough, 2-1 decision to the Butler on Thursday evening at Armstrong Stadium. Jocelyn Moses provided the lone goal for the Hoosiers in the 73rd minute, as Molly Kruger scored twice for the Bulldogs in the win.
After falling behind 2-0 early in the second half, the Hoosiers came out blazing the rest of the way. Indiana (4-4-0) had a brilliant chance in the 58th minute, when Chloe McKay put a shot on goal that looked destined for the back of the net. Off a centering pass from Liz Holby, McKay blasted a shot directly on goal, but an unlucky break had the ball deflect off of Devon Beach's head and the Bulldogs were able to clear it away.
The Hoosiers were able to break into the scoring column in the 73rd minute on a header by Moses following a perfect cross from the left wing by Holby. Kristin Arnold fed a pass through the defense to Holby on the left side, and the junior crossed a perfect ball into the six, where Moses deposited it in the back of the net at 72:51.
Indiana had two more brilliant attempts at squaring the match less than two minutes later, as McKay let loose with a shot from just inside the top of the box that was saved by Laura Baker in goal for Butler. The rebound came out to the left side of the goal and the foot of Kristin Arnold, who fired another shot that Baker was able to deflect into the air to preserve the 2-1 lead for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs (4-4-0) struck first in the game, taking the lead in the sixth minute off the foot of Kruger. Butler stole the ball on the right side in the offensive zone, and Kenzie Kokta came out with possession. Kokta crossed a ball to the top of the 18, where Kruger fired high to the left side and put it home for her third goal of the season.
Butler stretched the lead to 2-0 when Kruger scored from long distance under two minutes into the second half. Carrie Twyman fed the ball to Kruger on the right side and the Carmel native lofted a shot high toward the goal and it carried over IU goalkeeper Lauren Hollandsworth and into the back of the net at 46:09.
The Hoosiers outshot the Bulldogs 13-4 in the second half, and 18-11 in the game, but Baker was the difference in goal with her six saves. Lindsay Campbell played the final 34:27 in net for Indiana, making two saves in the contest.
The Hoosiers are back in action with a contest against Loyola (Chicago) on Sunday at noon. That match that will precede the Indiana men's game against Wisconsin on Yeagley Field, scheduled to start at 3 p.m.
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