Sept. 3, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS - An unassisted seventh-minute goal by Butler's Angie Muir held up to be the game winner as the Miami University women's soccer team (1-3-0) fell to the Bulldogs, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at the Butler Bowl.
Muir scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal at the 6:17 mark, as she found the back of the net with the first shot of the game. After picking up a steal, Muir, an all-Horizon League second team honoree last season, booted home the first and only goal of the match and gave Butler (2-1-0) a one-goal advantage it would not relinquish.
Despite firing eight shots and taking eight corner kicks in the final 45 minutes of the game, Miami could not convert and was shutout for the second time this season. The RedHawks applied extra offensive pressure on the Bulldogs in the final 10 minutes of the game, taking four shots and four corner kicks, but shots by junior Jennifer Rush (Hilliard, Ohio) and senior Katie Boyd (Columbus, Ohio) were off the mark.
Miami outshot Butler, 11-7, including an 8-2 advantage in the second half, and it also held the edge in corner kicks, 11-1. Rush and freshman Jodi Zwingelberg (Elgin, Ill.) both took a team high three shots in the loss.
The loss evened the all-time series between Miami and Butler at 2-2-0 and snapped Miami's two-match winning streak against the Bulldogs. It was Butler's first win against Miami since a 3-2 victory Sept. 3, 2000.
Miami has now dropped three straight for the first time since Oct. 8-15, 2004.
Miami seeks to snap its three-match losing skid next weekend when it travels to face Wyoming (Sept. 8) and Northern Colorado (Sept. 10). Miami and Wyoming are slated for a 4 p.m. (MST) start in Laramie, Wyo., while the Northern Colorado match is scheduled for a noon (MST) kickoff in Greeley, Colo.
GAME NOTES: The 1-0 loss to Butler was the 184th game in the 10-year history of the Miami women's soccer program ... Miami's game against Butler was the 486th game in head coach Bobby Kramig's 24 seasons in Oxford. He is slated to coach his 500th career game at Miami when the RedHawks and Ball State Cardinals meet on Oct. 26 in the final regular-season game of 2006 ... Miami has been shutout in two of its last three matches.