Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Bulldogs perfect after 10 games
by Paul Kennedy, October 12th, 2010 6:01PM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[BUTLER MEN]No. 8 Butler is the only unbeaten and untied team left in the NCAA Division I ranks, but the Bulldogs escaped a close call on Sunday when they edged Horizon League rival UIC, 2-1, on a penalty kick in overtime.

Senior Ben Sippola buried the spot kick for his team-leading sixth goal of the season after leading a 3-on-1 breakaway that led to the penalty. Sippola had the ball in the center and fed left to freshman Austin Oldham, who was taken down by a UIC defender in the area.

"There was no question it was a penalty, we put ourselves in a good position and made the play," Butler coach Kelly Findley said. "I'm really happy for our seniors. They all stepped up. Ben making the shot, Brett Heinz making a great, game-saving tackle and Conner Burtwas making plays."

German graduate student Fabian Knopfler has given up only five goals for the Bulldogs (10-0-0 overall and 4-0-0 in league play).

Butler has tapped into Indiana's strong youth programs. Sippola, Oldham and Burt were among eight starters from the Hoosier State.

The Bulldogs won the 2009 Horizon regular-season title but fell to Wisconsin-Green Bay in the tournament final on penalty kicks. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and were seeded No. 12 but lost to Indiana, 1-0, in the second round.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds    
Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's ...
Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives