Butler Sports Weekly Recap | The Butler Collegian

Goalkeeper fifth year Gabriel Gjergii looks down the field during his shut-out against Xavier on November 2nd. Photo by Grace Hensley.

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Wednesday 2 Nov

Men’s soccer vs. No. 19 Xavier

The Butler men’s soccer team scored in the last 13 seconds of the game Draw Xavier 3-3 for the final score of the game. The Bulldogs finished their regular season with a 9-5-3 record and secured fourth place in the Big East Tournament. Butler scored goals from Senior Hemi NasserSenior Wilmer Cabrera Jr. and first graders Palmer Alt.

Friday 4th Nov

Women’s Volleyball in St. John’s

The women’s volleyball team fell to St. John’s in three sets on Friday. St. John’s opened the first set 5-1 and led consistently from start to finish. The second set included 11 draws, but St. John’s scored six straight points to regain control. The Red Storm won the final set 25-17 to seal the win. butlers Amina Shackelford ended the match with a team high of 15 kills with a .333 batting average.

Saturday November 5th

Women’s swimming at UIndy

The Butler women’s swim team stayed in Indy to compete in a doubles meet. First year Kate Schilling won the 200 Free with a time of 1:57.50. second grader Alani Hightower-Bend swam a time of 58.70 to win the 100 fly. First year Olivia Stots was named “Swimmer of the Meeting” for the Bulldogs after her outstanding performances in the 50 Free, 100 Free, and 200 Free seasons.

Women’s Basketball vs. Benedictine

The Butler women’s basketball team won big against Benedictine in their first exhibition game of the season 86-31. The Bulldogs’ top scorer came off the bench in the junior guard Caroline Strande who scored 17 points in 17 minutes and made it 6-6 at the free throw line. On defense, the Bulldogs had 38 points from 15 turnovers as a team. They kept the Eagles 22.6% out of field and 22.2% behind the arc.

Soccer in San Diego

Butler Football won in dramatic fashion as a redshirt junior on Saturday Luke Zurak drilled a 56-yard field goal with no time on the clock to give the Bulldogs one 26-23 win about San Diego. Butler scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback win. He was called Zurak FedEx Ground FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week after his appearance. The Bulldogs are now second in the conference standings with a 5-1 record.

Women’s Volleyball at Seton Hall

The Bulldogs clinched an important conference win on Saturday night Seton Hall in three sentences. second grader Maria Grunze had a match high and a new career high of 21 kills for the Bulldogs. Senior libero Jaymeson Kinley finished with 18 digs and first year setters Cora Taylor had 20 assists. With the result, Butler is now 13-13 and 7-7 in the Big East.

Men’s Soccer vs. Providence

The Butler men’s soccer team advanced to the semi-final round of the Big East tournament after a 3-0 out against providence. The first moment of action came in the 13th minute, as the red shirt’s senior midfielder Jack Streberger took a passport from Tommy Viser and dribbles it to the top of the penalty goal. As the defenders closed in, he passed the ball to the first year Palmer Alt who shot the ball into the left goal for an early 1-0 lead. At the 25 minute mark DJ hooks intercepted a pass from a Providence defender and shot once on goal to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. Ault scored the last goal in the 68th minute.

The Providence Friars No. 5 produced 12 shots, four on the frame, but failed to break the Butler defense. Goalkeeper in the fifth year Gabriel Gjergii made four saves in the match and produced his fifth solo shutout of the season. He now has 21.5 career shutouts.

Monday 7th Nov

Men’s Basketball vs. New Orleans

The men’s basketball team opened its regular season Monday at the Hinkle Fieldhouse against New Orleans with a 89-53 win. In his debut for the Bulldogs, Graduate Student Center Manny Bates led the team with 25 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Five Bulldogs scored in double digits, including Chuck Harris, Eric Jaeger Jr., JaydenTaylor and Simas Lukasius. Butler ended the first half with a strong 20-5 run in the final six minutes, leading 46-21 at halftime. The Bulldogs were without Myles Wilmouth, Jalen Thomas and Ali Ali due to various injuries. Butler will travel to Penn State on Monday, November 14 for their next matchup against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

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