Seton Hall shutout by Butler, 3-0Date: September 29, 2019
By: Ryan Clayton
In the Pirates' first game in the newly renovated Owen T. Carol Field, the Pirates were shutout by the Butler Bulldogs, 3-0
In the first half, it did not take long for Butler to get on the scoreboard as within the first three minutes they were already ahead of Seton Hall. At 2:46, Butler’s Macy Miller scored an unassisted goal to put the Bulldogs up by a score of 1-0. Seton Hall responded back nicely with a shot of their own but in the first half Seton Hall struggled to get anything going on offense.
That shot was one of only five for the Pirates in the first half as they could not match Butlers offense as they had 16 shots when the first half was all said and done. Leading the Pirates on offense was forward Atley Fortney who led the team in shots with three in the first half and game.
After giving up the goal, Hall’s goalie Harpa Johannsdottir settled in nicely and was able to record two saves to end the half. Another noteworthy stat in this half was the fouls. In the first half Seton Hall had four and Butler had six with both teams playing competitively and physically against one another. Going into the second half Seton Hall found themselves down by a score of 1-0.
The second half started similarly to how the first half started in the fact that Butler scored again and quickly. At 47:40 Katie Soderstorm scored thanks to an assist by her teammate Anja Savich to put the Bulldogs up by a score of 2-0. Seton Hall again struggled to find shots as they would only be able to find four shots in the entire second half, one less than in the first half.
Even though they struggled to find shots The Pirates were much more aggressive this half and the shots they did get were better quality shots. The physicality kept up too as butler would end the game with fouls in the double digits a total of 11. Just as things were appearing to wrap up in this game Butler scored a last-minute goal in the 88th minute.
At the 88:35 waypoint, Payton Black scored off an assist by Amanda Kowalski to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead. That 3-0 lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Butler Bulldogs were able to beat the Seton Hall Pirates by a final score of 3-0.
Coach Ciara Crinion spoke after the game and said that the team wants to have the; “same attitude that they had in this game”.
Seton Hall’s record now stands at 1-6-1 and 0-1 in Big East play and Butler improves to a 6-3-1 record and 1-0 in the Big East Conference. Seton Hall is on the road for their next game against the St John’s Red Storm which takes place on Thursday October 3rd at 7 p.m.
Ryan Clayton can be reached at email@example.com.