Phoenix Faces Butler Friday Night
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Following an 11-day layoff, the Green Bay women's soccer team (2-6-2, 0-2-0 Horizon League) will host Butler (3-9-0, 1-1-0 Horizon League) on Friday at 7 p.m. at Santaga Stadium. Green Bay's last home game was on Sept. 12 against South Dakota State where the Phoenix fell 1-0.
The Phoenix is coming off a 1-0 loss against Youngstown State on Sept. 26, despite outshooting the Penguins by a 10-shot margin. It marked the fifth straight game the Phoenix lost by a 1-0 margin. Sophomore midfielder Lauren Somers (Bloomington, Minn.) led the Phoenix with five shots, three of them on goal.
Butler enters Friday coming off a 1-0 loss against Valparaiso. Friday's match is the second of seven straight conference matches for the Bulldogs. They are 1-1-0 in Horizon League play this season.
Green Bay is 5-16-0 in the all-time series against Butler and 1-1-0 against the Bulldogs in the last two seasons under head coach Trevor Warren. The last time the Phoenix beat the Bulldogs was in the 2008 season, winning at home 2-1 (Oct. 19).
Getting it done on defense: The Phoenix continues to find itself near the top of the NCAA rankings in several defensive categories. As a team, Green Bay is currently 20th in the nation in goals-against average (0.57), while goalkeeper (Appleton, Wis.) ranks 10th in the country in save percentage (.902) and 24th in goals-against average (0.59).
Follow it live: Fans can watch Green Bay's match against Butler live on GreenBayPhoenix.com. All home men's and women's soccer and volleyball games will be streamed live in the Phoenix Flix portal. Live stats will also be available during the game. For more information, click here.
Next on the schedule: Green bay has one more home game against Valparaiso on Sunday before beginning a three-game road trip at Milwaukee on Oct. 15. Green Bay's final regular season home game will be against Detroit on Oct. 24.