Green Bay Welcomes Butler Sunday for Crucial Senior Day Contest

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Release: October 22, 2011
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Seniors Maddie Drusch and Corey Arno hope to lead the Phoenix past Butler on Senior Day Sunday.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's soccer team (3-9-4, 1-3-2) welcomes Butler (7-8-1, 2-4-0) to Santaga Stadium at 12 p.m. on Sunday for an important match in the Horizon League tournament race. Sunday is also Senior Day for the Phoenix, as the team's two seniors, Corey Arno (Winneconne, Wis.) and Maddie Drusch (Appleton, Wis.), will be recognized prior to kickoff.

The Phoenix is currently on the outside looking in, sitting in seventh place in the league standings, while Butler is holding onto the sixth and final postseason spot. A win would give the Phoenix eight conference points, vaulting them over the Bulldogs, who have six points.

LAST WEEK: Green Bay enters Sunday's match after earning its fifth conference point last Saturday with a 0-0 tie at Youngstown State. Drusch made seven saves in the contest, picking up her fifth shutout of the 2011 season. Butler is coming off three straight losses, including a 1-0 result at Valparaiso on Wednesday.

THE SERIES: Butler has controlled the all-time series against the Phoenix, owning a 17-5-0 record. The Bulldogs took the last two meetings, earning 3-0 victories in 2009 and 2010. Green Bay last beat Butler in 2008, a 2-1 win at Santaga Stadium.

SENIOR DAY: Over the last four seasons, Arno and Drusch have combined to play in 131 of a possible 132 games, accumulating nearly 12,000 minutes of playing time. They were both key members of Green Bay's record-setting defense in 2010, which surrendered just 15 goals in 16 matches. They have continued their defensive success this season, limiting Green Bay's opponents to just 14 goals through its first 16 contests.

Arno has started every game for the Phoenix (66 games) since setting foot on campus in 2008. In that time, she has scored a team-best 12 points, knocking in five goals, including three game-winners, and dishing out a pair of assists. She has fired a total of 45 shots in her Phoenix career, including 24 shots on goal.

Drusch has been between the posts in 65 of Green Bay's 66 matches over the last four seasons. She enters today's contest as the school's all-time leader in saves (372) and goals-against average (1.15), and is second in career shutouts (16).

EXTRA TIME WITH TREVOR WARREN: Phoenix head coach Trevor Warren joined host Jill Wunrow on Monday for this week's episode of Extra Time. The two recap the team's tie at Youngstown State and preview the final stretch of Horizon League play. To watch the show, click here.

FOLLOW IT LIVE: Live stats and live video will be available on GreenBayPhoenix.com for Sunday's game between the Phoenix and the Bulldogs. Click here for live stats. For live video, click here.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE: Green Bay has just one regular season match on the schedule, a trip to nationally-ranked Milwaukee next Friday (Oct. 28). The 10th-ranked Panthers are 15-1 overall and 7-0 in conference play.

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