BLOOMINGTON, IN – Less than 24 hours after playing top-ranked Indiana evenly for 110 minutes, the Rutgers University men’s soccer team fell to unranked Butler, 3-0, in its final game of the adidas/IU Credit Union Soccer Classic at Armstrong Stadium. Butler scored three times in the first half and held off the Scarlet Knights, who fell to 0-1-1 on the season. Butler improved to 1-1-0." />
Welcome to ScarletKnights.com
    • iPad/iPhone App
    • Find us on Facebook
    • Twitter
    • RSS Feed
    • Get Text Alerts
Butler Shuts Down #7 Rutgers Men’s Soccer, 3-0
Scarlet Knights Dominate Statistically, But Fail to Overcome Three First-Half Goals
  • Posted on August 31, 2002 12:00:00 AM
  • Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size
  • RSS Feed
  • Subscribe
  • BLOOMINGTON, IN – With less than 24 hours to prepare following a 0-0, double-overtime tie with top-ranked Indiana, the Rutgers University men’s soccer team fell to unranked Butler, 3-0, in its final game of the adidas/IU Credit Union Soccer Classic at Armstrong Stadium. Butler scored three times in the first half and held off the Scarlet Knights, who fell to 0-1-1 on the season. Butler improved to 1-1-0.

    Rutgers opened the contest flat and Butler, the defending Horizon League champions, took advantage. It struck in the 15th minute, as Maris Calto scored at the 14:32 mark for a 1-0 lead. Then, at the 26:01 mark, Butler struck again and just three minutes later, extended its lead to 3-0. Chance Ernst scored the second goal and last year’s top scorer, Nick Pantazi, netted the third. In the second half, Rutgers dominated play and spent the majority of play on the offensive, but it could not convert.

    Rutgers led Butler in both shots (22-12) and corner kicks (7-1), but couldn’t put the ball past BU goalkeeper Grant Bernie, who recorded seven saves in the shutout win. Senior Ricky Zinter (Penfield, NY) saved four for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers has played its last three matches, dating back to the NCAA Tournament on December 2, 2001, at Armstrong Stadium and has failed to score in 290 minutes of action. Rutgers also played without key defender David Boutilier (Sparta, NJ), who aggravated a hamstring injury in the Indiana contest.

    Two Rutgers players earned All-Tournament honors, as junior Josh Gros (Mechanicsburg, PA) and senior Guy Abrahamson (Livingston, NJ) were named to the team.

    Rutgers is idle until next Saturday, September 7, when it travels to Providence, RI to face Providence College in its BIG EAST opener.

    Next Game
    There are no online events today.
    Next Game
    SYRACUSE
    Thursday, September 4 7:00 PMYurcak Field
    TV: BTN PlusRadio: WRSU
    LAST GAME: RU  Lafayette  BOX SCORE
    RutgersShop.com
    Rutgers Auctions
    AT&T Text Alerts
    Fan I Am
    New Jersey Audi Dealers
    Join the Jr. Knights Club
    Ask Tom Luicci



    • Acme Nissan








    • Rutgers Center of Management Development
    • NJ National Guard
    • University Pain Medicine Center
    • Millers Rental
    BIG EAST Conference