Butler soccer wins 16th straight with 10-0 victory at Cowley

Butler soccer wins 16th straight with 10-0 victory at Cowley

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – Butler soccer extended its winning streak to 16 consecutive games with a 10-0 shutout over Cowley on Friday.

The Grizzlies (16-2-0 overall, 11-0-0 conference) remained undefeated in Jayhawk Conference play while recording their 10th shutout of the season. Butler has shutout eight of its last nine opponents.

Sophomores Lauren Allan and Colleen Howland each scored two goals and had two assists, while Ky Kreemer added two goals in the win.

Allan and Howland are tied for the team lead with 22 goals on the season.

Butler scored eight first-half goals, which set a season-high mark for most goals scored in the first half. The previous high was six goals at Allen County back on Sept. 6.

The Grizzlies scored four goals within a five-minute span to build a 4-0 lead over Cowley before the midway point of the half.

Allan scored the opening goal in the 13th minute when she scored in front of the goal box on an assist from Howland. Just 91 seconds later, Howland chipped in a goal after Cowley keeper Kayleigh Smith failed on two chances to clear out a corner kick.

In the 17th minute, Kreemer scored just inside the right post on an Allan assist from the endline. Allan then headed in a cross from Howland just a minute later.

Howland added her second goal of the game in the 29th minute, when Lexi Clark fed a long pass upfield past the Cowley defense.

Butler added three goals in the final seven minutes of the half, beginning with a Caro Limon goal in the 38th minute. Kennedy Weaver followed in the 42nd minute with a goal, then Tiffany Butler scored her first goal of the season just 34 seconds before the break.

The Grizzlies backed off offensively in the second half, scoring a pair of goals late in the contest. Holly Stewart put in her first goal of the year with a shot from 18 yards out in the 83rd minute, then Kreemer capped the scoring with a penalty kick with five minutes remaining.

In her second consecutive start, freshman goalkeeper Elena Garcia recorded her second shutout to move to 2-0 on the season. Garcia faced eight shots and made five saves.

Butler will end the regular season at home against Neosho County on Sunday. Kickoff from BG Products Veterans Sports Complex is at 7:00 p.m.

NOTES: Butler reached the 10-goal plateau for the second time this season… The Grizzlies improved to 12-0-0 all-time against Cowley… The 16-game winning streak is the third-longest in program history. Butler won 17 straight in 2015 and set the school record with 19 consecutive wins in 2012.