October 2, 2016
REVENGE IS SWEET
Friar women blank Bulldogs
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Providence women's team improved its unbeaten streak to five games with a 1-0 win over Butler in a Big East Conference match Sunday.
Rachel Ugolik scored her fifth goal of the season in the 57th minute for the Friars (8-3-2 overall, 2-0-1 conference), the first goal surrendered by the Bulldogs (8-3-2, 1-1-1) since a 2-1 loss to LSU Sept. 4.
The Friars improved to 3-3-0 all-time against the Bulldogs, avenging a 1-0 loss to Butler in last year’s conference title match.
"Tough game versus a very talented Butler team who is difficult to play against at their place,” PC coach Sam Lopes said. “We knew coming in, they were good defensively with six straight shutouts. We wanted to be aggressive to score while controlling their attacking tendencies. We created a handful of great chances where we could have scored a couple more, but excellent individual effort by Ugolik on the goal. It was an important win and to earn it on the road while earning a shutout demonstrates the commitment by the team to put in a complete performance."