Soccer Foiled At Butler, 3-1

UIC senior Peter Kelley tallied his first goal of the season on Sunday.
UIC senior Peter Kelley tallied his first goal of the season on Sunday.

Sept. 22, 2002

Box Score

Indianapolis, Ind. - The UIC men's soccer team ventured to Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday looking to erase the memories of last year's loss to Butler in the semifinals of the Horizon League Championship.

Unfortunately for the Flames, Sunday's tilt was all too similar to their last meeting as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the host Bulldogs.

With the loss, UIC falls to 3-4 on the year while leveling its Horizon League mark at 1-1. Butler, meanwhile, picks up its second win of the campaign, moving to 2-5-1, 1-1 in league play.

Nick Pantazi proved to be a one-man wrecking crew for the Bulldogs, leading the way with two goals while assisting on a third tally.

He opened the scoring in the sixth minute, scooting the ball past UIC keeper Ross Cain on an assist from Michael Mariscalo. Pantazi then assisted on Mariscalo's goal in the 28th-minute as Butler took a 2-0 lead into intermission.

In the 62nd-minute, Pantazi struck again, giving the Bulldogs a comfortable 3-0 advantage. Mariscalo picked up his second assist of the game on the goal.

The Flames would finally put a tally on the scoreboard in the 83rd-minute when senior Peter Kelley tabbed an unassisted goal. It was Kelley's first goal of the season.

UIC will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 25th, as they return home to meet city-rival at DePaul at 4:00 p.m.