Butler soccer shuts out Johnson 5-0, ties two school records

Butler soccer shuts out Johnson 5-0, ties two school records

For the sixth straight game, Butler soccer kept its opponent from scoring as the host Grizzlies recorded a 5-0 home victory over Johnson County on Sunday.

Butler (13-2-0 overall, 8-0-0 conference) tied two school records in the process, matching both streaks of most consecutive shutouts (6) and most consecutive home wins (21). The fourth-ranked Grizzlies also extended their winning streak to 13 games, which ranks fifth-best in the program's history.

The Grizzlies have not allowed a goal in 568 minutes during the six-game shutout streak, which was set during the 2011 season. Butler will have a chance to surpass the consecutive minute streak without a goal (633 minutes) on Wednesday, when they travel to Overland Park to face Johnson at 4:00 p.m.

Butler scored four first-half goals, with the opening goal coming off a corner kick set in the sixth minute. Sam Simmons sent a ball into the box, which was headed by Ky Kreemer to Allan for the goal.

Kreemer then headed in a goal from just outside the left post in the 18th minute. Katie Hartman booted a ball from the right side for the assist.

Just 69 seconds later, Taylor Martinez put Butler up 3-0 with a left-footed shot from 14 yards out that went into the back corner of the net.

Caro Limon added another goal just before halftime when she beat Johnson goalkeeper Mengyu Li in a one-on-one situation.

Colleen Howland extended her consecutive point streak to 13 games with a goal in the 84th minute to cap the Grizzlies' scoring.

Sophomore keeper Jami Reichenberger was credited with her third complete shutout of the season. Reichenberger, who has all 13 wins in goal for Butler, made five saves in the victory.

Butler outshot the Cavaliers by a 17-9 margin, with 12 of those shots coming on goal. The Grizzlies also held a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.

NOTES: Butler improved to 17-6-1 overall against Johnson County and has won 11 straight games against the Cavaliers... The Grizzlies have won the last six games against Johnson by shutout, with the last four coming by an identical score of 5-0. The five-goal win also matches the most points scored and the largest margin of victory in the series against Johnson.