Butcher notches point in college finale (Soccer)

November 5, 2011
Carly Butcher

Anchorage’s Carly Butcher collected an assist in her final game for the University of Southern California women’s soccer team, a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating senior season.

Plagued by missed opportunities, Butcher has seen multiple shots ricochet off the post as if there was a lid on the goal.

It happened again against No. 2 UCLA when she rattled the cage with a booming shot off the crossbar. Unlike before, though, this time her shot bounced within reach of a teammate who cleaned up the mess for a goal in the 47th minute in a 5-2 loss.

It was the first point of the season for Butcher, of South High fame.

For her career, the marvelous midfielder started 55 of 83 games and record 7 goals, 8 assists and 139 shots.