IPFW opened its women's soccer season with a 1-0 loss at Butler on Sunday.
Butler's only goal came with three minutes left in the first half, but it turned out to be enough to sustain the Bulldogs for the remainder of the match.
The Mastodons' best scoring chance came from Erin Gill, whose shot from 5 yards out was stopped by the Butler goalkeeper.
IPFW will play host to Toledo on Friday at the Hefner Soccer Complex, beginning at 7 p.m.
That same night, the IPFW women's volleyball team will open its season against Murray State at the Gates Center.
Look for our preview story on the Mastodons' volleyball team in Thursday's Journal Gazette.