VANDALIA – The Butler Lady Aviator volleyball team made short work of visiting West Carrollton in the opening round of the OHSAA Division I sectional tournament on Monday.
Butler swept the Lady Pirates in three sets 25-9, 25-16, and 25-8.
It was a somewhat pedestrian performance that head coach Cheryl Franklin chalked up to fatigue, both physical and emotional.
“It seems like ever since we had that real emotional week we have been trying to bring ourselves back,” she said. “We have played six matches in eight days and that’s a lot of volleyball. Our girls are hurting and tired.”
Sixth-seeded Butler advanced to a second round match-up on Thursday versus Troy – a team they have lost to twice this season.
“I’m going right at Troy,” said Franklin. “We have been playing better, and they are playing hard. We 100 percent want Troy.”
Butler will face Troy at 7 p.m. Thursday at the SAC.
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.