Butler blanks Rams, Tecumseh


By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com

VANDALIA – The Butler boys soccer team looked to find its rhythm last week in recording three straight wins including two in league play.

Butler, now 4-1-1 overall and 3-0 in Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) North play, won at Stebbins last Tuesday by a 3-0 tally then returned home to rout Trotwood-Madison 10-0 and defeat Tecumseh on Saturday in a tense 2-0 contest.

“The more games we play the boys get a better understanding of the shape and system we are trying to implement,” said head coach Steve Doring. “The younger guys are getting valuable experience and our veterans are doing a great job of organizing and scoring goals.”

On Thursday, the Aviators dominated Trotwood-Madison. Junior Chris Mitrousis had a hat trick and an assist to lead Butler to the win. Riley Weber also recorded three assists along with two each for Zane Burgmeier and Ian Jacobs.

Scoring for the Aviators were Matt Crawford (two goals) as well as Burgmeier, Noah Detrick, Benjamin Fechner, Parker Jensen, and Weber. Clay Colton and Francisco Jimenez also recorded assists.

On Saturday, the Aviators hosted the Tecumseh Arrows at home. Burgmeier and Mitrousis each scored a goal with assists from Jensen and Burgmeier.

“After a tough win against Tecumseh on Saturday we look to keep rolling with three more games this week,” said Doring.

The Aviator’s next game will be Tuesday, Sept. 5 at home against West Carrollton. The varsity game will begin at 7 p.m. That game ended too late for this edition of the Vandalia Drummer.

The Aviators will travel to Xenia on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tilt and then travel to Miamisburg on Saturday for a 3 p.m. kickoff.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Photos by Ron Swarts

 

Noah Detrick plays defense versus Tecumseh.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Soccer-5.jpgNoah Detrick plays defense versus Tecumseh. Photo by Ron Swarts

Jimenex Francisco (20) rises above a group of players to hit a header near the Aviator goal during a 2-0 win over Tecumseh on Saturday.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Soccer-20.jpgJimenex Francisco (20) rises above a group of players to hit a header near the Aviator goal during a 2-0 win over Tecumseh on Saturday. Photo by Ron Swarts

Anton Jensen controls the ball versus a Tecumseh defender.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Soccer.jpgAnton Jensen controls the ball versus a Tecumseh defender. Photo by Ron Swarts

Zane Burgmeier (6) and Matt Crawford (10) battle for control versus Tecumseh.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Soccer6.jpgZane Burgmeier (6) and Matt Crawford (10) battle for control versus Tecumseh. Photo by Ron Swarts

Matt Crawford battles for control versus Tecumseh.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Soccer10.jpgMatt Crawford battles for control versus Tecumseh. Photo by Ron Swarts

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @Vandalia Drummer.