Lady Aviators defeat Xenia


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com



Tamaria Hobson (6) and Mya Stammen (13) defend the Butler goal during a 2-1 win over Xenia.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Anna Minier passes the ball near midfield versus Xenia.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Tamaria Hobson (6), Anna Minier, and Taylor Gingrich (18) close in on a Xenia ball handler during Butler’s 2-1 win. Kearsten Miller (14) is trailing the play.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

VANDALIA — The Butler Lady Aviators staged a come-from-behind win over GWOC American Division foe Xenia on Wednesday.

After falling behind 1-0, the Aviators tied the game on an unassisted goal by Bri Fourman and then got the game winning goal from Jillian Burgmeier off an assist by Ella Neely to claim a 2-1 win.

“That was a great game for our goalkeeper Claire Miller, probably the best she has played,” said head coach John Grey.

The win, coupled with a 5-1 loss to Milton-Union on Saturday, has the Aviators at 4-3-1 overall and 4-0-1 in league play.

The Aviators have been battling the injury bug all season and have had to bring several players up from junior varsity, including Burgmeier who had the winning goal versus Xenia. Butler currently has seven projected starters out due to injury and/or illness.

“We have had so many injuries that we can’t get the players into a constant flow with each other,” said Grey. “This has been a rough year. Hopefully it will get better.”

The Aviators were scheduled to play at Tecumseh on Wednesday in a game that ended too late for this edition. On Saturday, Butler will travel to Piqua at 6:45 p.m. and then host Northmont on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Tamaria Hobson (6) and Mya Stammen (13) defend the Butler goal during a 2-1 win over Xenia.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_6-13-1.jpgTamaria Hobson (6) and Mya Stammen (13) defend the Butler goal during a 2-1 win over Xenia. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Anna Minier passes the ball near midfield versus Xenia.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_12-1.jpgAnna Minier passes the ball near midfield versus Xenia. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Tamaria Hobson (6), Anna Minier, and Taylor Gingrich (18) close in on a Xenia ball handler during Butler’s 2-1 win. Kearsten Miller (14) is trailing the play.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Soccer-2.jpgTamaria Hobson (6), Anna Minier, and Taylor Gingrich (18) close in on a Xenia ball handler during Butler’s 2-1 win. Kearsten Miller (14) is trailing the play. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com

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

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

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