Butler sweeps Rams, Indians


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com



Ella Neely advances the ball upfield against Trotwood-Madiosn.

Ella Neely advances the ball upfield against Trotwood-Madiosn.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Maddie Mitchell outmaneuvers a Ram defender during Butler’s win over Trotwood.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Anastasia Kirchner battles a Trotwood-Madison player for control of the ball during Butler’s 4-0 win on Wednesday.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

VANDALIA — The Butler girls soccer team scored four first-half goals on Wednesday when they hosted the Trotwood-Madison Lady Rams. Then it was Mother Nature’s turn to intervene as a lightning delay ensued which ultimately ended the game after one half.

Butler got goals from Isabella Bratton, Maddie Mitchell, Haley Trittschuh off and assist by Avery Williams, and Anastasia Kirchner off an assist from Ella Neely to claim the 4-0 win.

The win was the third straight for the Aviators who improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference Amercian North division.

“We started the season with three road games and you could tell that the girls were excited and hungry to finally play in front of our hometown crowd,” said head coach Burt Mattice. “We came out strong and I was very pleased with our intensity and overall control of the play.”

Butler 3, Stebbins 0

On Saturday, Aug. 25 the Aviators defeated Stebbins by a 3-0 score. Kirchner scored two goals while Mitchell picked up an assist and a goal against the Lady Indians.

“Our defense, anchored by Reese Gingrich, played really solid allowing only three shots all game,” said Mattice. “Today’s win was a nice way for us to cap off our three game road trip to start the season. We came out with a game plan and we controlled the pace and style of the game from opening whistle though the end of the game.”

The Aviators will host Tecumseh on Saturday, Sept. 1 in a game that finished too late for this edition. On Wednesday, Butler will host West Carrollton at 7:15 p.m.

Ella Neely advances the ball upfield against Trotwood-Madiosn.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/08/web1_DSC_0023-1.jpgElla Neely advances the ball upfield against Trotwood-Madiosn. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Maddie Mitchell outmaneuvers a Ram defender during Butler’s win over Trotwood.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/08/web1_DSC_0036-1.jpgMaddie Mitchell outmaneuvers a Ram defender during Butler’s win over Trotwood. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Anastasia Kirchner battles a Trotwood-Madison player for control of the ball during Butler’s 4-0 win on Wednesday.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/08/web1_DSC_0001-1.jpgAnastasia Kirchner battles a Trotwood-Madison player for control of the ball during Butler’s 4-0 win on Wednesday. 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.