PIQUA — The Butler Lady Aviators soccer team peppered the Piqua goalkeeper with 17 shots in the first 28 minutes, but couldn’t find the net and head coach John Gray was concerned.
“I looked to (assistant coach) Christy and asked if this was going to be a game where we dominate the game but win 1-0,” said Gray.
His concerns were unfounded, however, as the Lady Aviators used four goals by Brianna Fourman to pull away to a 7-0 win over the Lady Indians.
Butler improved to 12-1-1 on the year and 3-0-1 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North division.
“The team played well, they passed the ball well, and all of a sudden they kicked it into gear and started scoring,” said Gray.
Brittney Petrosky got the Aviators on the board first with an unassisted goal and then Fourman took an assist from Lauren Chaney for the first of her goals.
Fourman’s second goal was assisted by Keoni Rakestraw to give Butler a 3-0 lead and then Petrosky added another solo goal.
Rakestraw made it 5-0 on an unassisted goal, and then Fourman added two more goals, both assisted by Chaney, to set the final score.
Petrosky (44 points), Fourman (42), and Rakestraw (37) lead the GWOC in scoring.
The Lady Aviators will close the regular season by hosting Kenton Ridge on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and then travel to Trotwood-Madison on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Butler will clinch the GWOC North championship with a win over the Lady Rams.
Sectional seeding and bracket placement will take place on Sunday. Gray hopes for a high seed and a home game.
“There were four teams above us in the last coach’s poll, but Sidney beat Springboro so we could be up for one of the top seeds,” he said. “Hopefully we get a home game.”
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