VANDALIA — After struggling to score in their previous two matches and tying Milton-Union on Saturday, the Butler Lady Aviators came into Wednesday’s match looking for a confidence boost versus West Carrollton.
The Lady Pirates provided just what the doctor ordered as Butler overwhelmed their visitors 8-0.
“This game can help build confidence in the girls that they can score because we haven’t been able to,” said Butler coach John Gray. “We just haven’t been able to put the ball in the net.”
Brittney Petrosky scored the first two goals for Butler, the first on an assist from Skylar Rose and the second unassisted.
Maddie Mitchell made the score 3-0 on a goal assisted by Bri Fourman, and then Fourman doubled that score with three straight goals.
Fourman got assists from Petrosky, Mitchell, and Carly Cline and left the Aviators with a 6-0 lead.
Mitchell scored the final goal on an assist from Fourman that forced the West Carrollton coaching staff to end the game with 5:19 remaining.
“He didn’t have any more players that he could sub in and we were for ending it because we were down to just one sub,” said Gray. “I’m down to just one sub of my original varsity players and the JV team has no subs.”
The Lady Aviators will be short-handed on Saturday as they travel to Xenia. Butler will be without Petrosky and Brooklyn Warren who will be taking the ACT test. Gray expressed frustration with the scheduling.
“It makes no sense to me why the GWOC would schedule games on test days, especially when they know years out what day the tests are,” said Gray.
He said that the games should at least be scheduled as night games after the tests are complete.
As is, though, the Aviators will travel to Xenia with JV starting at 9:30 a.m. and varsity beginning at 11 a.m. Butler will return home on Wednesday when they host Tecumseh. JV will kickoff at 5:30 with varsity following at 7:15.
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