- 2 Peters Twp. - 0
Post Gazette Athlete of the week
High school girls soccer all-stars
Highlights: Four-year starter earned All-WPIAL honors as a senior, leading Butler to an appearance in the PIAA Class AAA championship game, a 1-0 loss to Owen J. Roberts. Graham was the leader of a defense that set a school record with 17 shutouts, breaking the mark of 14 set a year earlier. She also had five goals and two assists.
Highlights: Four-year starter was the second all-time leading scorer in Butler history with 84 goals and 38 assists, including 30 goals and 12 assists as a senior. Tall, athletic offensive player earned All-WPIAL, all-state and regional all-star honors in leading Butler to an appearance in the state championship game.
Ashton Graham Graham paced Butler (21-2-2) with 2 goals in the second half
to catapult Butler to the PIAA State Championship game.
Two years after enduring a record-breaking loss in the PIAA finals, Butler fell because of an unlucky bounce.
High School Girls
Annie Lowry named National All American by the NSCAA
Post Gazette North Player of the Year
Nature takes the Wind out of the Golden Tornado's hopes for a State Championship.
O.J. Roberts - 1 Butler - 0
3 of 4 State Championship contests decided by wind. The Tornado Girls were against the wind it seemed in both halves of the game.
Sewickley Academy coach called it "borderline unplayable" Villa Marie coach says..."It was impossible,"
Butler - 3 Schenley - 0
Katie Ritchey began the offensive assault of three unanswered goals
against Schenley. The victory sends the Golden Tornado to the
Western PIAA Championship . Jenny Kienzle and Elise McCaskey close out the scoring.
PIAA State Playoffs
Butler - 1 McDowell - 0
- 2 Seneca Valley - 0
Butler’s Kelly Hilderbrand boots the ball away from Seneca Valley’s Lauren Bartling
Butler 1, McDowell 0 (2 OT) -- Kelly Hilderbrand scored just over a minute into the second overtime to lift the Butler Golden Tornado (20-2-2) to a first-round victory over McDowell (17-4-2) at Erie Veterans Stadium in the PIAA Class AAA playoffs. The Golden Tornado shut out Schenley (3-0) Saturday placing them in the Western PIAA Championship Game