Butler - 2 Peters Twp. - 0

Post Gazette Athlete of the week

High school girls soccer all-stars

Ashton Graham
Position: Sweeper
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.

Annie Lowry
Position: Forward
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.

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NSCAA/adidas® 2003
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
- 1 McDowell - 0

Kelly Hilderbrand scored in double overtime to lead the Butler Golden Tornado (19-2-2)
to a 1-0 victory against District 10 champion Erie McDowell (17-4-2) at Erie Veterans Stadium.

Jamie Albert of the Butler Golden Tornado's, converges on the ball in the
PIAA Class AAA playoff in Erie. The Golden Tornado took a 1-0 double-overtime victory.

Butler -9
Blackhawk -1
-- Butler forwards Annie Lowry and Jamie Albert each scored two goals to help the visiting Golden Tornadoes (4-0) rolled to a Section 2-AAA victory over Blackhawk (0-2).

Butler - 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

Butler - 4 Chartiers Valley - 0
-- Annie Lowry scored two goals and Elise McCaskey and Ashton Graham each scored one as Butler (17-1-2) defeated Chartiers Valley (18-4) in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs.

Butler goalkeeper Jess Onufer punches the ball away from the net behind teammates Jenny Kienzle (9) and Annie Lowry (13) on Wednesday night during overtime against Upper St. Clair. Kienzle scored the winning goal in a shootout.
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Shoot Out City
Butler - 1 USC - 0
The Golden Tornado topped Upper St. Clair in a shootout, 1-0, at Shaler. Butler outscored Upper St. Clair (15-6) in the penalty kick shootout, 3-1. Jenny Kienzle, Abby Schmidt and Elise McCaskey converted their shots for the Golden Tornado (18-1-2). Goalie Jess Onufer stopped two Upper St. Clair penalty kicks.

Butler - 4 Chartiers Valley - 0

The Golden Tornadoes will play Upper St. Clair (15-5) in the quarterfinals. The Panthers defeated Fox Chapel, 3-1, Monday. Butler shut out Chartiers Valley at home, 4-0. The Golden Tornado (17-1-2) got two goals from Annie Lowry and one apiece from Elise McCaskey and Ashton Graham. "We had great intensity and worked hard on both sides of the ball," Butler coach Marlene Peoples said.
Way to go...Jessi-O...

Butler goaltender Jessica Onufer makes a save in the Golden Tornado’s 1-0 section victory over Seneca Valley.

2003 Schedule and Record