It took longer than they wanted, but the Butler Community College women’s soccer team stayed alive in the postseason with a 1-0 overtime win over Neosho County in the Region VI quarterfinals Monday at El Dorado.


 

 


It took longer than they wanted, but the Butler Community College women’s soccer team stayed alive in the postseason with a 1-0 overtime win over Neosho County in the Region VI quarterfinals Monday at El Dorado.

“It wasn’t our best game from an offensive standpoint,” said Butler head coach Adam Hunter. “In the first half, we just didn’t show a lot of intensity. Our defense was solid, but we weren’t connecting on offense. We became much more aggressive in the second half.”

Beth Biehler scored on a free kick from 35 yards out for the victory.

“We were frustrating ourselves on offense more than they were frustrating us,” Biehler said afterward. “We weren’t doing the things we needed to do to win. We need to show a lot of teamwork if we want to win the championship.”

The top four seeds have all advanced to the Region VI semifinals in Topeka. Even though Butler will be the lowest remaining seed, Hunter says it doesn’t change anything.

“The pressure never really goes away when you’re at Butler,” Hunter said. “We know have to be ready to play Saturday. We have to play better if we want to get to the district playoffs, and that’s our goal.”

Butler will face top seed Barton Saturday in the Region VI semifinals at Topeka’s Hummer Park at 4 p.m. Johnson will meet Hutchinson at 6 p.m. The championship game will be Sunday at 3 p.m.