Butler County Times Gazette
  • Butler gets fifth shutout of season at Pratt

  • The Butler soccer team still has yet to allow a goal away from home, posting its second road shutout of the season in a 11-0 win at Pratt on Wednesday.
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  • The Butler soccer team still has yet to allow a goal away from home, posting its second road shutout of the season in a 11-0 win at Pratt on Wednesday.
    The Grizzlies have outscored their opponents 14-0 in road games this season after having won 4-0 at Hesston last Friday.
    It is the second-straight shutout for keeper Kelsi Langley and her fifth this season in eight games.
    She had two saves in 90 minutes of play.
    On the attacking side of the ball, Morgan Foster had her most prolific game as a Grizzly as the sophomore from Idaho Falls, Idaho scored a career-best four goals.
    Foster now has nine goals in Butler's eight games this season.
    In addition to Foster's four goals, Butler got two more goals from Brittney Lawrence, the fourth time in the past five matches in which she has scored multiple goals.
    She now has 16 goals in eight games.
    Madison Wedekind, Lamya Scott, Korrie Raney, Kelly Sutton and Alyssia Salinas also scored goals for Butler in the win.
    The Grizzlies improve to 7-1 on the season, 2-0 in Jayhawk Conference play with the win.
    The Lady Grizzlies lost their match at Tyler (Texas) 3-1 on Friday.
    The Lady Grizzlies will be back in action at home this Friday when they play Garden City at 6 p.m.
     
    Butler rolls to straight-set road win at Longview
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Butler volleyall team rolled to a straight-set victory over Longview on Friday, winning 25-16, 25-15, 25-23 on the road.
    The Grizzlies, ranked 15th nationally, fell behind 4-1 in the first set but scored eight straight points during the match to eventually cruise to the win.
    Butler controlled the second set before struggling at times in the third set. Longview never could get the lead in the third set but rallied late to make the set close after the Grizzlies had led by as many as eight points.
    Sophomore Kailan Kuzmic led Butler in kills with 11 and also had nine digs, eight assists and a service ace.
    Freshman Mckenzie Johnson had 10 kills while hitting .409. She also had a service ace.
    Lexi Wartick added five kills for the Grizzlies, while Mary Kangas had 23 assists and Jessica Schwartz had 21 digs.
    Butler improves to 12-5 on the season.
    The Grizzlies will return home to play Coffeyville at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
    It is the annual Pack the Power Plant promotion, which will feature free pizza and a team autograph session after the match.
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