SOCCER: Lady Bears drop district match to Grayson; Russellville deals Bears second loss
Visiting Butler County reached the net twice but fell short as Grayson County pulled away to win 7-2 in an 11th District girls' soccer match on Tuesday, Aug. 24.
Coray Milam, Ellie Evans and Mikayla Clemons scored two goals apiece to lead the Cougars to the district win.
Rounding out Grayson County's individual scoring, Malorie Zurmehly netted one goal.
Goalkeeper Eva Pierce paced Grayson County's defensive effort, recording 12 saves while limiting Butler County to a pair of goals.
Yesenia Diaz netted both of Butler County's goals in the district match.
Chipping in offensively for the Bears, Navaeh Lawrence recorded one assist.
Defensively for Butler County, goalkeeper Natalie Jupin recorded nine saves.
Butler County is scheduled to host Grayson County for an 11th District girls' soccer match on Thursday, Sept. 2.
Both Butler County and Grayson County will compete in the 11th District Girls' Soccer Tournament in October.
Russellville deals Butler County second loss
Butler County was limited offensively as host Russellville pulled away to win 11-1 in a boys' high school soccer match on Thursday, Aug. 26.
Following the loss, Butler County dropped to 0-2.
Dalton Gilbert scored three goals to lead Russellville to the victory in the boys' high school soccer match.
In addition to Gilbert's hat trick, Dustin Brown (two goals, two assists), Akshar Patel (two goals), Avery Flener (one goal, three assists), Jeremiah Smith (one goal, two assists), Milo Brooks (one goal) and Samuel Cruz (one goal) contributed to the Panthers' offensive attack in the winning effort.
Goalkeeper Nick Bollenbecker paced Russellville defensively, recording three saves while holding Butler County to one goal.
Logan Givens netted Butler County's lone goal in the loss.
Defensively for Butler County, goalkeepers Stanley Zipperer and Alex Elmore combined to record 28 saves.
Butler County and Russellville aren't scheduled to meet again in the 2021 boys' high school soccer season.