Butler is in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years and it enters the WPIAL postseason with the ability to get goals from multiple positions. The Golden Tornado finished Class 4A Section 1 play with a 5-3-2 record, good enough for third place in the section. Overall, Butler is 9-4-2 with final non-section tune-ups scheduled against Erie McDowell, Canon-McMillan and Allderdice.
Butler has scoring options all around the pitch. At the midway point of the season, not a single player on the team cracked the WPIAL scoring leader chart with at least eight goals. Junior Brittnie Spithaler leads the team, but there are plenty of other options behind her.
"We don't have a goal scorer who is jumping out," coach Steve Perri said.
Of sophomore Liz Simms' first four goals, three were game winners.