Polson rolls by Libby; Class A play-in soccer matches next

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LIBBY — Bridger Wenzel had two goals and Robin Erickson totaled two assists and a goal for the Polson Pirates (10-1-1 overall, 6-1-1 league) in their 4-0 Northern A boys soccer victory over Libby (0-12, 0-8) on Saturday.

It was the regular-season finale for both teams.

Also scoring for Polson was Davis Smith with a goal and an assist. Sam Whealon assisted on Smith’s goal.

Up next for second-place Polson is a playoff play-in match with third-place Columbia Falls (5-7, 4-4) on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Polson. Polson won both regular-season meetings with Columbia Falls, 6-0 and 3-0.

The Polson/Columbia Falls winner advances to quarterfinal playoff action on Saturday to host the No. 2 seed from the South — Missoula Loyola.

Polson 4 0 — 4

Libby 0 0 — 0

P — Bridger Wenzel (Robin Erickson), 5:00

P — Wenzel (Erickson), 23:00

P — Davis Smith (Sam Whealon), 24:00

P — Erickson (Smith), 38:00

Statistics not available

Playoff Schedule

Quarterfinals

Saturday

TBD — Livingston at Whitefish

TBD — Laurel at Frenchtown

Noon — Hamilton at Belgrade

TBD — Missoula Loyola at Polson/Columbia Falls winner

Girls

Polson 7 Libby 0

LIBBY — No scoring details or statistics were available for the regular-season finale for both teams.

Polson, the third place finisher in the Northern A, travels Whitefish, the second-place finisher, on Tuesday for a playoff play-in match at Smith Fields. The Polson/Whitefish winner advances to quarterfinal play on Saturday and will host Hamilton.

Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls (9-3, 6-2) will play the No. 2 seed from the East — Laurel — on Saturday in quarterfinal playoff action in Columbia Falls.

Match time will be announced later.

Columbia Falls and Laurel did not play during the regular season.

The Wildkats regular season ended on Thursday with 3-0 Northern A victory over Bigfork.

Playoff Schedule

Quarterfinals

Saturday

TBD — Laurel at Columbia Falls

TBD — Belgrade at Missoula Loyola

TBD — Corvallis at Billings Central

TBD — Hamilton at Whitefish/Polson winner

St. George’s 6, Stillwater 1

SPOKANE, Wash. — A hat trick (three goals) by Lydia Bergquist was more than enough offense for St. George’s to claim the nonconference win over Stillwater Christian School.

St. George’s held a commanding 5-0 lead at the half. Aleeya Derlatka scored for Stillwater (6-5-1) in the 47th minute.

“It was a very physical match today,” Stillwater coach JR Hemp said.

“Despite the score it was one of our better matches this year. St George’s is a well- coached team with technically gifted players. We had problems in the first half with our midfield play. Second half we did better and our shape was better.”

Stillwater plays at Mission Valley Christian Academy on Tuesday.

Stillwater Christian 0 1 — 1

St. George’s 5 1 — 6

SG — Lydia Bergquist (Madeline Christiansen), 3:00

SG — Cambria Rickard, 7:00

SG — Bergquest (Rickard), 29:00

SG — Bergquist (Margreit Galow), 37:00

SG — Grace Harrill, 39:00

SG — Theresa Niven, 44:00

SC — Aleeya Derlatka, 47:00

Shots on goal — Stillwater 5, St. George’s 25; Corner kicks — Stillwater 1, St. George’s 4; Keeper saves — Stillwater 14 (NA), St. George’s 3 (NA); Fouls — NA; Cards — NA.

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