Flathead stayed perfect on the pitch Thursday evening, downing Glacier 4-1 in the first boys crosstown soccer match of the season at Legends Stadium.
Flathead (4-0 overall, 2-0 league) jumped on top 2-0 with back-to-back goals two-minutes apart by Colter Goss and AJ Apple.
Glacier scored at 19 minutes to get within one, but Flathead answered with goals by Eric Gardner and David Marburger for a 4-1 halftime lead.
Nice job of putting the ball away when we had the chance to, Flathead coach Zach Brenneman said. One of the biggest moments of the game was Max Warnell saved a PK.
That came early in the match.
Glacier outshot Flathead on goal 8-7.
We had a couple go off the post, crossbar, down 4-1 at half, Glacier coach Ryan Billiet said.
We won the second half, made some nice adjustments. We felt really good with how we responded in the second half.
Glacier (1-2, 0-1) is back in action Saturday at Missoula Big Sky. Flathead is off until Sept. 7 when it plays at Helena High.
Flathead 4 0 4
Glacier 1 1 2
F Colter Goss, 14:00
F AJ Apple, 16:00
G Connor Griffin (Dyllyn Stabler), 19:00
F Eric Gardner (Jalen Hawes), 22:00
F David Marburger, 33:00
G Stabler (Braden Nitschelm), 52:00
Shots on goal Flathead 7, Glacier 8; Corner kicks Flathead 6, Glacier 2; Goalie saves Flathead 6 (Max Warnell), Glacier 3 (Andrew Lorenc); Fouls Flathead 19, Glacier 26; Cards Flathead, 1 yellow; Glacier, 3 yellow.
Stillwater Christian 0
SANDPOINT, Idaho Stillwater Christian dropped a nonconference decision to Sandpoint.
Sandpoint led 1-0 at the half and scored two more goals in the second half.
Despite the outcome, Stillwater coach Ryan ORourke was pleased with the teams overall performance.
Another good game, he said. Sandpoints a very good team, theyre a big school. I think our guys came out, we worked hard, just didnt have the result go our way tonight.
Stillwater next will host Lakeland High School on Sept. 7.
Stillwater 0 0 0
Sandpoint 1 2 3
Shots on goal Sandpoint 25, Stillwater 8; Corner kicks Sandpoint 3, Stillwater 1; Goalie Saves Sandpoint 8, Stillwater 20; Fouls Sandpoint 8, Stillwater 4; Cards No cards.
Polson 3, Frenchtown 0
POLSON Robin Erickson scored early, six minutes into play, and late, at 72 minutes, and Mack Moderie added a goal for Polson in a Class A nonconference victory over Frenchtown.
Polson plays Saturday at Missoula Loyola.
Frenchtown 0 0 0
Polson 2 1 3
P Robin Erickson (Bridger Wenzel), 6:00
P Mack Moderie (Robin Erickson) 8:00
P Erickson (Alex Wall-Wilbert) 72:00
Shots on goal Frenchtown 10, Polson 8; Corner kicks NA; Goalie saves Frenchtown 5 (Dawson Leishman), Polson 6 (Xavier Stalkfleet); Fouls NA; Cards NA.
Columbia Falls 2, Bigfork 0
COLUMBIA FALLS Columbia Falls won its first game of the season by defeating Bigfork in a Northern A matchup.
John Gilk scored in the first half and Noah Golan in the second. Keeper Story Semborski made eight saves for Columbia Falls.
Bigfork 0 0 0
Columbia Falls 1 1 2
CF John Gilk (Niels Getts) 22:00
CF Noah Golan (Payton Fisher) 74:00
Shots on goal Columbia Falls 15, Bigfork 8; Goalie saves Columbia Falls 8 (Story Stemborski), Bigfork 16 (Dainen Webster); Corner kicks Columbia Falls 9, Bigfork 4; Fouls Columbia Falls 11, Bigfork 3; Cards None.
Flathead 4, Glacier 1
Flathead sophomore forward Skyleigh Thompson scored three goals to power Flathead to a Western AA and crosstown victory over Glacier at Legends Stadium.
Thompson scored the first two goals of the match and the finale in the second half.
Shayenn Thompson, a senior midfielder/forward, also scored for Flathead (1-3, 1-0).
Chloe Nadeau assisted on two goals and Heather LaSalle had one.
They caught us on our heels, Glacier coach Brenden Byrd said of Flatheads quick start.
I was really happy to see from our group how we settled in (after trailing 3-0). We really played some soccer for awhile.
Hats off to Sky Thompson, Byrd added.
Shes an outstanding player.
Glacier (1-2, 0-1) is back in action Saturday at Missoula Big Sky.
Flatheads next action is Sept. 7 at Helena High.
We started aggressive in the game, we knew what we were going to do, Flathead coach Bledy Doda said.
The team is growing a lot, will grow more. We still have a lot of work (to do).
Flathead 3 1 4
Glacier 1 0 1
F Skyleigh Thompson (Chloe Nadeau), 14:00
F Skyleigh Thompson (Heather LaSalle), 17:00
F Shayenn Thompson, 22:00
G Madison Becker (Taylor Brisendine), 23:00
F Skyleigh Thompson (Nadeau), 78:00
Shots on goal Flathead 16, Glacier 11; Corner kicks NA; Goalie saves Flathead 9 (Aaris Hill), Glacier 12 (Sophie Smith 6, Ellie Keller 6); Fouls NA; Cards None.
Polson 11, Frenchtown 2
POLSON Ali Hupka scored four goals and added an assist along the way as Polson flipped Frenchtown in Class A nonconference play.
Polson led 7-1 at intermission.
Ashlee Howell had two goals and an assist.
Autumn Burland also had two goals and one assist.
Sophia Moderie had two assists and one goal.
Polson is back in action on Saturday at Missoula Loyola.
Polson 7 4 11
Frenchtown 1 1 2
P Ali Hupka (Ashlee Howell), 3:00
P Autumn Burland (Sophia Moderie), 16:00
P Howell (Moderie), 21:00
P Hupka (Howell), 24:00
P Hupka, 29:00
P Moderie (Hupka), 34:00
P Howell (Jaslyn Dalbey), 39:00
P Own Goal, 58:00
P Hupka (Burland), 66:00
P Megan Rost (Kyla Heiser), 71:00
P Burland (Chloe Matt), 83:00
Columbia Falls 10,
COLUMBIA FALLS In the first game of the season, Columbia Falls boasted six different goal-scorers in its Northern A rout of Bigfork.
Josie Windauer scored a hat trick and Lakia Hill had two goals and two assists.
Brette Guenzler was the lone Bigfork scorer.
We won our conference last year and got to the semifinals at the state tournament and had an exceptional team, Columbia Falls coach OBrien Byrd said.
This years team is so far ahead of last years team a year ago already. Its exciting stuff.
The next outing for Columbia Falls is Tuesday at Frenchtown.
Bigfork 1 0 1
Columbia Falls 7 3 10
CF Josie Windauer (Lakia Hill), 6:00
CF Windauer (Hill), 7:00
CF Lexi Purcell (Maddie Robison), 13: 00
CF Hill (Kaylee Ashe), 14:00
B Brette Guenzler (unassisted), 20:00
CF Robison (Ashe), 22:00
CF Cheyanne Johnston-Heinz (unassisted), 25:00
CF Windauer (unassisted), 29:00
CF Ashe (unassisted), 41:00
CF Hill (unassisted), 43:00
CF Johnston-Heinz (unassisted), 73:00