Helena High sticks Braves with 1st loss of season

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HELENA — All the scoring came in the first half as Helena High handed Flathead its first loss of the Class AA boys soccer season with a 3-0 setback on Friday.

Flathead (4-1 overall, 2-1 Western AA) did not have a shot on goal in the match.

“We didn’t wake up from the bus (trip),” Flathead coach Zach Brenneman said. “We started very flat. It was more mental breakdowns on our part than a talent issue.”

Flathead plays at Helena Capital today at 11 a.m.

Flathead 0 0 — 0

Helena High 3 0 — 3

H — NA, 2:00

H — Ben Ries-Roncalli, 26:00

H — Own goal, 38:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 0, Helena High 6; Corner kicks — Flathead 9, Helena High 6; Keeper saves — Flathead 4 (Max Warnell), Helena High 0; Fouls — Flathead 13, Helena High 9; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow; Helena High, 1 red.

Helena Capital 2, Glacier 1

HELENA — Capital jumped out to a 2-0 lead and hung on for the Western AA win.

Glacier (2-3, 1-2) closed to within one on Parker Creer’s goal at 65 minutes.

“We have four, maybe five starters injured right now,” Glacier coach Ryan Billiet said. “After crosstown, we had some lingering injuries and a few that happened in training this week. At one point, we had six freshmen on the field (today).

“Our goal keeper looked fantastic tonight,” Billiet said of Andrew Lorenc.

Billiet was impressed his team battled back, “almost leveling the match in the end.”

Glacier plays at Helena High today at 8:30 a.m.

Glacier 0 1 — 1

Helena Capital 1 1 — 2

HC — Aiden Adamek (Johah Biblow), 15:00

HC — Adamek (Ryan Quinn), 43:00

G — Parker Creer, 65:00

Shots on goal — Glacier 10, Capital 12; Corner kicks — Glacier 3, Capital 3; Keeper saves — Glacier 8 (Andrew Lorenc), Capital 8 (Gage LaRue); Fouls — Glacier 3, Capital 4; Cards — None.

Whitefish 4, Laurel 3

WHITEFISH — Whitefish held off a late charge by Laurel to stay undefeated in Class A play.

Whitefish led 3-0 on first-half goals by Casey Schneider, Xander Burger and Sam Menicke.

Joseph Houston scored in the 45th minute to put Whitefish on top 4-0.

“Always play good games with Laurel,” Whitefish coach John Lacey said.

“Inevitably, they end up one goal games. Laurel fought back and played well.”

Whitefish (4-0) hosts Billings Central at Smith Fields today at noon.

Laurel 0 3 — 3

Whitefish 3 1 — 4

W — Casey Schneider (Ian Lacey), 14:00

W — Xander Burger (Schneider), 31:00

W — Sam Menicke, pk, 36:00

W — Joseph Houston (Riley Arendt), 45:00

L — Bryce Adkins, pk, 59:00

L — Ethan Meccage, pk, 62:00

L — Mathew Mosbey (Colter Given), 75:00

Shots on goal — Laurel 4, Whitefish 9; Corner kicks — Laurel 0, Whitefish 5; Keeper saves — Laurel 4 (NA), Whitefish 4 (Colter Upton); Fouls — Laurel 8, Whitefish 6; Cards — Laurel, 2 yellow

Columbia Falls at Belgrade

BELGRADE — No results available.

Columbia Falls plays at Livingston today at noon.

Polson 3, Billings Central 2

POLSON — A quick start, three goals in the first 17 minutes, was just enough for Polson to nip Billings Central in Class A play.

Mack Moderie scored the first two goals for Polson and Zevan Walker, as it turned out, had the game-winner.

Robin Erickson assisted on two scores for the Pirates and Moderie had the assist on the final goal.

Polson hosts Laurel today at 10 a.m.

Billings Central 2 0 — 2

Polson 3 0 — 3

P — Mack Moderie (Robin Erickson), 3:00

P — Moderie (Erickson), 16:00

P — Zevan Walker (Moderie), 17:00

BC — Sam Dull, 23:00

BC — Gabriel Penna, 32:00

Shots on goal — Billings Central 3, Polson 9; Corner kicks — NA; Keeper saves — Billings Central 6 (NA), Polson 1 (Stalkfleet); Fouls — NA; Cards — None.

Bigfork at Livingston

LIVINGSTON — No results available.

Bigfork plays at Belgrade today at 10 a.m.

Girls

Laurel 3, Whitefish 1

WHITEFISH — Two quick goals by Laurel set the tone as the Locomotives notched a nonconference Class A win at Smith Fields.

Up 2-0 just seven minutes into play, Abigail Shaffer netted a shot for Whitefish to close the gap at 20 minutes.

Laurel answered with a goal four minutes later.

“We responded after the seventh minute,” Whitefish coach Roland Benedict said.

“The rest of the game was a 1-1 draw.

“Both of the goals in the first seven minutes were soft and can easily be fixed on the training field,” Benedict added.

Whitefish (2-2) is back in action today at 10 a.m. versus Billings Central at Smith Fields.

Laurel 3 0 — 3

Whitefish 1 0 — 1

L — Gracey Willis, 5:00

L — Morgan Maack (Maeson Cotter), 7:00

W — Abigail Shaffer (Anna Cook), 20:00

L — Chloe Baumann, 24:00

Shots on goal — Laurel 13, Whitefish 9; Corner kicks — Laurel 3, Whitefish 2; Keeper saves — Laurel 5 (Mya Hansen), Whitefish 8 (Sami Galbraith); Fouls — Laurel 15, Whitefish 5; Cards — Laurel, 1 yellow.

Flathead at Helena High

HELENA — No results available.

Flathead plays at Helena Capital today at 1 p.m.

Glacier at Helena Capital

HELENA — No results available.

Glacier plays at Helena High today at 10:30 a.m.

Columbia Falls at Belgrade

BELGRADE — No results available.

Columbia Falls plays at Livingston today at 10 a.m.

Billings Central at Polson

POLSON — No results available.

Polson hosts Laurel today at noon.

Bigfork at Livingston

LIVINGSTON — No results available.

Bigfork plays at Belgrade today at 10 a.m.

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