SOCCER ROUNDUP: Sentinel squeaks by Braves; Glacier girls bash Big Sky

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  • Flathead forward Shane Rieke heads the ball as he speeds down the field against Sentinel at Kidsports Complex on Tuesday. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Wildcat Tristan Grien (9) heads the ball into the goal against Whitefish defender Tait Workman Tuesday. The Bulldogs won, however, 3-2. (Chris Peterson photo/Hungry Horse News)

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    Whitefish Bulldog defender Anna Cook looks to clear the ball against Columbia Falls Tuesday. (Chris Peterson photo/Hungry Horse News)

  • Flathead forward Shane Rieke heads the ball as he speeds down the field against Sentinel at Kidsports Complex on Tuesday. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Wildcat Tristan Grien (9) heads the ball into the goal against Whitefish defender Tait Workman Tuesday. The Bulldogs won, however, 3-2. (Chris Peterson photo/Hungry Horse News)

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    Whitefish Bulldog defender Anna Cook looks to clear the ball against Columbia Falls Tuesday. (Chris Peterson photo/Hungry Horse News)

Missoula Sentinel eked past Flathead on Tuesday at Kidsports Complex, topping the Braves 2-1 after chipping in a goal midway through the second half to earn a Western AA conference soccer victory.

Flathead tied the game at 1-1 just before halftime, with Shane Rieke netting the equalizer in the final minute of play.

Sentinel’s Cole Reimer, who scored 15 minutes in to give the Spartans an early lead, netted the game winner 24 minutes into the second half to edge out the victory.

Flathead outshot the Spartans 11-3 but couldn:00t convert an equalizer late.

Sentinel 1 1 — 2

Flathead 1 0 — 1

S — Cole Reimer (Wil Demarois), 15:00

F — Shane Rieke, 40:00

S — Reimer, 64:00

Shots — Sentinel 3, Flathead 11. Shots on goal — Sentinel 2, Flathead 10. Goalie saves — Sentinel 10 (Ty Whalen), Flathead 1 (Max Warnetll). Corner kicks — Sentinel 1, Flathead 3. Fouls — Sentinel 8, Flathead 10. Cards — Sentinel: Yellow 1, Flathead: Yellow 1.

Whitefish 3,

Columbia Falls 2

WHITEFISH — Whitefish scored a pair of second half goals to pull away from rival Columbia Falls for a Northwestern A conference victory.

Casey Schneider scored 11 minutes into the second half to break a 1-1 first half stalemate, then assisted Marvin Kimera to put the Bulldogs up for good.

Jakob Grein and Jakob Iken scored for Columbia Falls and Sam Menicke opened the scoring for Whitefish.

Whitefish 1 2 — 3

C. Falls 1 1 — 2

WF — Sam Menicke (Avery Hirsch), 17:00

CF — Jakob Iken, 39:00

WF — Casey Schneider (Noah Romagnuolo), 51:00

WF — Marvin Kimera (Casey Schneider), 61:00

CF — Jakob Grein (Tristan Grein), 71:00

Shots on Goal — WF 9, CFalls 10. Saves — WF (Upton) 8, CFalls (Stemborski) 6. Corners — WF 6, CFalls 3. Fouls — WF 7, CFalls 14. Cards — CFalls, Yellow.

Glacier 7, Big Sky 1

MISSOULA — Glacier broke dominated Big Sky, scoring the first seven goals in a Western AA conference victory.

Tyler Keller and Rohit Tappeta each scored a pair of goals and Tappeta assisted on another in the rout.

“It was a challenge after being indoors for a week-plus,” Glacier coach Ryan Billiet said. “It was nice to get out and develop a tempo again.”

Flathead and Glacier open the new Legends Stadium turf with a crosstown matchup on Thursday.

Glacier 3 4 — 7

Big Sky 0 1 — 1

G — Tyler Keller (Ryan Symmes), 2:00

G — Rohit Tappeta (Ben Bridwell), 20:00

G — Keller (Tappeta), 35:00

G — Tappeta (Micah Reason), 61:00

G — Brady Schultz (Parker Creer), 64:00

G — Symmes (Creer), 67:00

G — Daniel Camp (Luke Wilson), 76:00

BS — Vladmir Lemeza, 79:00

Shots on Goal — G 26, BS 2. Keeper Saves — G 1 (Andrew Lorenc), BS 15 (Devin Jacaruso). Corner kicks — G 5, BS 0. Fouls — G 3, BS 10. Cards — BS, Yellow 2.

GIRLS

Whitefish 2,

Columbia Falls 1

WHITEFISH — The Whitefish girls rallied to top Columbia Falls at home, scoring a goal with three minutes to play to earn the Northwestern A conference victory.

Grace Benkelman buried a rebound in the 77th minute to give the Bulldogs the go-ahead goal in the closing minutes. She assisted on the equalizer in the 30th minute, feeding Anna Cook to tie the Wildkats at 1-1.

“It was fantastic,” Whitefish coach Roland Benedict said. “One of the best thigns was the girls showed grit, heart and determination.”

Hannah Gedlaman opened the scoring for Columbia Falls in the 17th minute.

C. Falls 1 0 — 1

Whitefish 1 1 — 2

CF — Hannah Gedlaman, 17:00

WF — Anna Cook (Grace Benkelman), 30:00

WF — Benkelman, 77:00

Shots on Goal — CF 16, WF 13. Keeper Saves — CF 5 (Maddie Jarvis), WF 16 (Sami Galbraith). Corner kicks — CF 0, WF 0. Fouls — CF 7, WF 7. Cards — none.

Glacier 8, Big Sky 1

MISSOULA — Glacier poured on the scoring, with Cadie Williams netting a hat trick to give the Wolfpack a Western AA conference victory.

Williams scored in the 5th, 49th and 61st minutes and assisted a pair of goals to lead Glacier. She wasn’t the only scorer though, four other Wolfpack players added goals in the win.

“It was a great game,” Glacier coach Brenden Byrd said. “We spread the scoring around. Our midfield really showed their presence. Ellie Stevens did a great job commanding the middle of the field and kept us offensively alive.”

The Wolfpack will play Flathead in a crosstown matchup at Legends Stadium on Thursday.

Glacier 4 4 — 8

Big Sky 1 0 — 1

G — Cadie Williams (penalty), 5:00

G — Kenzie Williams (free kick), 8:00

BS — Gianna Migliaccio (Hannah Santamaria), 11:00

G — Taylor Brisendine (Emily Cleveland), 17:00

G — Maddie Becker (Cadie Williams), 35:00

G — Cadie Williams (Brisendine), 49:00

G — Maddie Becker (Cadie Williams), 57:00

G — Cadie Williams (Ellie Stevens), 61:00

G — Erica Braig (penalty), 77:00

Shots on goal — Glacier 21, Big Sky 13. Keeper Saves — Glacier 8 (Sophie Smith 3, Ellie Keller 5). Big Sky 8 (Grace Denman). Corner kicks — Glacier 2, Big Sky 0. Fouls — Glacier 7, Big Sky 13. Cards — Glacier, yellow.

Sentinel 5, Flathead 4

Flathead was locked in a battle with Sentinel but fell short in a Western AA conference loss.

The Bravettes took the lead twice with the help of Shayenn and Skyleigh Thompson, pulling to leads in the 47th and 50th minutes. Sentinel took the lead just 12 minutes later, and Flathead equalized but couldn’t convert another. The Spartans added a goal with five minutes to play to eke out the win.

“It was a great battle,” Flathead coach Jenni Sipe said. “I honestly felt like it was a turning point for us. We were in it the entire game. Of course it’s heartbreaking to lose in the last few minutes. I’m very proud of how they played. All four goals were gorgeous. The entire team battled and worked together today. I’m proud of them.”

The Bravettes will play Glacier on Thursday in a crosstown match.

Sentinel 1 4 — 5

Flathead 1 3 — 4

S — Ashley McElmurry, 14:00

F — Skyleigh Thompson (Chloe Nadeau), 26:00

F — Shayenn Thompson, 47:00

S — Grace Stayner, Emma Krebsbach, 49:00

F — Shayenn Thompson, 50:00

S — Stayner, Krebsbach, 57:00

S — Aisley Allen, Stayner, 62:00

F — Skyleigh Thompson (Shayenn Thompson), 71:00

S — Quinn Peacock, McElmurry, 75:00

Shots on goal — Sentinel 20, Flathead 28. Goalie saves — Sentinel 16 (Emily Malone), Flathead 24. Corner kicks — Sentinel 3, Flathead 4. Fouls — Sentinel 5, Flathead 4. Cards — None.

Stillwater 7, C. Falls JV 0

Stillwater Christian routed Columbia Falls’ JV in a nonconference game.

The Cougars scored all seven goals and didn’t allow a shot in the win.

Alma Patrick had a hat trick and an assist for Stillwater.

C. Falls JV 0 0 — 0

Stillwater 3 4 — 7

SCS — Ashley Kauffman, 10:00

SCS — Alma Patrick (Chloe Erb), 26:00

SCS — Patrick (Mabelle Hartman), 28:00

SCS — Lulu Neumann (Patrick), 41:00

SCS — Patrick, 48:00

SCS — Laura Harland, 56:00

SCS — Erb (Loren Pittaway), 71:00

Shots on Goal — CF 0, SCS 37. Keeper Saves — CF 21 (Ave McDonald), SCS 0 (Victoria Hanson). Corner kicks — CF 0, SCS 4.

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