Sparked by a freshman, the Missoula Sentinel girls' soccer team picked up its first win since Sept. 6 on Saturday at Playfair Park.
Lexi Steele scored two goals and assisted on a third in leading the Spartans to a 3-1 triumph over Western AA foe Kalispell Glacier. All four of the game's goals were scored in the second half.
"We've had a couple games in a row where we've been dominating but we've ended with a tie, so we definitely deserved a win," said Sentinel coach Keri Grasky, whose team moved to 3-1-3. "Give credit to Lexi because she definitely was new life for us."
Anna Deleray scored Glacier's only goal in the 71st minute. The Wolfpack fell to 0-6-1.
Glacier 0 1 - 1
Sentinel 0 3 - 3
S - Lexi Steele (assist Kelly Umbaugh), 55:00
S - Steele, 60:00
G - Anna Deleray, 71:00
S - Jessica Bixby, Steele, 76:00
Shots - Glacier 10, Sentinel 21. Saves - Glacier 12 (Shaniya Carey), Sentinel 8 (DJ Reinhardt 6, Jess Henning 2). Corner kicks - Glacier 2, Sentinel 5. Total fouls - Glacier 6, Sentinel 4. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Kalispell Flathead 2, Missoula Big Sky 0
At Kalispell, the Bravettes scored a goal in each half in posting the Western AA victory.
Paige Birky scored a minute before halftime and Bailie Poe tallied eight minutes into the second half for Flathead (3-1-3).
Payton Pietron made four saves to preserve the shutout for the Bravettes.
Kylie Rhodes stopped eight shots in goal for Big Sky (1-3-2).
Big Sky 0 0 - 0
Flathead 1 1 - 2
F - Paige Birky (Joey Thiel) 39:00
F - Bailie Poe (Jacquelyn Merrill), 48:00
Shots - Big Sky 5, Flathead 22. Saves - Big Sky 8 (Kylie Rhodes), Flathead 4 (Payton Pietron). Corner kicks - Big Sky 1, Flathead 1. Total fouls - Big Sky 6, Flathead 5. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Whitefish 12, Libby 0
At Whitefish, Natalie Gayner had three goals and two assists in the Bulldogs' one-sided Northern A win.
Megan Danczyk also tallied a hat trick for Whitefish (4-1-0, 5-3-0) and Cherstin Ling had a goal and an assist. Maggie Frankino added three assists for the Bulldogs.
The defeat dropped the Loggers to 0-4-1, 0-8-1.
Libby 0 0 - 0
Whitefish 6 6 - 12
W - Megan Danczyk (Jessica Baldonado), 4:00
W - Danczyk (Natalie Gayner), 5:00
W - Gayner, 6:00
W - Danczyk (Gayner) 9:00
W - Cherstin Ling, 21:00
W - Janessa Courtney (Ling), 34:00
W - Mackenzie Thomas, 47:00
W - Gayner (Kayla Simmes), 57:00
W - Gayner (Maggie Frankino), 62:00
W - Simmes (Madison Grady), 73:00
W - Samantha Dittman (Frankino) 75:00
W - Katherine Millette (Frankino), 78:00
Shots - Libby 0, Whitefish 32. Saves - Libby 9 (keeper unavailable), Whitefish 0. Corner kicks - Libby 0, Whitefish 5. Total fouls - Libby 2, Whitefish 6. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Columbia Falls 7, Polson 0
At Columbia Falls, Danielle Delventhal scored four times in the Wildkats' Northern A win.
McKenzie Kiser added a hat trick and an assist and Madison Sandefer, Cortney White and Cedar Jordt also had assists for Columbia Falls (5-0-0, 8-1-0).
Monica Cleveland made six saves for the Pirates (2-2-0, 3-5-0).
Polson 0 0 - 0
Columbia Falls 4 3 - 7
CF - Danielle Delventhal (Madison Sandefer), 2:00
CF - McKenzie Kiser, 6:00
CF - Delventhal, 15:00
CF - Kiser (Cortney White), 39:00
CF - Delventhal (Cedar Jordt), 45:00
CF - Delventhal (Kiser), 52:00
CF - Kiser, 57:00
Shots - Polson 3, Columbia Falls 15. Saves - Polson 6 (Monica Cleveland), Columbia Falls 3 (Kira Kamrud). Corner kicks - Polson 3, Columbia Falls 1. Total fouls - Polson 6, Columbia Falls 6. Yellow cards - Polson 1, Columbia Falls 1. Red cards - none.
Missoula Sentinel 4, Kalispell Glacier 1
Raul Gomez led a four-goal second half for the Spartans in their Western AA win at Playfair Park.
Daniel Knuffke gave the Wolfpack (2-2-3) the lead at halftime before Gomez knotted the match with an unassisted tally six minutes into the second half.
Gomez then assisted on Nick Propp's goal three minutes later and added the final score of the match in the 70th minute.
Joshua Coco-Espinosa added a goal on a penalty kick for Sentinel (4-1-2).
Glacier 1 0 - 1
Sentinel 0 4 - 4
G - Daniel Knuffke (Josiah Bumgarner), 27:00
S - Raul Gomez, 46:00
S - Nick Propp (Gomez), 49:00
S - Joshua Coco-Espinosa, 63:00
S - Gomez (Dayton Kohler), 70:00
Shots - Glacier 9, Sentinel 20. Saves - Glacier 11 (Sean Peters), Sentinel 3 (Josh Pannell). Corner kicks - Glacier 2, Sentinel 2. Total fouls - Glacier 9, Sentinel 8. Yellow cards - Sentinel 1. Red cards - none.
Missoula Big Sky 6, Kalispell Flathead 3
At Kalispell, the Eagles spotted the Braves a 2-0 lead in the first half then exploded for six goals in the Western AA match.
Nick Frontespezi scored a hat trick for Big Sky, tallying three goals. Eric Nelson added one on a header, Gorka Anderez hammered a shot home from 45 yards away and Kyle Sikes scored on a penalty kick.
Big Sky evened its record at 3-3-0. Flathead, which received goals from Christopher Cronk, Monte White and Blake Osborne, fell to 0-7-0.
Big Sky 0 6 - 6
Flathead 2 1 - 2
F - Christopher Cronk (unassisted), 8:00
F - Monte White, 35:00
B - Eric Nelson, Dawes Elwood, 45:00
B - Nick Frontespezi, 49:00
B - Gorka Anderez, 51:00
B - Kyle Sikes pk, 61:00
B - Frontespezi, Dana Kowachek, 74:00
B - Frontespezi, Elwood, 77:00
F - Blake Osborne, 80:00
Shots - Big Sky 26, Flathead 5. Saves - Big Sky 1 (Nathan Mahler), Flathead 14 (Dino Cantu). Corner kicks - Big Sky 8, Flathead 1. Total fouls - Big Sky 6, Flathead 18. Yellow cards - Flathead 2. Red cards - Flathead 1.
Whitefish 4, Libby 0
At Whitefish, Sean Janni had a contribution in three goals as the Bulldogs earned the Northern A shutout.
Janni had a goal and two assists in helping Whitefish improve to 5-0-0, 7-2-0.
Casey Beiser, Sam Donaldson and Jon Dittman also found the back of the net for the Bulldogs.
Rob Hamilton made 11 saves for Libby (2-3-0, 3-4-2).
Libby 0 0 - 0
Whitefish 2 2 - 4
W - Casey Beiser (Sean Janni), 21:00
W - Sam Donaldson (Janni), 34:00
W - Jon Dittman, 52:00
W - Janni, 78:00.
Shots - Libby 3, Whitefish 18. Saves - Libby 11 (Rob Hamilton), Whitefish 3 (Thomas Clark). Corner kicks - Libby 0, Whitefish 14. Total fouls - Libby 5, Whitefish 7. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Polson 8, Columbia Falls 0
At Columbia Falls, James Larson had four goals and two assists as the Wildcats rolled to the Northern A shutout.
Jon Heutmaker scored there goals for Columbia Falls (3-1-0, 4-1-2) and Riley Lemm also found the back of the net for the Wildcats.
Mason Geldamon made seven saves for the Wildcats, who slipped to 1-3-1, 1-7-1.
Polson 4 4 - 8
Columbia Falls 0 0 - 0
P - Jon Heutmaker (James Larson), 2:00
P - Larson (Jon Murphy), 4:00
P - Larson, 31:00
P - Heutmaker (Murphy), 34:00
P - Larson, 43:00
P - Heutmaker, 52:00
P - Riley Lemm (Larson), 60:00
P - Larson, 72:00
Shots - Polson 21, Columbia Falls 2. Saves - Polson 0, Columbia Falls 7 (Mason Geldamon). Corner kicks - Polson 3, Columbia Falls 1. Total fouls - Polson 6, Columbia Falls 6. Yellow cards - Polson 1, Columbia Falls 1. Red cards - none.
Stillwater Christian 2, Hamilton 2
At Hamilton, Zane Kloeckl tallied in extra time in the second half as Stillwater Christian forged a tie with the Southern A Broncs.
Semisi Rigby and Karill Apedaile tallied for Hamilton (6-1-2), which outshot the Cougars 24-10.
Julian Emond also found the back of the net for Stillwater Christian, which received a pair of assists from Josh Bray.
Stillwater Ch. 0 2 - 2
Hamilton 0 2 - 2
H - Semisi Rigby (Christian Watson), 52:00
SC - Julian Emond (Josh Bray) 69:00
H - Karill Apedaile (Sam Kern) 78:00
SC - Zane Kloeckl (Bray) 80:00
Shots - Stillwater Christian 10, Hamilton 24. Saves - Stillwater Christian 15 (Trevor Holladay), Hamilton 6 (Niall Clancy). Corner kicks - Stillwater Christian 6, Hamilton 8. Total fouls - Stillwater Christian 8, Hamilton 8. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.