COLUMBIA FALLS - Danielle Delventhal's unassisted goal late in the second half Thursday afternoon helped the Columbia Falls girls' soccer team to a 2-2 Northern A tie with Whitefish and an outright conference championship.
Delventhal, a junior midfielder who leads the Class A ranks in scoring, tallied with 11 minutes left. It pushed the Wildkats' final regular-season record to 7-0-1, 10-1-1 and locked up the Northern A title.
In the teams' first meeting Sept. 15 in Whitefish, the Wildkats downed the Bulldogs 4-3 for the lone league setback for Whitefish (6-1-1, 7-3-1).
Columbia Falls twice rallied from one-goal deficits Thursday.
Megan Danczyk got the Bulldogs on the board in the 21st minute before McKenzie Kiser tied it seven minutes later. In the 62nd minute, Sam Dittman gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 before Delventhal evened the score for good.
Kira Kamrud made 10 saves for Columbia Falls and Piper Greenwood stopped nine shots in goal for Whitefish.
Whitefish 1 1 - 2
Columbia Falls 1 1 - 2
W - Megan Danczyk (Natalie Gayner), 21:00
CF - McKenzie Kiser, 28:00
W - Sam Dittman, 62:00
CF - Danielle Delventhal, 69:00
Shots - Whitefish 18, Columbia Falls 17. Saves - Whitefish 9 (Piper Greenwood), Columbia Falls 10 (Kira Kamrud). Corner kicks - Whitefish 1, Columbia Falls 3. Total fouls - Whitefish 5, Columbia Falls 9. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Kalispell Flathead 0, Missoula Big Sky 0
The Bravettes and Eagles played to a scoreless Western AA draw at the Big Sky fields.
Flathead (4-1-4) outshot Big Sky 16-12, but the Eagles collected three corner-kick opportunities to zero for the Bravettes.
Bravettes keeper Payton Pietron and Kylie Rhodes, in goal for Big Sky (2-5-3), each made six saves.
Flathead 0 0 - 0
Big Sky 0 0 - 0
Shots - Flathead 16, Big Sky 12. Saves - Flathead 6 (Payton Pietron), Big Sky 6 (Kylie Rhodes). Corner kicks - Flathead 0, Big Sky 3. Total fouls - Flathead 3, Big Sky 5. Yellow cards - Big Sky 1. Red cards - none.
Corvallis 3, Loyola Sacred Heart 1
At Corvallis, the Blue Devils took over sole possession of second place in the Southern A with the comeback win.
Loyola (3-4-1 conference, 3-6-1 overall) struck first on a shot by Mikayla Schneider in the 27th minute. Corvallis (4-2-1, 4-5-1) broke through in the 46th minute, with Katelyn Frost scoring on a feed by Ayden Eickhoff.
The go-ahead goal came four minutes later. Annie Sangster dribbled up past midfield and made a slick crossing pass to Eickhoff, who dribbled into the 18s and found the net on a shot in the lower corner.
Loyola 1 0 - 1
Corvallis 0 3 - 3
L - Mikayla Schneider, 27:00
C - Katelyn Frost, Ayden Eickhoff, 46:00
C - Eickhoff, Annie Sangster, 50:00
C - Emily Tintzman, Eickhoff, 73:00
Shots - Loyola 2, Corvallis 20. Saves - Loyola 10 (Heather Huguet), Corvallis 1 (Roxy Rademacher). Corner kicks - Loyola 0, Corvallis 3. Total fouls - Loyola 5, Corvallis 3. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Missoula Big Sky 5, Kalispell Flathead 1
The Eagles moved into second place in the Western AA standings with the dominating win at the Big Sky fields.
Big Sky coach Jay Bostrom looked to his bench personnel early and it netted a goal in the sixth minute by Wilson Smith. Nic Frontespezi and Brylan Larson added first-half goals as the Eagles (6-3-1) built a 3-0 lead.
Frontespezi added another tally in the second half to bring his state-leading total to 13. Monte White scored the only goal for Flathead (0-9-0) on a breakaway in the 64th minute.
Flathead 0 1 - 1
Big Sky 3 2 - 5
B - Wilson Smith, (assist Tristan Powers), 6:00
B - Nic Frontespezi, Gorka Anderez, 19:00
B - Brylan Larson, Frontespezi, 25:00
B - Alex Kowachek, Frontespezi, 46:00
B - Frontespezi, 61:00
F - Monte White, 64:00
Shots - Flathead 8, Big Sky 20. Saves - Flathead 12 (Christopher Kronk), Big Sky 7 (Nathan Mahler). Corner kicks - Flathead 0, Big Sky 7. Total fouls - Flathead 7, Big Sky 8. Yellow cards - Big Sky. Red cards - none.
Polson 8, Bigfork 0
At Bigfork, Riley Lemm racked up four goals and an assist in leading the Pirates to the Northern A victory.
Polson (5-2-0 conference, 6-3-2 overall) set the tone in the first minute when James Larson scored on a feed from Lemm. The Pirates then blew the game open with four goals in the 16 minutes leading up to halftime.
Larson finished with two goals and four assists. Bigfork fell to 0-7-1, 0-11-1.
Polson 5 3 - 8
Bigfork 0 0 - 0
P - James Larson, (assist Riley Lemm), 1:00
P - Lemm, (assist Jon Murphy), 24:00
P - Lemm, Larson, 28:00
P - Lemm, 32:00
P - Larson, Peregrine Frissell, 34:00
P - VJ Araos, 42:00
P - Lemm, Larson, 48:00
P - Nick Howell, Larson, 49:00
Shots - Polson 20, Bigfork 15. Saves - Polson 3 (Frissell), Bigfork 3 (Dillon Hilling). Corner kicks - Polson 2, Bigfork 3. Total fouls - Polson 14, Bigfork 3. Yellow cards - Polson 1. Red cards - none.
Loyola Sacred Heart 1, Corvallis 0
At Corvallis, Cody Burke scored the lone goal of the match as the rams earned the Southern A win.
Burke netted a feed from Brayden Byrne in the 15th minute as Loyola-Valley Christian improved to 3-5-0, 4-6-0.
Shelby Gifford made 12 saves in goal for the Blue Devils (2-4-1, 2-6-1).
Loyola 1 0 - 1
Corvallis 0 0 - 0
L-VC - Cody Burke (Brayden Byrne), 15:00
Shots - Loyola 14, Corvallis 5. Saves - Loyola 1 (Jason Englert), Corvallis 12 (Shelby Gifford). Corner kicks - Loyola 1, Corvallis 3. Total fouls - Loyola 2, Corvallis 1. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Whitefish 7, Columbia Falls 0
At Columbia Falls, Connor Gray scored twice in the Bulldogs' Northern A win.
Nathan Boone and Sam Donaldson each had a goal and an assist as Whitefish (8-0-0, 10-2-0) completed its league schedule unscathed. Sean Janni and Elior Rossi also found the back of the net for the Bulldogs.
Anthony Correa made 12 saves for Columbia Falls (1-5-2, 1-9-2).
Whitefish 4 3 - 7
Columbia Falls 0 0 - 0
W - Own goal, 5:00
W - Sean Janni (Nathan Boone), 10:00
W - Elior Rossi, 33:00
W - Sam Donaldson (Tommy Murphy), 34:00
W - Connor Gray (Donaldson), 46:00
W - Gray (Mark Stormes) 56:00
W - Boone (Matty McCrone) 68:00
Shots - Whitefish 14, Columbia Falls 0. Saves - Whitefish 0, Columbia Falls 12 (Anthony Correa). Corner kicks - Whitefish 9, Columbia Falls 0. Total fouls - Whitefish 10, Columbia Falls 8. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.