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SAT., 10-13 BOYS SOCCER RESULTS/STANDINGS
October 13, 2012Northwest Montana A Conference
State A soccer playoffs: Unbeaten Whitefish boys set up semifinal date with Broncs
WHITEFISH – Nathan Boone and Curran Edland each scored twice Saturday in leading the Whitefish boys’ soccer team to a 5-0 shutout of Livingston in the first round of the State A playoffs.
The defending state champion Bulldogs, who remained unscathed at 13-0-0, will host Frenchtown at 1 p.m. Saturday in a rematch of last year’s semifinals for a berth in the title contest.
Iaian Cameron had a pair of assists for Whitefish and Sam Donaldson also tallied for the Bulldogs, who outshot the Rangers 21-4.
Livingston, which capped the season at 4-7-0, received a five-save effort from goalkeeper Quint Bishop.
Livingston 0 0 – 0
Whitefish 4 1 – 5
W – Nathan Boone (Iaian Cameron), 13:00
W – Sam Donaldson (Boone), 23:00
W – Curran Edland (Cameron), 26:00
W - Boone (Edland), 30:00
W - Edland (Cameron), 62:00
Shots – Livingston 4, Whitefish 21. Saves – Livingston 5 (Quint Bishop), Whitefish 4 (Thomas Clark). Corner kicks – Livingston 1, Whitefish 6. Total fouls – Livingston 11, Whitefish 13. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Frenchtown 7, Belgrade 2
At Frenchtown, the tandem of Michael Rebarchik and Tristan Baker was clicking for the Broncs.
Rebarchik scored three goals and assisted on two more and Baker scored two and assisted on three more as the Broncs (8-2-2) advanced to the semifinals for the second straight season.
Frenchtown will hit the road to face unbeaten Whitefish on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the semis.
David Diehl and Strato Emiliaeis scored the other goals for Frenchtown.
Belgrade 1 1 – 2
Frenchtown 3 4 – 7
F – Michael Rebarchik (Tristan Baker), 7:00
F – Rebarchik (Baker), 12:00
F – Baker (penalty kick), 16:00
B – Chris Brayton (Shane Huntsman), 33:00
F – Baker (Rebarchik), 44:00
B – Brayton (Grant Jordan), 56:00
F – David Diehl (Jake Baker), 59:00
F – Rebarchik (T. Baker), 60:00
F – Strato Emiliaeis (Rebarchik), 61:00
Shots – Belgrade 6, Frenchtown 19. Saves – Belgrade 8 (Kyle Preiss), Frenchtown 4 (Aaron Lake 2, Matt Hayes 2). Corner kicks – Belgrade 1, Frenchtown 8. Total fouls – Belgrade 5, Frenchtown 6. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Billings Central 2, Corvallis 1
At Billings, Conor Sheehy and Nico Gallegos scored in an eight-minute span in the second half to lift the Rams to the first-round triumph.
Sheehy scored unassisted in the 50th minute and Gallegos added an insurance tally off a feed from Nolan Trafton eight minutes later.
The Rams (12-1-0) advanced to host a semifinal match against Stevensville on Saturday.
Joey Thompson made three saves while shutting out the Blue Devils for the first 75 minutes of play.
Ricardo Atiencia tallied late for Corvallis, the third seed from Southern A. The Blue Devils closed the season 7-4-2.
Corvallis 0 1 – 1
Billi. Central 0 2 – 2
BC – Conor Sheehy, 50:00
BC – Nico Gallegos (Nolan Trafton), 58:00
C – Ricardo Atiencia, 75:00
Shots – Corvallis 10, Billings Central 12. Saves – Corvallis 3 (Shelby Gifford), Billings Central 3 (Joey Thompson).
Stevensville 3, Bigfork 2, OT
At Bigfork, Joseph Fecteau scored in the 99th minute to lift the Yellowjackets to the come-from-behind playoff victory.
Austin Gordon and Matt Killian scored first-half goals for the Vikings and Joseph Daniels and Fecteau tallied for Stevensville (8-4-1) in the second half.
Fecteau added the game-winner 19 minutes into extra play.
Dillon Hilling made three saves for Bigfork, which ended the campaign at 7-6-1.
Stevensville 0 2 0 1 – 3
Bigfork 2 0 0 0 – 2
B – Austin Gordon, 15:00
B – Matt Killian (Gordon), 28:00
S – Joseph Daniels, 57:00
S – Daniels (Joseph Fecteau), 65:00
S – Fecteau, 99:00
Shots – Stevensville 14, Bigfork 19. Saves – Stevensville 8 (JJ O’Bannon), Bigfork 3 (Dillon Hilling). Corner kicks – Stevensville 4, Bigfork 9. Total fouls – Stevensville x, Bigfork 12, Bigfork 8. Yellow cards – Stevensville 1. Red cards – none.
Central boys 2, Corvallis 1
The teams were scoreless after the first half as Central (12-1-0) played a possession game and Corvallis (7-4-2) packed in its defense, hoping to get some chances over the top.
Ten minutes into the second half Sheehy got the Rams on the board with a powerful strike to the upper left corner of the net from just outside the 18-yard box after the ball had deflected to him.
About eight minutes later the Rams had a seemingly comfortable lead when Nolan Tafton scooted a free kick over to Nico Gallegos, who blasted the ball through the hands of Corvallis keeper Shelby Gifford from about 23 yards out for the team’s second goal.
“At halftime we just collected our thoughts and then we came out in the second half and scored that one goal and that just gave us the momentum for the rest of the game,” Sheehy said.
Corvallis, which dropped a 4-1 match to Central earlier this season, had to push forward at that point. Immediately after the goal from Gallegos, Central keeper Joey Thompson made a tough save on a charging Cameron Ayers, and that helped preserve the 2-0 lead for the next 16 minutes.
Ricardo Atiencia found himself on the end of a ricocheted ball in front of the Central net and he sent it home for a Corvallis goal with just under six minutes to play. Anxious moments ensued for the Rams, but they held on for the victory as the Blue Devils really didn’t have another good goal-scoring opportunity the rest of the way.
“The last six minutes were a little bit nervous,” Central coach Didier Ndedi said. “When you’re leading 2-0 and you give up a goal, anything can happen. Hopefully one of your kids won’t make a mistake and then we’re tied. It was a tough game. The kids responded very, very well.”
Though Central dominated possession, shots were fairly even on the day. Central had 12 shots to Corvallis’ 10, and the Rams put five on goal compared to the Blue Devils’ three.
“Offensively we just couldn’t do what we wanted, what we practiced this week to try and score and try and create offense,” Corvallis coach Brock Hammill said. “My defense did a fine job today, we just couldn’t produce what we wanted to produce on offense.”