LAUREL -- Demi Albrecht scored a first-half goal for Laurel in the Locomotives' 1-1 tie with Columbia Falls in girls soccer Friday.
Albrecht scored in the 37th minute to give Laurel a 1-0 advantage, but the Wildkats came back to tie the game in the 55th with a goal from Haley Purdy. The game was a rematch of a Class A playoff contest last year, which Columbia Falls won in overtime.
"We were very well-matched it seemed," said Laurel coach Aloma Jess. "The ball was just back and forth, and we each had shots on goal.
"Both goalies were very much on. They saved some very difficult shots."
Laurel hosts Libby on Saturday.
Laurel 1, Columbia Falls 1
Columbia Falls -- 1, Haley Purdy, 55:00. Shots: 9. Goalie: Andrea Getts (13 saves).
Laurel (3-0-2) -- 1, Demi Albrecht, 37:00. Shots: 14. Goalie: Katrina Baumgartner (7 saves).
Haftime: Laurel 1, Columbia Falls 0.