SAT., 09-14 GIRLS SOCCER RESULTS
September 15, 2013Northwest Montana A Conference
Hamilton 7, Polson 1
At Hamilton, the Broncs ran their undefeated record to 5-0 this season as Sami Karatofil went off for three goals in Hamilton’s nonconference win over Polson.
Karatofil, who only had one goal on the season entering the game, scored in the 13th minute and then again in the 62nd and 73rd.
The Broncs built a 4-0 lead in the match’s first 13 minutes. Lily Moore scored in the second minute before Brianna Huggans and Kendal Gordon joined in by minute No. 9. In total, five different Hamilton girls had goals.
Polson (3-2) picked up its only score in the 43rd minute. Kyrie Vitterman’s shot made it 5-1 at that point just after halftime.
Polson 0 1 – 1
Hamilton 5 2 – 7
H – Lilly Moore (Karrisa Pfantz), 2:00
H – Brianna Huggans, 8:00
H – Kendal Gordon (Moore), 9:00
H – Sami Karatofil, 13:00
H – Reilly Rostad (Kes Lehrman) 36:00
P – Kyrie Vitterman, 43:00
H – Karatofil (Gordon), 62:00
H – Karatofil (Gordon), 73:00
Shots on goal – Polson 5, Hamilton 22. Corner kicks – Polson 0, Hamilton 3. Saves – Polson 8 (Monica Cleveland), Hamilton 4 (Taylor Goligoski). Total fouls – Polson 2, Hamilton 2. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Billings Central 3, Columbia Falls 0
At Billings, the Wildkats couldn’t sneak past the undefeated Billings Central Rams in a nonconference Class A clash.
Despite nine shots on goal, Rams’ keeper Natalie Ruegsegger kept everything in front of her in the shutout. Her offense did the rest.
Billings Central (6-0) scored once in the first half when Allie Lucas beat Columbia Falls netminder Andrea Getts in the 18th minute. The home team added two after intermission, one from Kelsie Nusbaum and another from Lucas just before the match’s final whistle.
Getts had 12 saves for the Wildkats (1-1-2), who suffered their first loss of the season.
Columbia Falls 0 0 – 0
Billings Central 1 2 – 3
BC – Allie Lucas (Maya Arce), 18:00
BC – Kelsie Nusbaum (Lucas), 56:00
BC – Lucas, 79:00
Shots on goal – Columbia Falls 9, Billings Central 15. Saves – Columbia Falls 12 (Andrea Getts), Billings Central 9 (Natalie Ruegsegger). Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Laurel 8, Libby 0
At Laurel, Laurel put on a scoring demonstration in a nonconference victory over Libby.
Allie McGrath and Raquel Jimenez each scored hat tricks in the big win. McGrath even added an assist.
Lexi Lewis and McKenzie Cotter scored the other two goals and Lewis also assisted on three of Laurel’s successful shots.
Dannie Hawthorn stopped 20 of Laurel’s 28 shots as the Libby (1-4) keeper. The Loggers only put five shots on Laurel’s goal, though.
Libby 0 0 – 0
Laurel 4 4 – 8
La – Allie McGrath (MacKenzie LaCasse), 5:00
La – Raquel Jimenez (Lexi Lewis), 6:00
La – McGrath, 19:00
La – McKenzie Cotter (Lewis), 28:00
La – Jimenez (Cotter), 41:00
La – Jimenez (Lewis), 52:00
La – Lewis (McGrath), 60:00
La – McGrath, 61:00
Shots on goal – Libby 5, Laurel 28. Saves – Libby 20 (Dannie Hawthorn), Laurel 5 (Katrina Baumgartner 4, Kayla Littlefield). Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Stevensville 6, Loyola 0
Hannah Dishman scored three goals to lead Stevensville to the easy Southern A victory over Loyola Sacred Heart at Rollin Field.
Kayla Sierra Leese, Beth Ulrich and Sylvia Toston also tallied for the Yellowjackets, who are 1-1 in league matches and 1-3 overall.
The Breakers fell to 0-5.
Stevensville 3 3 – 6
Loyola 0 0 – 0
S – Hannah Dishman (Kayla Peterson), 4:00
S – Beth Ulrich, 32:00
S – Dishman (Peterson), 37:00
S – Dishman (Peterson), 50:00
S – Sierra Leese (Sylvie Toston), 74:00
S – Sylvie Toston, 78:00
Shot on goal – Stevensville 23, Loyola 3. Corner kicks – Stevensville 5, Loyola 2. Saves – Stevensville 2 (Evie Tiplady), Loyola 15 (Taylor Short). Total fouls – Stevensville 0, Loyola 3. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Whitefish 2, Livingston 1
At Whitefish, Livingston struck first but the Bulldogs struck more often in a nonconference victory.
Ariona Brown put the visitors up 1-0 with a goal in the 14th minute. Two minutes before the half, Haley Nicholson scored off a pass from Julia Houston to tie the match and Jess Baldanado provided the game winner in the second half. Her goal – on an assist from Hayley Burger – came in the 71st minute and helped improve Whitefish to 3-1 on the season.
Livingston 1 0 – 1
Whitefish 1 1 – 2
L – Ariona Brown, 14:00
W – Haley Nicholson (Julia Houston), 38:00
W – Jess Baldanado (Hayley Burger), 71:00
Shots on goal – Livingston 9, Whitefish N/A. Corner kicks – Livingston 2, Whitefish 1. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Laurel girls soccer downs Libby
LAUREL -- Junior midfielder Allie McGrath and freshman forward Raquel Jimenez each scored a hat trick and the Laurel girls soccer team thumped Libby 8-0 on Saturday.
Laurel coach Aloma Jess said Laurel did a nice job of passing the ball.
Lexi Lewis assisted on three goals and scored another for Laurel (4-0-2). Laurel and Columbia Falls played to a 1-1 tie on Friday.
"Even last night we were well matched with Columbia Falls. The team had to play up at a different level than we had been playing," Jess said. "Today, we had to make ourselves work on things we work on in practice -- like passing with a purpose and getting everybody some playing time and in different positions as well. It was a great learning opportunity today."
Laurel will start conference season traveling to Livingston Thursday at 6 p.m.
Laurel 8, Libby 0
Libby -- Did not score. Shots on goal: 5. Goalies: Dannie Hawthorn, 20 saves.
Laurel (4-0-2) -- Allie McGrath (MacKenzie LaCasse) 5:00, Raquel Jimenez (Lexi Lewis) 6:00, McGrath 19:00, McKenzie Cotter (Lewis) 28:00, Jimenez (Cotter) 41:00, Jimenez (Lewis) 52:00, Lewis (McGrath) 60:00, McGrath 61:00. Shots on goal: 28. Goalies: Katrina Baumgartner, 40:00, 4 saves; Kayla Littlefield, 40:00, 1 save.
Halftime: Laurel 4, Libby 0.
Central girls 3, Columba Falls 0
Allie Lucas scored two goals and Kelsie Nusbaum, after misfiring on a couple good chances earlier in the match, also found the net as the Rams improved to 6-0-0 this season.
They’ve outscored their opponents 35-0, but Saturday was a tougher test than the rest. Columbia Falls, which lost to Central in last year's championship match, got off 11 shots, nine of which were on frame.
It’s been a long time since a Central keeper has had to make nine saves.
“I had to step out of my goal a lot more, be more aggressive, which is something I wasn’t used to,” said Natalie Ruegsegger, who punched Lindsay Strouse’s direct kick over the crossbar in the game’s latter stages to preserve the shutout. “In the previous games I didn’t have to do a whole lot.”
Lucas scored midway through the first half and added her second goal just before the final whistle. But it was her assist that Nusbaum one-timed into the net midway through the second half that really seemed to do in the Wildkats. Nusbaum, who sent some open looks high over the net, poked in Lucas’ cross after the Montana-bound forward made a long run by dribbling around three or four defenders.
“I just wasn’t keeping my head down and getting too excited, so the ball kept going over” the net, Nusbaum said of her earlier misses. “It was good to get one. Allie set it up perfectly. I really like playing with her.”
Most of Columbia Falls’ chances game in the first half, including late when Ruegsegger came off her line to challenge Kendra King, who had gotten behind the Rams’ defense. But King sent the ball wide and the Rams played much better possession soccer in the second half, giving the Wildkats few chances after the break.
“They gave us a challenge and thank goodness we were able to step it up even in these crazy conditions,” said Central first-year coach Sara Campbell, whose team had 28 shots, 15 of them on goal. “Natalie came through with some great saves and the defense held strong.”