Bigfork 6, Stevensville 1
BIGFORK — The Valkyries piled on the goals against Stevensville, scoring more in their opening game on Tuesday than all of last season.
Senior forward Megan Pancoast scored twice for Bigfork in a game where five freshmen started for the extremely young squad. Georgia Cleasby and Matty McAnally also scored.
Stats for the game weren’t provided by deadline.
Stevensville — 1
Bigfork — 6
Stats not provided.
BIGFORK — The Vikings took an early lead, but were unable to hold on down the stretch, falling to Stevensville in their season opener.
Tyler Zavala opened the scoring for Bigfork in the first minute and Isaac Passwater added another in the 22nd on the second assist from Kyle Thomson to give Bigfork a 2-1 lead.
Stevensville tied the contest just before half on an unassisted strike and scored the only goal after the break to seal the win.
Stevi 2 1 — 3
Bigfork 2 0 — 2
B — Tyler Zavala (Kyle Thomson) 1’
S — Quade Renstrom (unassisted) 10’
B — Isaac Passwater (Thomson) 22’
S — Daniel Pendergast (unassisted) 34’
S — Payden Belcourt (Renstrom) 42’
Shots on goal - Stevi 9, Bigfork 7. Saves - Stevi 5 (Bronson Jensen), Bigfork 6 (Ben Russell). Corner kicks - Stevi 3, Bigfork 0. Fouls - Stevi 8, Bigfork 0. Cards - none.
Valkyries crush Stevensville in first game of the season
Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014
The Bigfork Girls soccer team has already scored more goals than they did all of last season, and they have only played one game.
The Valkyries crushed Stevensville Tuesday, 6-1 at Carlyle Johnson Field.
Bigfork’s Haile Norred scored the first goal for Bigfork about 11 minutes in. Alauna Weilacher scored the Vals second goal unassisted at the end of the half, and the Vals entered the second half with a 2-0 lead.
Georgia Cleasby scored 5 minutes into the second half, assisted by Madison Gardner. That goal was followed by another goal from Megan Pancoast, with an assist from Cleasby.
About 27 minutes into the second half Cleasby found the goal again assisted by Mattie McAnally.
Shortly after Stevensville finally scored a goal, Pancoast found the back of the net for Bigfork’s sixth point.
“That was amazing,” head coach Mike Marchetti said after the game. “This team is phenomenal. For us to do this on our first game is both amazing and hopefully a sign of a really good year.”
Stevensville girls were rated among the top teams for this year, Marchetti said.
He was please with how the Valkyries controlled the defense, attacks and really seemed to have picked up everything from practice.
“I think the best part of this game was to watch the girls do what we asked them to,” he said.
The Vals play at Frenchtown on Saturday.