CORVALLIS - The surging Corvallis girls' soccer team finished out its regular season with its fourth win in five matches Saturday, rolling past Southern A foe Stevensville, 4-0.
The Blue Devils (5-2-1 conference, 5-5-1 overall) secured a second-place finish in the league race behind two goals and two assists by Ayden Eickhoff. Katelyn Frost and Katie Landis also tallied a goal.
"They're really coming together and seeing the whole field and setting up attacks nicely," Corvallis coach Alli Neils-LeMoine said. "They're building from the backfield and building to the center of the field. They're finding feet and usable space. Then another important piece has been controlling the center midfield."
Neils-LeMoine, whose team will play next weekend in Billings, credits Eickhoff with providing strong leadership this season. She is in the top 10 in Class A in points.
Stevensville fell to 3-5-0, 4-7-0 with the loss.
Stevensville 0 0 - 0
Corvallis 0 4 - 4
C - Katelyn Frost, (assist Ayden Eickhoff), 51:00
C - Eickhoff, Annie Sangster, 54:00
C - Katie Landis, Eickhoff, 65:00
C - Eickhoff, Landis, 75:00
Shots - Stevensville 2, Corvallis 22. Saves - Stevensville 9 (Andrea Morawic), Corvallis 2 (Roxy Rademacher). Corner kicks - Stevensville 4, Corvallis 5. Total fouls - Stevensville 1, Corvallis 3. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Missoula Sentinel 1, Kalispell Flathead 1
The Spartans and Bravettes battled to a Western AA draw at the Sentinel fields.
Kennedy Fulbright scored in the eighth minute for Sentinel (5-1-5). Malia Ozegovich got the equalizer in the 48th minute for the Bravettes (4-1-5).
Sentinel concludes its regular season Tuesday at Missoula Big Sky at 3 p.m.
Flathead 0 1 - 1
Sentinel 1 0 - 1
S - Kennedy Fulbright, 8:00
F - Malia Ozegovich (Bailie Poe), 48:00
Shots - Flathead 9, Sentinel 15. Saves - Flathead 11 (Payton Pietron 11), Sentinel 5 (Jessica Henning 5). Corner kicks - Flathead 1, Sentinel 3. Total fouls - Flathead 11, Sentinel 8. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Polson 5, Libby 0
At Polson, Sarah Howell's hat trick helped the Pirates to the Northern A win in their regular-season finale.
Howell scored once in the first half before netting back-to-back tallies in the 61st and 65th minutes. Madeline Hewston and Annie Venters each had a goal and an assist for the Pirates.
Polson closed the regular campaign in third place at 4-4-0, 5-7-0 and will face Southern A champion Hamilton on the road in a first-round playoff match Saturday.
Rebecca Kyriss made 24 saves for the Loggers, who completed the season 0-6-2, 0-10-2.
Libby 0 0 - 0
Polson 3 2 - 5
P - Madeline Hewston, 8:00
P - Sarah Howell, 15:00
P - Annie Venters, 38:00
P - Howell (Hewston), 61:00
P - Howell (Venters), 65:00
Shots - Libby 8, Polson 36. Saves - Libby 24 (Rebecca Kyriss), Polson 10 (Monica Cleveland). Corner kicks - Libby 3, Polson 10. Total fouls - Libby 4, Polson 5. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Unofficial game summary by John Heglie. Some details may vary from official summary. Scoring stats acquired from Polson coaching staff. Keeper stats acquired from Libby coach in collaboration with student statistician Kim Tangen.
Hamilton 3, Whitefish 2
At Whitefish, the Southern A champion Broncs closed out the regular season with the nonconference win over the Northern A Bulldogs.
Casey Shifflett, Sami Kratofil and Jill Toews scored goals for Hamilton.
The Broncos posted a 10-2-0 regular-season record and will host Polson in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday.
Sam Dittman and Janessa Courtney scored for Whitefish, which finished at 9-3-0. The Bulldogs will travel to the winner of the play-in game between Laurel and Belgrade in the first round of the playoffs.
Hamilton 2 1 - 3
Whitefish 0 2 - 2
H - Casey Shifflett (penalty kick), 37:00
H - Sami Kratofil (Bri Huggans), 39:00
WF - Sam Dittman (penalty kick), 54:00
H - Jill Toews (Shifflett), 63:00
WF - Janessa Courtney (Megan Danczyk), 73:00
Shots - Hamilton 21, Whitefish 24. Saves - Hamilton 13 (Marina McGourty 13), Whitefish 12 (Piper Greenwood 12). Corner kicks - Hamilton 5, Whitefish 6. Total fouls - Hamilton 10, Whitefish 9. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Missoula Sentinel 3, Kalispell Flathead 0
Erik Musket had a goal and an assist in the Spartans' Western AA win at Playfair Park.
Aaron Lebsack scored in the 20th minute off an assist from Muskett before Quinn Andrews and Muskett tallied 10 minutes apart in the second half for Sentinel (5-1-5).
Josh Pannell made one save for the Spartans to preserve the shutout.
Dino Cantu stopped four shots on goal for the Braves (0-10-0).
Flathead 0 0 - 0
Sentinel 1 2 - 3
S - Aaron Lebsack (Erik Muskett), 20:00
S - Quinn Andrews, 60:00
S - Muskett (Adam Mickelson), 70:00
Shots - Flathead 1, Sentinel 26. Saves - Flathead 4 (Dino Cantu), Sentinel 1 (Josh Pannell). Corner kicks - Flathead 1, Sentinel 12. Total fouls - Flathead 6, Sentinel 4. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Corvallis 2, Stevensville 2
At Corvallis, Wes Porter scored the first and last goals of the match as Stevensville earned a Southern A tie with Corvallis in the season finale for both teams.
D.J. Pekoc and Cameron Ayers scored the middle two goals for Corvallis to give the Blue Devils a 2-1 lead.
Porter's gme-winner came in the 59th minute.
Corvallis finished the season at 2-4-2 in league, 2-6-2 overall. Stevensville closed at 1-4-3, 2-7-3. Neither team made the playoffs.
Stevensville 1 1 - 2
Corvallis 1 1 - 2
S - Wes Porter, 24:00
C - D.J. Pekoc (Cameron Ayers), 35:00
C - Ayers (Eli Carmona), 48:00
S - Porter, 59:00
Shots - Stevi 11, Corvallis 14. Saves - Stevi 7 (JJ O'Bannon 7), Corvallis 8 (Shelby Gifford 8). Corner kicks - Stevi 3, Corvallis 8. Total fouls - Stevi 3, Corvallis 2. Yellow cards - none. Red cards - none.
Polson 3, Libby 0
At Polson, the Pirates secured the second seed from the North in the State A playoffs with a Northern A victory in their regular-season finale.
Jon Murphy had a goal and an assist for Polson (6-2-0, 7-3-2), which travels Saturday to face the winner of a play-in match from the Eastern A.
Riley Lemm and Jonah Kasnitz also scored for the Pirates.
Rob Hamilton made five saves in goal for Libby (3-4-1, 4-5-3).
Libby 0 0 - 0
Polson 1 2 - 3
P - Riley Lemm (Jon Murphy), 22:00
P - Jonah Kasnitz, 64:00
P - Murphy, 67:00
Shots - Libby 5, Polson 8. Saves - Libby 5 (Rob Hamilton), Polson 5 (Peregrine Frissell). Corner kicks - Libby 3, Polson 3. Total fouls - Libby 8, Polson 13. Yellow cards - Libby. Red cards - none.