BUTTE — Madison Becker scored a hat trick as the Glacier Wolfpack routed the Butte Bulldogs 5-0 in Western AA soccer on Saturday.
“Extremely proud of the whole team and their patience against an up and coming Butte squad who never backed down,” Glacier coach Brenden Byrd said. “The girls rebounded extremely well after a close loss to Hellgate last Thursday.”
Byrd called freshman Abby Foster’s late score from 25 yards out “an absolutely ripper goal.”
The Wolfpack’s defensive line only allowed two shots on goal and none inside the 18-yard box.
“Overall we are in a great place headed into the Helena weekend,” Byrd said.
Glacier is second in Western AA at 7-2-1 and will play a road game against Helena at 5 p.m on Friday.
Glacier 2 3 — 5
Butte 0 0 — 0
G — Madison Becker (Alma Patrick) 23:00
G — Becker (Emily Cleveland) 38:00
G — Becker (Cleveland) 64:00
G — Patrick (Becker) 75:00
G — Abby Foster (Ady Powell) 78:00
Shots on goal — Glacier 24, Butte 2; Goalie saves — Glacier 2 (Sophie Smith), Butte 21 (Haley Herron); Corner kicks — Glacier 7, Butte 0; Fouls — Glacier 8, Butte 0; Cards — None.
Glacier 4, Butte 0
BUTTE — Four different players scored goals for the Glacier Wolfpack in a shutout of Butte.
“Big road trip,” Glacier coach Ryan Billiett said. “Gave a lot of guys playing time and rested a lot of guys.”
There’s two weeks remaining in the regular AA soccer season.
Billiett said his team is in good spirits heading into the last portion of the season.
“All in all a good day,” he said.
The Wolfpack is 4-3-3 in Western AA boys standings.
Glacier has an away game at Helena at 3 p.m. on Friday.
Goals — Zane Elliot, Braden Nitschelm, Eli Mildren, Parker Creer.
Assists — Zane Elliot, Sol Dala Betta, Caleb Heil, Campbell Smith.
Shots on goal — Glacier 20, Butte 1; Corner kicks — Glacier 11, Butte 0; Fouls — Glacier 11, Butte 8.
Full statistics for this game were unavailable.