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Bravettes end season with loss to Hellgate

by Daily Inter Lake
| October 13, 2020 10:55 PM

MISSOULA — The Flathead Bravettes’ soccer season ended at rainy Rattlesnake Fields Tuesday, with a 5-1 loss to Missoula Hellgate in the first round of the Class AA playoffs.

The Knights are hot — one of the few blemishes they had after a 1-1-2 start was a 1-0 loss at Flathead on Oct. 6.

Hellgate, behind two goals from Ashley Young, flew to a 4-0 lead in the first half. The Knights are now 8-4-3.

“It was a cold day — a very cold day,” Flathead coach Bledy Doda said. “The field was a little heavy, but Missoula scored five — I think they wanted the game more than us.

“A couple mistakes in the back, and not being able to finish — you know, it’s hard to get through the playoffs like that.”

Lily Tanko scored Flathead’s goal, in the 45th minute. The Bravettes ended up 7-6-2.

“Hellgate played better than us today, and they deserved to win,” Doda said. “Credit to them.”

Flathead 0 1 - 1

Hellgate 4 1 - 5

H - Ashley Young (Lucia Baker), 5:00

H - Clara Tallent (free kick), 12:00

H - Grace Gibson-Snyder (Georgie Walker-Keleher), 25:00

H - Young (Avery Maxwell), 33:00

F - Lily Tanko, 45:00

H - Baker (Walker-Keleher), 56:00

Shots on goal - Flathead 7, Hellgate 8. Keeper saves - Flathead (Sara Harrison) 3, Hellgate (Sophia Pierce) 6. Corners - Flathead 5, Hellgate 3. Fouls - Flathead 8, Hellgate 7. Cards - Flathead 1.