Saturday, September 19, 2020

Glacier sweeps crosstown soccer

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 15, 2020 12:00 AM

Madison Becker scored in the 21st minute for the Glacier Wolfpack, and that goal held up for a 1-0 win over Flathead in a crosstown girls’ soccer match Tuesday at Legends Stadium.

It was the first game of a doubleheader; in the nightcap the Glacier boys ran out to a 7-1 lead on the way to a 7-3 victory.

The Wolfpack (5-2 in the Western AA and overall) held on through some strong pushes by the Bravettes, who fell to 3-2-2.

“It was a barnburner down to the very end,” Glacier coach Brenden Byrd said. “They had multiple chances to score. They had a shot go off the post (at about the 60th minute) -- a beautifully placed shot… We snuck out of that one for sure.

“You have to credit the entire team. Not a single player let down. There were times when Flathead looked a lot more dangerous than us and times when we looked more dangerous than them. So the game could easily have gone either way.”

Glacier, which outshot Flathead 12-5, got an assist form Reese Leichtfuss. Ella Wilson got the shutout in goal.

“It was an important win for us,” Byrd said. “Flathead and us and Helena High are battling for the top three spots. Three points (for a win) right now are huge. And Flathead is really coming on as a high-level team.”

Flathead 0 0 - 0

Glacier 1 0 - 1

G - Madison Becker (Reese Leichtsuss), 21:00

Shots on goal - Flathead 5, Glacier 12. Keeper saves - Flathead 5 (Sara Harrison), Glacier 3 (Ella Wilson). Corner kicks - Flathead 3, Glacier 4. Fouls - Flathead 10, Glacier 6. Cards - none.

Glacier boys 7, Flathead 3

Sullivan Coggins and Hunter Lisowski scored two goals each, with Coggins’ first goal giving the Wolfpack the lead for good -- 2-1, in the fifth minute.

That ended a three goals-in-2:00 rally that began with Braden Nitchelm’s goal for Glacier. That was matched a minute later by Flathead’s Arsen Sokolov.

Coggins added an assist; Lisowski had one as well. Zane Elliott had three assists for Glacier (4-2-1) while Parker Creer had a goal and an assist and Joey Paolini also scored for the winners.

Timothy Waymount scored two second-half goals for Flathead (2-5-0); Ethan Vandenbosch assists on both of those as well as Sokolov’s.

Flathead 1 2 - 3

Glacier 7 0 - 7

G - Braden Mitchum (Parker Creer), 3:00

F - Arsen Sokolov (Ethan Vandenbosch), 4:00

G - Sullivan Coggins (Zane Elliott), 5:00

G - Creer (Blake Marlow), 11:00

G - Hunter Lisowski (Coggins), 15:00

G - Joey Paolini (Lisowski), 22:00

G - Lisowski (Elliott), 30:00

G - Coggins (Elliott), 36:00

F - Timothy Waymount (Vandenbosch), 55:00

F - Waymount (Vandenbosch), 67:00

Shots on goal - Flathead 4, Glacier 16, Keeper saves - Flathead 6 (Jonathan King), Glacier 1 (John Pyron, Dylan Holly). Corner kicks - Flathead 1, Glacier 4. Fouls - Flathead 4, Glacier 4. Cards - none.