Lady Pirate Soccer – 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lady Pirates come up short

Stevensville 2, Polson 1

By JOHN HEGLIE Special for the Leader

On the field, the host Lady Pirates fell to Stevensville Yellowjackets, 2-1.  Against Stevensville, the Lady Pirates were very much in the game.

Trailing 2-0, the Lady Pirates had two chances at netting the equalizer. Prior to the halfway mark of the second half, Tia Mercer launched a feed from Sophia Moderie that ricocheted off the bottom of the football goalpost, bouncing within the plane of the net. It was initially scored a goal, but later retracted as the football goal post is not part of the soccer playing field.

It was a play somewhat reminiscent of the 2010 boys State A semi when Polson hosted Belgrade during a scoreless tie when the ball did something similar. The refs didn’t blow the whistle in that one, so the Belgrade player kicked the ball into the back of the net. It was scored a goal, Belgrade would advance 1-0 to the championship where they would lose to Libby, the latter whom Polson had beaten as well as tied during the regular schedule.

The Lady Pirate other opportunity was a Moderiecrossbar ricochet with under 10 minutes remaining. Freshman Myranda Heiser would get Polson on the board for her first varsity goal during stoppage time when the final two minutes don’t betray how little time remains on the clock.

Stevensville 2, Polson 1

Polson (0-1), Stevi (1-0)

Stevi    1 1 – 2
Polson 0 1 – 1

S– g Maya Peretto (a McKenzie Brownlee) 25’ S – g Josie Lewis (unassisted) 46’ P – g Myranda Heiser (a Sophia Moderie) 80’ SHOTS (on-GOAL) – S20(9), P13(11) SAVES – S (Maya Marble 4sv2h, Audette Rudoluph 4sv), P (Megan Rost 7sv2d3h) CORNERS – S3ck, P1ck indiv sh(SOG) – S.Moderie (4): (22’)(49’) (62’)(xbar73’ric); M.Heiser (2): (53’)(80’); Ali Hupka (3):(15’)(62’)(68’); Tia Mercer 2(1):(29’) FGpost54’ric; Autumn Burland 2(1):(3’) wide74’.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lady Devils prevail

Lady Pirates soccer team honors seniors

By JOHN HEGLIE Special for the Leader

The Polson Lady Pirates honored their seniors last week, including nine players, keeper Megan Rost, forwards Autumn Burland, Kyla Heiser; midfielders Lilly Armstrong, Ali Hupka, Sarah Kinzle along with Paige Mergenthaler and defenders Grace Hobbs as well as Chloe Matt.

The Lady Pirates fell to Corvallis, 3-0.

Against the visiting Bitterroot Lady Blue Devils, an inordinate share of 50-50 balls gravitated into the possession of the visitors, making it difficult for Polson to sustain attacks. The departure of lead scorer Sophia Moderie from the field of play midway through the second half further compounded the Pirate predicament. Seasoned keeper Megan Rost kept the her Lady Pirate mates within striking distance with crucial saves of several zingers. It was evident that Corvallis had vastly improved from the team that Polson blanked 6-0 last season, a recollection that may have factored into host team adjustment difficulties.

Corvallis 3, Polson 0

Polson (0-2), Corvallis (2-1)

Corvallis 1 2 – 3
Polson    0 0 – 0

C – g Hadli Lords (a Lauren Criddle)5’ C – g Hadli Lords (a Kenzie Gross) 59’ C – g Hadli Lords (a Gross) 63’ SHOTS-(on-GOAL) – C30(20), P7(5) SAVES – C (Mikayla King 3sv2h), P (Megan Rost 13sv1d5h) CORNERS – C2ck, P1ck. CARDS& FOULS; – na.

Indiv sh(SOG) – Tia Mercer (3):(5’,27’,Defl77’), Sophia Moderie 2(1): wide34’(35’)f59’; Lilly Armstrong (1):(fk1’); Autumn Burland 1:78’ Defender deflections – P#12 Chloe Matt facial22’; P#4 Jazlyn Dalbey 25’, P#18 Grace Hobbs 67’.

highlight reel: Kiera Davis (xbar42’ric); K. Gross (post51’ric)(xbar70’ric).

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Lady Pirates record first victory

The Polson girls jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Libby and rolled to 6-2 victory. Kyla Heiser scored two goals, Sophia Moderie and Tia Mercer each had a goal and an assist, and Myranda Heiser had two assists. Autumn Burland and Lily Armstrong added one goal apiece, and Scout Wenzel had an assist for the Pirates. Libby got goals from Isabelle Kapan and Bethany Thomas in the opening 12 minutes of the second half, but Polson scored six minutes later to halt any threat.

Polson 3 3 – 6
Libby   0 2 – 2

P-Sophia MOderte (Heiser), 17:00 
P-Kyla Heiser (Scout Wenzel), 18:00
P-Tia Mercer (Moderie). 35:00 
P-Autumn Burland (unAssisted), 4l:OO
L-Isabell Kapan. 43:00
L-8ethany Thomas. 52:OO
P-Lily Atmsrroog (Mercer), 58:00
P-K. Heiser (M. Heiser). 38:00

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

C-Falls defeats Polson

COLUMBIA FALLS — Maddie Robison scored three goals and Hope McAtee added two as Columbia Falls pulled away in the second half for a Northwestern A girls’ soccer win.

Cheyanne Johnston-Heinz added a goal and an assist for the Wildcats (6-1 overall, 3-1 in league), and her goal broke a 2-2 tie in the 50th minute.

Robinson and McAtee assisted on each other’s goals two minutes part as the gap grew to 5-2 with 14 minutes left.

Tia Mercer and Autumn Burland found the net for Polson (1-5, 1-3), which was outshot 25-7.

Columbia Falls 6, Polson 2

Polson 2 0 – 2

C-Falls 2 4 – 6

P – Tia Mercer (Kyla Heiser), 2:00

CF – Maddie Robison, 6:00

CF – Hope McAtee (Cheyanne Johnston-Heinz), 7:00

P – Autumn Burland (Heiser), 30:00

CF – Johnston-Heinz (Robison), 50:00

CF – Robison (McAtee), 64:00

CF – McAtee (Robison), 66:00

CF – Robison (Neveah Carlin), 71:00

Shots on goal – Polson 7, Columbi Falls 25. Keeper saves – Polson (Megan Rost) 19, Columbia Falls (Zoey Byrd) 7. Corner kicks – Polson 1, Columbia Falls 8. Fouls – Polson 2, Columbia Falls 7. Cards – none.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Columbia Falls defeated Polson

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Mercer’s 4 goals lead Lady Pirates in romp

Tia Mercer had four goals and four assists as Polson downed Libby 10-0. Mercer scored the first two goals and then added two more after the break. Kyla Heiser had three assists and a goal for the Pirates, and Megan Rost tacked on eight saves in goal. Polson held control of the ball for 68% of the match and 16 shots on goal.

Polson 10, Libby 0

Polson 4 6 – 10

Libby   0 0 – 0


P — Tia Mercer (Lily Armstrong assist), 25:00

P — Mercer (Kyla Heiser), 29:00

P — Heiser (Mercer), 31:00

P — Autumn Burland (Mercer), 33:00

P — Sophia Moderie (Mercer), 40:00

P — Heiser (Mercer), 41:00

P — Mercer (Moderie), 46:00

P — Mercer (Heiser), 61:00

P — Ali Hupka (unassisted), 79:00

P — Burland (Mercer), 80:00

Shots — Polson 22; Saves — Polson 8 (Megan Rost).