PHS Soccer – 2019

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Hat tricks for Getts, Windauer in C-Falls soccer sweep of Polson

August 29, 2019 at 5:00 am | The Daily Inter Lake

POLSON — Hat tricks by Niels Getts and Josie Windauer carried Columbia Falls to a sweep of Polson in Northern A boys and girls soccer play on Thursday evening.  It was the season opener for both schools.  Getts scored one minute into play and added goals at 13 and 60 minutes as the boys won 4-1.  Tyler Hull had the other Columbia Falls goal.  Tristan Snyder scored for Polson at 13 minutes to tie the match at 1-all.  “One of our main scoring threats up top,” Columbia Falls coach O’Brien Byrd said of Getts. “He put three away for us.”  Columbia Falls outshot Polson on goal 27-8 and led in corner kicks 7-1.  “We’re implementing a new style of play, completely different from last year,” Byrd said. “The game plan worked. We had 27 chances, only scored four. If we work on our finishing, we will be OK.”

Windauer netted the first and last goals for the Wildkats in a 7-3 girls victory over Polson.  Windauer scored at 4, 6, 33 and 53 minutes.  Also scoring for Columbia Falls were Flora Jarvis, Maddie Robinson and Cheyanne Johnston-Heinz.  “Our offense came to play,” Columbia Falls coach Thomas Clark said.  “You always expect to get goals from Josie, but to get contributions from Cheyanne, Maddie and Flora was huge today. They played fantastic.”  Autumn Burland, Sarah Kinzle and Sophia Moderie scored for Polson.  Columbia Falls had 22 shots on goal to seven for Polson. Corner kicks favored Columbia Falls 4-0.

Columbia Falls is back in action Saturday at Hamilton. The boys play at 1 p.m. and the girls at 3. Polson’s next outing is Sept. 5 at Corvallis.


CFalls 2 2 — 4

Polson 1 0 — 1

CF — Niels Getts (Seth Hoffman), 1:00

P — Tristan Snyder (Caden Nelson), 12:00

CF — Getts (Reed Sandstrom), 13:00

CF — Getts (Simon Magg), 60:00

CF — Tyler Hull (Sandstrom), 74:00

Shots on goal — Columbia Falls 27, Polson 8; Corner kicks — Columbia Falls 7, Polson 1; Goalie saves — Columbia Falls 4 (Story Stemborski), Polson 11 (NA); Fouls — Columbia Falls 3, Polson 6; Cards — None.


CFalls 5 2 — 7

Polson 1 2 — 3

CF — Josie Windauer (LaKia Hill), 4:00

CF — Windauer (Cheyanne Johnston-Heinz), 6:00

CF — Flora Jarvis (Maddie Robison), 14:00

P — Autumn Burland, 22:00

CF — Robison (Johnston-Heinz), 25:00

CF — Windauer (Gwen Jarvis), 33:00

P — Sarah Kinzle (Sophia Moderie), 44:00

CF — Johnston-Heinz (Sydney Mann), 49:00

CF — Windauer (Mann), 53:00

P — Moderie, pk, 73:00

Shots on goal — Columbia Falls 22, Polson 7; Corner kicks — Columbia Falls 4, Polson 0; Goalie saves — Columbia Falls 8 (Ave McDonald 6, Zoey Byrd 2), Polson 11 (Megan Rost); Fouls — Columbia Falls 3, Polson 2; Cards — Columbia Falls, 1 yellow.


Thursday, September 05, 2019

Pirates shutdown at Corvallis



No stats available

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Lady Pirates shutdown Blue Devils



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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Yellowjackets sting Lady Pirates

STEVENSVILLE — In the Stevensville girls’ postgame talk, head coach Nick Giese explained how his squad controlled the middle of the field for 80 percent of the game in its 4-2 win.

Polson made its 20-percent count, though, scoring two second-half goals in two minutes to tie the game at 2-2 with 8 minutes remaining. From there, though, it was Stevensville’s 100-percent effort push to the finish that gave the Yellowjackets the nonconference win.

“(Polson) got like four yellow cards in a row, and I just kept telling (my team) we have to play our game. We can’t do that. We have to keep pushing,” Stevensville goalie Addy Rodolph said.

Rodolph also helped spark her squad with a huge one-on-one save late in the game.

After Stevi freshman Anikah Thorsell broke through for a go-head one-on-one goal of her own to give the Yellowjackets a 3-2 lead, Polson countered with a try. Sophia Moderie got a step on the Yellowjacket defense, leaving only Rodolph between Moderie and the equalizer.

Moderie, who scored Polson’s first two goals, fired on net, but Rodolph got a touch on the ball, which then bounced off the crossbar and rebounded back in the goalie box. Stevi defender Ashton Lewis was able to kick the ball out of bounds for a Polson corner, but the main threat had been stymied.

“It literally saved us. It kept us from deflating,” coach Giese said of Rodolph’s save. “Had that gone in there, the wind likely would have been in their sail and it’s a different ball game.”

Instead Polson pressed on the ensuing set play and drew two yellow cards in one instance. One yellow card was a Pirate player’s second of the game, forcing Polson to play a position short.

The Yellowjackets capitalized with an insurance goal — a rebound put-back off the foot of Olivia Peretto. Claire Hutchison earned the assist after her initial shot-on-goal was saved but then skipped to the awaiting Peretto.

With Peretto’s goal coming in stoppage time, Stevensville, which got first-half scores from Mckenzie Brownlee and Hutchison, simply had to run out the clock.


Stevensville 4, Polson 2

no info for Stevensville

POL GOALS=Moderie (2)


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Pirates get win in Stevensville

Polson boys 2, Stevensville 1

The Stevensville boys were racing to beat the clock in second-half stoppage time when they finally broke through for their first goal.

The problem was the Yellowjackets needed another.

The Pirates, who got a second half goal from Kaden Nelson that proved to be the difference, built a 1-0 lead in the first half on a direct kick from Tray Lichtenberg. Lichtenberg’s kick squirted through the Stevi’s goalie’s hands and found Davis Smith’s forehead for a simple tap-in to the empty net.

The score frustrated the Yellowjackets, who had dominated possession in the first half, particularly because senior keeper and captain Ben Schreiber had initially made the save on the set play. Polson seemed to have already used its direct kick, one that Schreiber saved, but the entire play was whistled dead and reset.

Lichtenberg’s next kick connected with Davis and found the back of the net.

“That was running through my mind for the next couple minutes, but it’s not the first time it’s happened and it probably won’t be the last, so you gotta throw it out of your mind and use it as motivation to do better,” Schreiber said.

And Schreiber was solid throughout. He made 10 saves, including an impressive charging stop that setup a Stevensville counter attack in stoppage time.

That’s when the Yellowjackets broke through. It came as senior captain and striker Chance Lester centered a pass to Mathew Radford. Radford shot on net and was initially stopped by Polson netminder, Gabe Mergenthaler. But the ball bounced out to Garrett Schreiber, who buried the shot.

“We worked hard in the first half and energy dropped for the next 30 minutes, but we picked it up in the last fifteen,” Ben Schreiber said. “Unfortunately it was just too late.”

Lester again had a late run in the waning moments of stoppage time, but the Polson defense kicked the ball out of bounds behind the net and the game was whistled over before Stevensville could try a final set play.

Polson 2, Stevensville 1

Polson 1 1 – 1
Stevi    0 1 – 1

G- Davis Smith A- Tray Lichtenberg
G- Kaden Nelson A- Landin Becker

G-Garrett Schreiber A – Mathew Radford

Friday, September 13, 2019

Billings Central shuts down Polson


Billings Central 1, Polson 0

Billings central 0 1 – 1
Polson             0 0 – 0

CEN – Felipe Gnecco (Matheus Penha)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Billings Central overpowers Lady Pirates

Billings Central 7, Polson 0

Billings Central 6 1 – 7
Polson              0 0 – 0

CEN – Solei Elletson (Ava Debourg)
CEN – Zoie Althoff (Ava Debourg)
CEN – Kate Strike (Molly Molvig)
CEN – Molly Molvig (Gabby Stock)
CEN – Solei Elletson ( )
CEN – Gabby Stock (Morgan FereStad)
CEN – Kellan Wahl (Kendall Wahl)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Locomotive boys defeat Pirates

Laurel 3 , Polson 0

Laurel 1 2 – 3
Polson 0 0 – 0

Min 5 Jordan Renier Goal, assist Ricky Temporal
Min 52 Noah Berg Goal, assist Chris Steinmasel
Min 53 Jordan Renier Goal, assist Ethan Meccage
Saves Laurel 5
Shots Laurel 14, 12 on frame.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Locomotive girls crush Lady Pirates

Laurel 12 Polson 0



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Polson offense shut down again

Whitefish defeated Polson 4-0. Casey Schneider had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs while Brandon Mendoza added two assists. 

Whitefish 4, Polson 0

Polson       0 0 – 0
Whitefish  3 1 – 4

WFH — Sam Menicke (Brandon Mendoza)

WFH — Chase Sabin (Brandon Mendoza)

WFH — Marvin Kimera (Casey Schneider)

WFH — Casey Schneider (Niath Edland)

Shots: Whitefish 12, Polson 4. Saves: Whitefish 4 (Colter Upton, Bradlee Anderson), Polson 8 (Gabe Mergenthaler)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lady Dawgs to much for Lady Pirates

Whitefish defeated Polson 7-2 behind three goals from Anna CookSophia Moderie added a pair of goals for Polson. Whitefish 7, Polson 2 

Polson       1 1 – 2
Whitefish  4 3 – 7

WFH — Anna Cook (Grace Benkleman)

POL — Sophia Moderi ()

WFH — Josie Schneider (Sophie Olson)

WFH — Anna Cook (Grace Benkleman)

WFH — Sofie Saurey ()

WFH — Anna Cook (Ali Hirsch)

POL — Sophia Moderi ()

WFH — Taylor Gentry ()

WFH — Sophie Olson (Maya Lacey)

Shots: Whitefish 28, Polson 4. Saves: Whitefish 5, Polson 16

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Lady Pirates blow out Libby

By JOHN HEGLIE, Special for the Leader

At Polson this past weekend, the Lady Pirate soccer team flashed some teeth on offense as they prevailed over the visiting Libby Loggers with multiple goal scoring performances.

Sophia Moderie scored four goals and Autumn Burland scored two goals. Moderie has 13 goals on the season, while Burland has five.

Polson 6, Libby 1

Polson (1-2n, 2-5), Libby (0-2n, 0-6)

Libby   0 1 – 1
Polson 3 3 – 6

P – g Autumn Burland (a Sophia Moderie) 7’ P – g Moderie (a Kyla Heiser) 16’ P – g Burland (25yd loft) 33’ P – g Moderie 42’ P – g Moderie 50’ L – g Rylee Boltz 52’ P – g Moderie (a Scout Wenzel*) 57’

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Polson dominates Libby

By JOHN HEGLIE, Special for the Leader

At Polson this past weekend, the Pirate soccer team flashed some teeth on offense as they prevailed over the visiting Libby Loggers with multiple goal scoring performances.

In the boys contest, both Kaden Nelson and Austin Luper each scored two goals, while Davis Smith and Cade Lanier chipped in solos



21- P- Davis Smith A- Kaden Nelson
42- P- Cade Lanier
44- L- Moxly Roeseler-Begalke
57- P- Kaden Nelson A- Tray Lichtenberg
58- P- Kaden Nelson A- Jack Colton
66- P- Austin Luper A- Tray Lichtenberg
78- P- Austin Luper A- Tray Lichtenberg

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Pirates even conference record with win over Vikings


Polson (2-2, 3-5), Bigfork (1-2, 2-5)

Bigfork    1  1 – 2

Polson     2  3 – 5

B – g Baltazar Alcaraz (a Benjamin Pilskains) 20′

P – g Kaden Nelson (unassisted) 26′

P – g K.Nelson (a Elijah Taylor) 34′

P – g K.Nelson (a Tray Lichtenberg) 43′

P – g T.Lichtenberg (a K.Nelson) 56′

P – g E.Taylor (a Jack Colton) 68′

B – g B.Pilskains (unassisted) 70′

Shots (on-GOAL) – B 14 (10), P 22 (7)

SAVES – B2sv(Caden Riedesel) 4h, P6sv (Gabe Mergenthaler)2h1k


FOULS – B2, P7 .

CARDS – B1y (Chayton Troesh-Worrel), P1y (Zevan Walker).


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Lady Pirates earn conference win

Polson 1, Bigfork 0

no stats available


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Pirate boys defeat Libby

No info available at this time


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Lady Pirates down Lady Loggers

The Polson girls beat Libby, 4-2. Moderie scored twice for the Pirates and Burland and Hupka scored once.

No other info available at this time


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bulldogs down Pirates

Whitefish 5, Polson 0

POLSON — James Thompson scored two goals for the Whitefish Bulldogs as they rolled to another win, this time beating the Polson Pirates.

The Bulldogs are undefeated at 11-0 and have one more game remaining in the regular season before the playoff slate begins.

Ian Lacey scored a goal and assisted on Casey Schneider and Thompson’s goals.

Chase Sabin assisted on Thompson’s second goal.

Whitefish plays an away game at Libby at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

Whitefish 4 1 – 5
Polson     0 0 – 0

Shots on goal — Whitefish 10, Polson 3; Goalie saves — Whitefish 3 (Colter Upton, Bradlee Anderson), Polson 5 (Gabe Mergenthaler; Corner kicks — Whitefish 7, Polson 0; Fouls — Whitefish 13, Polson 7.

WF — Casey Schneider (Ian Lacey) 5:00

WF — Lacey (Darby McCarthy) 15:00

WF — James Thompson (Lacey) 20:00

WF — Thompson (Chase Sabin) 21:00

WF — Marvin Kimera (Gabe Menicke) 67:00


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lady Dawgs top Polson

Whitefish 9, Polson 2

POLSON — Anna Cook scored four goals in an easy victory for the Whitefish Bulldogs over the Polson Pirates (4-7 overall, 3-4 conference) in Northern A soccer.

Sophie Olson scored two goals.

Maya Lacey, Josephine Brown and Emma Barron alsow scored for the Bulldogs (7-4, 5-2).

Whitefish plays its final game of the season at 10 a.m. Saturday in Libby.

Whitefish 5 4 – 9
Polson      0 2 – 2

WF — Anna Cook 15:00

WF — Maya Lacey 17:00

WF — Cook 18:00

WF — Sophie Olson 22:00

WF — Cook 29:00

WF — Josephine Brown 48:00

WF —  Emma Barron 54:00

WF — Cook 54:00

WF — Olson 62:00

Shots on goal — Whitefish 23, Polson 11; Goalie saves — Whitefish 9, Polson 14; Corner kicks — Whitefish 2, Polson 3; Fouls — Whitefish 5, Polson 0, Cards — None.

POL – Burland 2, Assist Moderie


Saturday, October 12



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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Vals blank Lady Pirates

Bigfork 2, Polson 0

BIGFORK — The Valkyries finished their season with a big win over Polson (4-8 overall, 3-5 conference) at Bigfork High School.

Brette Guenzler scored both Bigfork (2-10, 2-6) goals.

“Ashton McAnally was a standout in midfield,” Bigfork coach Tim Guenzler said. “Nya Schara anchored the back line. To win against a team like Polson was a big win for our program.”

Polson 0 0 —  0

Bigfork 1 1 —  2

B — Brette Guenzler 6:00

B — Guenzler 68:00

Goalie saves — Bigfork 14 (Nevaeh Carlin).

Full scoring information not available.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Locomotives end Pirate season

Laurel 4, Polson 0

State Playoffs round 1

Polson 0 0 – 0

Laurel  0 4 – 4

LAU — Bryce Adkins (Matt Mosby)

LAU — Ethan Meccage

LAU — Ethan Meccage

LAU — Austin Purcell


Saturday, October 19, 2019

State Playoffs round 1

Defending champion Billings Central starts playoffs strong with win over Polson

BILLINGS — Okay, so maybe it took a while for Jaelene Flynn to get there. But the more she watched the postmatch scenes unfold and the more she talked about Billings Central’s 9-1 win over Polson in the Class A Championship Series quarterfinals Saturday, the more it felt somewhat uncanny.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Flynn — then Zygmond — was celebrating on the same field as a Rams player, sharing the hugs and photo opportunities after each playoff win. This celebration, though, Flynn served as the team’s head coach, taking over while Nolan Trafton, who leads both soccer programs at Central, coached the boys squad in their 1-0 playoff win at Corvallis.

“This team’s fun to coach,” said Flynn, a 2011 Central graduate who is in her fourth season as an assistant coach with the Rams’ girls program. “They’re coachable, so it’s fun to be able to have the reins because they’ll listen to you.”

Billings Central 9, Polson 1

Polson              1 0 – 1

Billings Central 6 3 – 9

CEN — Solei Elletsom (Zoie Althoff)

CEN — Solei Elletsom (Morgan Ferestad)

CEN — Zoie Althoff

CEN — Morgan Ferestad (Zoie Althoff)

POL — Sophia Moderie

CEN — Zoie Althoff

CEN — Zoie Althoff (Alexa Hanser)

CEN — Morgan Ferestad (Molly Molvig)

CEN — Zoie Althoff (Kellan Wahl)

CEN — Kellan Wahl (Molly Molvig)