Boys face Frenchtown in playoffs

Print Article

Tristan Grein (8) gets slide tackled in the first half.

The Columbia Falls boys soccer squad secured third place in the Northern A conference last week, beating Bigfork at home, 4-3, last Tuesday and Libby on the road Friday, 6-0. The Cats outshot the Loggers, 38-2. Auguste Emond scored four goals in the win.

Against Bigfork, they overcame a slow start to get the win after an improved Vikings squad went up 1-0 just five minutes into the tilt.

Jakob Grein tied it up at the 40-minute mark and Emond scored 11 minutes later to make it 2-1. But Bigfork responded with a goal and it was tied 2-2 at the break.

Emond put the Cats up 3-2 when his free kick at the 57-minute mark from about 30 yards out found the back of the net. Alex Garate then added an insurance goal to make it 4-2.

An own goal made the final 4-3.

Coach O’Brien Byrd noted they switched Emond to forward, and it’s made a big difference. Emond has a big leg and can score from 30 yards out, easy. He leads the team in scoring with 12 goals.

The Cats now face Frenchtown on the road Saturday in the opening round of the playoffs at noon.

Byrd said they expect Frenchtown to be a tough game, but the Cats have confidence.

“We’re going down there for the win,” he said.

They’ll have to do it without their starting goalie. Story Stemborski is out for the season after appendix surgery. In his place is junior varsity keeper Niels Getts. Getts is a good keeper, Byrd noted.

Columbia Falls 2 4 — 6

Libby 0 0 — 0

CF — Auguste Emond (Jakob Grein), 2:00

CF — Seth Hoffman (Emond), 7:00

CF — Emond (Skylar Chute), 44:00

CF — Emond, 57:00

CF — Emond, 64:00

CF — Alex Garate (Chute), 72:00

Shots on goal — Columbia Falls 38, Libby 2; Corner kicks — Columbia Falls 14, Libby 1; Goalie saves — Columbia Falls 2 (Niel Getts), Libby 19 (Tyler Lucas); Fouls — Columbia Falls 4, Libby 1; Cards — None.

Bigfork 1 2 — 3

Columbia Falls 1 3 — 4

B — Alex Buenz (Jacob Herd), 5:00

C — Jakob Grein (Jakob Iken), 40:00

C — Auguste Emond (Grein), 51:00

B — Jeremy Herd, 53:00

C — Emond, 57:00

C — Alex Garate (Skylar Chute), 58:00

B — Own goal, 61:00

Shots on goal — Columbia Falls 15, Bigfork 7. Corner kicks — Columbia Falls 6, Bigfork 5. Goalie saves — Columbia Falls (Story Stemborski) 4, Bigfork (Castor Conley) 11. Fouls — Columbia Falls 13, Bigfork 10. Cards — None.

Print Article

Read More Sports

Wildkats to open divisional play against Butte Central

February 21, 2018 at 7:33 am | Lake County Leader The Wildkats will open the divisional tournament against a familiar foe Thursday as they open against the third seed from the Southwest Conference, Butte Central. The Kats defeated Butte Central in ...


Read More

Wildcats drop pair to Ronan, Libby at district tourney

February 21, 2018 at 7:30 am | Lake County Leader The Wildcat basketball season game to a close at the Northwest A District Tournament in Ronan over the weekend as Columbia Falls lost to the host Chiefs and the Libby Loggers. The Cats found themsel...


Read More

Kats finish second at district tournament

February 21, 2018 at 7:30 am | Lake County Leader The top-seeded Wildkats had to settle for second place at the Northwest A District Tournament in Ronan over the weekend as they defeated the host team in the semifinal Friday before falling to second...


Read More

Swim team competes at state

February 14, 2018 at 8:28 am | Lake County Leader Several Columbia Falls swimmers set their best times of the season at the state meet in Great Falls over the weekend as the both the boys and girls teams finished fourth among Class A competitors. ...


Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2018 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy