Helena High's Jacob Ries Roncalli watches his shot get stopped near the goal. (RICHIE MELBY/MTN Sports)

HELENA – Aidan Fitzgerald and Bernard Kintzing each found the net as Helena High blanked crosstown rival Helena Capital 2-0 on Thursday at Nelson Stadium.

Fitzgerald broke a scoreless tie in the first half. As he attacked the Bruins’ goal, he nearly lost possession to the keeper, but managed to keep touch, turn around and fire a shot off the top crossbar and into the net.

“I’m just lucky I got my touch first and was able to turn around and hit it,” he said. “I hoped for the best.”

The Bengals (2-1-1) hand the Bruins (2-1-0) their first loss of the season. Helena High split against the Kalispell schools last weekend at Siebel Soccer Fields.

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“It feels really good,” said Fitzgerald. “We’re trying to keep this rolling for the next win too. I’m glad with our team, we have a great team out here.”

Helena High travels to Missoula Hellgate on Thursday, Sept. 15 for a 3 p.m. match against the Knights. The Bruins will host Missoula Big Sky the same evening with start time set for 6 p.m.

Related: Helena High girls shut out crosstown rival Helena Capital 4-0

Helena High's Jacob Ries Roncalli watches his shot get stopped near the goal. (RICHIE MELBY/MTN Sports)
Helena High’s Jacob Ries Roncalli watches his shot get stopped near the goal. (RICHIE MELBY/MTN Sports)

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