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Lainey Bosch the hero as goalkeeper propels Billings Skyview past Sentinel

Lainey Bosch Billings Skyview
Posted at 6:44 PM, Oct 26, 2019

BILLINGS — Billings Skyview goalkeeper Lainey Bosch made big save after big save Saturday afternoon in the Falcons' 1-0 Class AA quarterfinal win over Missoula Sentinel.

Skyview took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when reigning Gatorade Player of the Year Jordan Roe crossed the ball into the box for a waiting Halle Labert who's header found the back of the net. Skyview stayed on the attack for much of the first half, with their best chance at a second goal coming off the foot of Charlize Davis, but Spartan freshman keeper Kassidy Kirgan made a diving punch save to keep the deficit at one.

It was Bosch who had to make highlight saves throughout the second half. The play of the game came with 15 minutes to play, when a ball rolled to Sentinel's Jayden Salisbury who fired from 10 yards away. Bosch blocked it, but the rebound went right to Aisley Allen who thought she had an open net, but Bosch somehow recovered to get a hand on her attempt and send it wide before Skyview's defense eventually cleared the ball.

Skyview, the No. 1 seed from the East, will now host East No. 2 Bozeman Tuesday in the Class AA semifinals. Game time and location is still to be determined.