High School Sports


Lensing doubles up in Billings West win over Billings Senior, Bronc boys blank Bears

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 21:32:01-04

BILLINGS -- Emma Lensing could have scored at least four times, maybe five, Thursday night if not for a barrage of outstanding saves in goal by Billings Senior's Cassidy French.

Ultimately, Lensing put two goals on the board as Billings West rolled to a 4-0 Class AA girls soccer win over Billings Senior.

Lensing's outstanding speed on the left side led to multiple opportunities in the first half, but French -- leaping, diving and deflecting -- pulled off save after save. Avery Kimmel finally hit the net with a high-arcing lob over French's outstretched hands to give West a 1-0 lead midway through the first. Sophie Sievertsen darted in to deflect the second goal for a 2-0 Bears' lead at halftime.

That's when Lensing went back to work early in the second, heading home a cross from Chloe Davies. The junior found the net again moments later before being subbed out for the remainder of the match.

Sievertsen, Kimmel and Avery Lambourne also chipped in with assists for West (2-0-0).

Senior’s boys constantly pressured the net on their way to a 6-0 win in Thursday's opening match. They haven't given up a goal this season in four matches.

Hadyn Koch scored first just more than 14 minutes in. Dylan Jens, Jackson Stapleton and Trey Draayer added to the lead with Draayer tallying two goals, including one across the box with a defender on his shoulder. West also fell victim to an own-goal.

Thursday's win was a nice spark for Senior (3-0-1) which played to a scoreless draw Tuesday against Billings Skyview. The Broncs are off until next Thursday when they host Bozeman Gallatin at 5 p.m. Senior's girls (3-1-0) have the same start time next week one field over.

West's boys and girls host Belgrade Saturday at 2 p.m. at Amend Park.