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Missoula Big Sky girls, Missoula Hellgate boys wrap up Western AA play on top; conference playoffs set

Posted at 10:25 PM, Oct 11, 2018

MISSOULA and KALISPELL — The regular season finished in Western AA soccer with matches in Missoula and Kalispell on Thursday. The Missoula Big Sky girls and Missoula Hellgate boys had already clinched conference titles, and the two picked up two more victories.

Big Sky’s TiLynn McGreevey beat the Helena Capital keeper to a cross early in the second half for the Eagles’ final goal. The Bruins’ Cassie Brisko scored in the final seconds off a corner kick, but Big Sky hung on to win 3-2.

The 9-2-1 Eagles top the Western AA standings by a wide margin. They’ll take the West’s top seed to the state tournament in Helena Oct. 25-27. Capital finishes with the No. 6 seed in the West. It will host Kalispell Glacier in a playoff next week, with the winner moving on to another playoff at Missoula Sentinel.

Missoula Hellgate’s boys shut out Kalispell Flathead on the road 2-0. The Knights finish the year unbeaten, 11-0-1. The three-time defending state champs head to state as the top seed once again. Flathead (5-7-0) takes fifth in the conference and will travel to Helena Capital for a play-in playoff next week.

THURSDAY’S BOYS SCORES

Helena Capital 4, Missoula Big Sky 1
Missoula Hellgate 2, Kalispell Flathead 0
Missoula Sentinel 2, Kalispell Glacier 0

THURSDAY’S GIRLS SCORES

Kalispell Flathead 2, Missoula Hellgate 1
Kalispell Glacier 4, Missoula Sentinel 2
Missoula Big Sky 3, Helena Capital 2

FINAL WESTERN AA BOYS STANDINGS

1. Missoula Hellgate, 11-0-1, 34 points
2. Helena, 9-2-1, 28 points
3. Missoula Sentinel, 7-5-0, 21 points
4. Helena Capital, 6-4-2, 20 points
5. Kalispell Flathead, 5-7-0, 15 points
6. Kalispell Glacier, 2-10-0, 6 points
7. Missoula Big Sky, 0-12-0, 0 points

FINAL WESTERN AA GIRLS STANDINGS

1. Missoula Big Sky, 9-2-1, 28 points
2. Missoula Hellgate, 5-2-5, 20 points
3. Missoula Sentinel, 5-4-3, 18 points
4. Kalispell Flathead, 5-5-2, 17 points
5. Helena, 4-5-3, 15 points
6. Helena Capital, 4-7-1, 13 points
7. Kalispell Glacier, 2-9-1, 7 points

WESTERN AA BOYS PLAYOFFS

Missoula Hellgate – No. 1 seed in state
Helena – No. 2 seed in state

No. 7 Missoula Big Sky at No. 6 Kalispell Galcier
Big Sky/Glacier winner at No. 3 Missoula Sentinel (winner advances to state)
No. 5 Kalispell Flathead at No. 4 Helena Capital (winner advances to state)

WESTERN AA GIRLS PLAYOFFS

Missoula Big Sky – No. 1 seed in state
Missoula Hellgate – No. 2 seed in state

No. 7 Kalispell Glacier at No. 6 Helena Capital
Glacier/Capital winner at No. 3 Missoula Sentinel (winner advances to state)
No. 5 Helena at No. 4 Kalispell Flathead (winner advances to state)