BILLINGS - Billings West's soccer girls continue to run through the Class AA ranks on a clear mission to finish the job.
West added another shutout to its season, this time 7-0 over 8th-seeded Great Falls High in Tuesday's opening round of the State AA soccer playoffs in Billings. The Eastern AA's top-seed has only given up two goals all season entering this weekend's quarterfinals.
Billings Senior's girls trailed Great Falls CMR 2-0 in the first half before closing with four answered goals in a 4-2 victory. The 3rd-seeded Broncs will travel to 2nd-seeded Kalispell Glacier (Western AA) for the next round.
In boys action, 7th-seeded Great Falls High pushed 2nd-seeded West to a scoreless first half before the Bears found the net twice within the span of a minute in the second half for a 2-0 win. Josh Nielsen and Douglas Townsend scored for West, with Townsend also adding a corner kick assist.
Billings Senior's boys dramatically took Tuesday's final playoff match under the lights at Amend Park beating crosstown Skyview 1-0. In a battle of No. 4 and No. 5 seeds, Nate Cullingworth scored the game's only goal on a free kick from roughly 30 yards, floating it over the keeper's head and elevating the 4th-seeded Broncs into a weekend quarterfinal at Missoula Hellgate.
Updated State AA soccer scores and pairings can be seen here.