BILLINGS -- All three Billings boys soccer programs advanced in opening-round action of the Class AA state playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. Senior, Skyview and West defeated Belgrade, Great Falls CMR and Great Falls High, respectively.
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BILLINGS SENIOR 7, BELGRADE 1
Billings Senior’s boys made quick work of Belgrade with a 7-1 win in Tuesday’s opening round of the Class AA soccer playoffs at Amend Park.
Barely a minute into the match, Rendan Klein deflected a corner kick in for a 1-0 Senior lead. Later, off a set piece from inside midfield, Jakcel Juica tapped in the keeper’s deflection for a 2-0 Broncs lead. Sam George drove home a left-footed goal minutes later, then added a penalty kick for a 5-1 Senior lead at the break.
Christian Aitchison scored Belgrade’s lone goal on a header in the first half.
BILLINGS SKYVIEW 2, GREAT FALLS CMR 0
Taylor Moore had a goal and an assist, the latter coming in the final minute of the first half that provided Billings Skyview with the spark it needed for a 2-0 Eastern AA playoff win over CMR Tuesday at Amend Park in Billings.
With halftime fast approaching, Moore sent a cross from the right side in front of the goal where Aidan Morgan volleyed it home with his right foot to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead. Moore doubled the advantage after the break on a header as the Rustlers couldn’t find the net.
This was Skyview’s third win over CMR this season, after sweeping the regular season series.
BILLINGS WEST 3, GREAT FALLS HIGH 0
Riley Krueger-Harding scored two goals to help Billings West to a 3-0 win over Great Falls High in an Eastern AA playoff game Tuesday at Amend Park in Billings.
Josh Lambourne opened the scoring for West early in first half, before Krueger-Harding scored twice to put the Bears up 3-0 at halftime. No one would break through in the second.
This was West’s third win over the Bison after sweeping the regular season series.