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Girls tune up for playoffs

by Hungry Horse News
| October 13, 2021 1:20 PM

A couple of wins to wrap up the regular season.

The Columbia Falls girls did just that, dropping Libby 7-0 on the road Saturday and Polson, 8-1 last Thursday at home.

The Wildcats out shot Libby 32-1 and Polson 24-3.

Cheyanne Johnston-Heinz had a hat trick against the Loggers, while Maddie Robison had a hat trick against the Pirates.

Libby has only scored six goals all season, while Polson has just 16. Robison ends the regular season with 26 goals and Johnston-Heinz has 19.

The girls will head east to the playoffs where they’ll play either Laurel or Livingston. The two had a play-in game on Wednesday. Laurel’s the heavy favorite.

If it does end up being the Locomotives, it means the two teams will square up in the postseason yet again.

The Locomotives blanked the Cats earlier this year, 4-0 at home.

The Cats last beat the Locomotives in the 2019 regular season on a last second put-in on a penalty kick to win the match on the road.

Coach Thomas Clark said the team plans on playing the same tough defense it used against Whitefish in the last game, coupled with speed on offense.

It promises to be a dogfight.

“It’s now or never,” he said.