Lady Bulldogs put on scoring clinics
Whitefish junior Delaney Smith skys for a header in a match against Loyola on Saturday at Smith Fields in Whitefish. (Matt Baldwin/Whitefish Pilot)
Whitefish sophomore Taylor Dorvall battles for position in a match Saturday against Loyola at Smith Fields in Whitefish. (Matt Baldwin/Whitefish Pilot)
| September 6, 2023 12:00 AM
Whitefish broke out the hats in Northwest A girls' soccer action on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Both Olivia Genovese and Isabelle Cooke each scored three goals in a 9-0 win that improved the Lady Bulldogs to 3-0 on the year.
Whitefish led 1-0 at the half thanks to a Cooke goal via a Sadie Olson assist in the 15th minute. Then the floodgates opened.
On Friday the Lady Bulldogs also had a comfortable lead at halftime and cruised to a 5-1 non-conference victory against Stevensville.
On Saturday, Genovese scored in the 42nd minute, followed by Olson’s goal in the 46th minute. Five minutes later, Genovese scored again on a Cooke assist. Delaney Smith scored in the 57th minute on a pass from Olson, and then three minutes later, Genovese scored her third goal with assistance from Brynn Morse.
Whitefish continued the offensive onslaught, and Sadie Olson scored her second goal on a Genovese assist in the 63rd minute. Isabelle Cook scored in the 78th minute on a Georgia Morell assist and then again just before stoppage time from a pass by Smith.
In all, Whitefish had 41 shots on goal, while Loyola had one. The Lady Bulldogs also had 11 corner kicks.
Against Stevensville, at four minutes in, Genovese scored on a Smith assist, and a Stevensville own goal put Whitefish up 2-0 before the ten-minute mark. Cooke then found the back of the net in the 20th minute.
Stevensville scored in the 70th minute, and the Lady Bulldogs answered back with a Smith goal in the 75th minute on a Cooke assist, while Genovese scored her second goal of the game in the 79th minute on a pass from Macie Schmidt.
Whitefish had 28 shots on goal and five corner kicks, while Stevensville had six shots and one corner kick.
Whitefish now moves into Northwestern A Conference play, squaring up against Libby at home on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Bigfork on Saturday at 10 a.m. before traveling to Columbia Falls on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
WHITEFISH 9, LOYOLA 0
Loyola - 0 - 0 - 0
Whitefish - 1 - 8 - 9
WF — Isabelle Cooke (Sadie Olson) 15:00
WF — Olivia Genovese 42:00
WF — Olson 46:00
WF — Genovese (Cooke) 51:00
WF — Delaney Smith (Olson) 57:00
WF — Genovese (Brynn Morse) 60:00
WF — Olson (Genovese) 63:00
WF — Cooke (Georgia Morell) 78:00
WF — Cooke (Smith) 79:00
Shots — Loyola 1, WF 41. Goalie saves — Loyola 25, WF 0 (Norah Schmidt). Corner kicks — Loyola 0, WF 11.
WHITEFISH 5, STEVENSVILLE 1
Stevensville - 0 - 1 - 1
Whitefish - 3 - 2 - 5
WF — Olivia Genovese (Delaney Smith) 4:00
WF — Own goal 7:00
WF — Isabelle Cooke 20:00
Stevi — Ryan Grover 70:00
WF — Smith (Cooke) 75:00
WF — Genovese (Macie Schmidt) 79:00
Shots — Stevi 6, WF 28. Goalie saves — Stevi 18, WF (Norah Schmidt) 3. Corner kicks — Stevi 1, WF 5.