BELLE FOURCHE — Spearfish varsity girls’ and boys’ soccer teams shut out Belle Fourche, Tuesday, at the Black Hills Roundup sports complex.
The visiting Spartans earned a 9-0 victory in the girls’ contest. Spearfish emerged with a 3-0 win in the boys’ game.
Brooke Peotter netted three goals for Spearfish, which led 4-0 at halftime and received scoring from six players.
“We played a lot of younger players and also put people in positions that they normally weren’t used to playing,” said Spartans’ head coach Katrina Huft, whose team improved to 8-3 on the season.
Katie Scharf added two goals for Spearfish. Shea Irion, Ella Servaty, Hannah Schoon, and Hanna Bjorkman contributed one goal apiece.
Belle Fourche head coach Rob Creed said the number of scoring opportunities for his team compared quite favorably to past games this season.
“We had lots of opportunities. It seemed like it was in spurts, which I thought was fantastic,” Creed added.
Belle Fourche has a record of 0-12.
Bridger Roberdeau scored two goals for Spearfish, with Rudy Isburg adding one. The Spartans led 1-0 at the break.
“We struggled a little bit,” Spartans’ head coach Jim Hill said. He added the team kept trying to take the ball down the middle in the first half.
Adjustments for the second half centered on moving down the end lines and passing back, according to Hill. He said that enabled the team to score twice within a five-minute, second-half span.
“We had our full team back, and it was a bit of a different game,” Broncs’ head coach Anthony Carbajal said. He added that was not the case on Sept. 8, when Spearfish won 7-0.
Carbajal said Belle Fourche’s defense was exceptionally strong on Tuesday. He added three or four close-range shots just missed the mark.
Spearfish boosted its record to 11-0, with Belle Fourche falling to 5-7.
To read all of today's stories, Click here or call 642-2761 to subscribe to our e-edition or home delivery.