Bryce Childers’ unassisted goal in the 60th minute gave visiting Blue Springs South a 3-2 victory at Kearney on Monday.
Jacob Gowan scored on Jason Ingram’s assist and scored five minutes later on a penalty kick, giving South (3-1-1) a 2-0 halftime lead.
“I’m happy with the result but the second half was sloppy and we have to do better,” South coach Jon Grice said. “We did a good job at times with defense. I’m proud of the effort put forth by the boys. Senior goalkeeeper Nick Shafer made some very big saves at the end of the game to keep the lead.”
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH TOURNAMENT: On Saturday, Blue Springs South downed Raytown South 3-1 with finish in fourth place at its own tournament.
After the Cardinals scored in the fifth minute, Gowan responded in the 19th off a Sam Derksen assist. Childers put the Jaguars in front in the 65th on a Ryan Poertner assist. Gowan added an unassisted goal in the 77th minute. Blue Springs South’s defense held Ray-South to just four shots on goal.
“I thought we, as a team, recovered well from Thursday’s game (blowout loss to Rockhurst),” Grice said. “The kids played hard, and after giving up the first goal of the game, settled in and took care of business.
“Raytown South is very well-coached and has some dangerous high school players. We certainly had our work cut out for us today. I’m proud of the boys’ resolve and ability to come out today and play hard and together as a team.
Lee’s Summit West thumped Rockhurst 6-1 to win the tournament with 20 overall points. Rockhurst was second with 15, followed by St. Pius X (13), South (10), Lee’s Summit (6) and Ray-South (1).
TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN 6, PLAZA HEIGHTS 1: Seth Sanders booted in three goals and added an assist and Grant Guinn added two goals Friday at the Independence Athletic Complex as Tri-City improved to 4-1 with the win over Plaza Heights Christian.
Guinn’s first goal came in the third minute, and Sanders scored in the 10th and 12th minutes. Guinn scored again in the 35th and Sanders in the 39th before halftime.
Alex Ruiz, who assisted on three first-half goals, scored off Sanders’ assist in the 67th. Grant Guinn and Garret Guinn also had assists for Tri-City.
Alex Anderson recorded four saves and Easton Jones three in goal.