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Examiner
  • Bears open with big win

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  • The season opener couldn’t have gone any better for the William Chrisman girls soccer team.
    Sophomore midfielder Ciera Perez scored a hat trick and Allyssa Kyle and Maggie Beem scored two goals each to lead the Bears to a 10-0 rout of Ruskin Tuesday night.
    “It was good to start the season with a win and looking forward to many, many more,” Chrisman coach John Straub said.
    Makenzie Erikson and Sydney Croucher each added a goal, and the other goal came on an own goal by Ruskin. Jordyn Atagi posted the shutout in goal.
    Chrisman cruised to a 6-0 halftime lead.
    NOTRE DAME DE SION 1, GRAIN VALLEY 0: Tasha Wyche’s goal in the 45th minute stood up for Sion’s home victory.
    “(We) came up short in a very physical game,” Grain Valley coach Aleana Balistreri said. “The girls played a little tired due to a late game last night. We did pretty well defensively but couldn’t make it happen offensively. We couldn’t keep possession long enough to make connections in the attacking third.”
    On Monday, Reighan Childers scored three goals and Samanatha Berg and Kali Carson added one each to power Grain Valley to 5-0 win at Warrensburg.
    Nathalia Barr had two assists and Carson, Childers and Kylie Wagener had one each. Barr assisted on two Childers goals to give the Eagles a 2-0 halftime lead.
    “It was a great first win,” Balistreri said of Monday’s game. “The girls played hard throughout the game despite the cold and sleet. It was a team effort to keep playing aggressively to work the ball up into the final third. Our defense did a fantastic job earning the first shutout of the season.”
    Lindsey Mangum made six saves and Darby Scharfenkamp stopped two shots to combine for the shutout as the Eagles outshot the Tigers 15-8 on goal.
    BLUE SPRINGS 7, HARRISONVILLE 0: Morgan Hensley and Shilah Rainey each scored two goals to lead the Wildcats past Harrisonville Monday in the opening game of the Platte County Tournament.
    Gabi Severns, Mikayle Peterman and Danielle Grisolano also booted in goals for Blue Springs. Lindsey Davis and Mikayla Hoyle teamed for the shutout in goal.
    “I was very happy,” Wildcats coach Doug McLagan said. “Everything went well. We scored some goals. Hopefully, we will get better in the second game.”
    Blue Springs meets host Platte County at 5 p.m. Thursday in the second game of the round-robin, four-team tournament.
    Page 2 of 2 - FORT OSAGE 4, BELTON 2: A slow start and fast finish resulted in a season-opening victory for the Fort Osage girls soccer team. The Indians overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat visiting Suburban Middle Seven rival Belton 4-2 Monday night.
    Marina Rios, Leigh Anne Bartlett, Aspen O’Neal, and Kelsi Schaberg each scored one goal and Zoe Bedsworth had three assists to lead the Indians, who trailed 2-1 at halftime.
    “It was a good game,” Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher said. “We had some nerves. We were down two goals in less than 10 minutes. We created some chances and managed to score four goals and win the game.”
    CENTER 2, VAN HORN 1: Van Horn fell just short in its season opener Monday.
    “They scored twice off of corner kicks when we failed to cover the back post,” Falcons coach Matt Tracy said. “Our defense got us out of some dangerous situations while our offense woke late to score in the last 12 minutes.”
    AnaKaren Corral scored Van Horn’s only goal.

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