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Examiner
  • Barr sparks Eagles to Senior Night win

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  • The Grain Valley girls soccer team has regained its winning ways.
    The Eagles dominated visiting Marshall 7-0 Friday night in bouncing back in a big way from a 6-0 loss to Blue Springs on Thursday.
    Senior Nathalia Barr led the way with three goals and an assist. Kali Carson, Reighan Childers and Abby Winter each had one goal. Carson and Childers also had an assist.
    Grain Valley (6-3) coasted after taking a 3-0 halftime lead. Darby Scharfenkamp made two saves for the shutout.
    "It was a great way to end the week," Grain Valley coach Aleana Balistreri said. "With the tough loss last night, it was nice to get a win. Our defense did extremely well moving the ball around."
    COLUMBIA ROCK BRIDGE 2, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 0: After a scoreless first half, the host Bruins netted goals in the 45th and 63rd minutes for Friday’s non-league victory.
    South fell to 3-2 despite getting three more shots on goal (8-5) than Rock Bridge, as the Jaguars couldn’t convert on four first-half corner kicks, another shot hit the post and the Bruins goalkeeper stopped a breakaway chance. Megan Swanson made three saves in goal for the Jaguars.
    "We didn’t take care of our chances in the first half," Jaguars coach Todd Findley said. "When you let a good team like that stick around, and they’re going to get you.
    "They’re a very good team. It’s kind of like a district preview for us. We were fortunate enough last year to beat them both (Rock Bridge and Columbia Hickman). This early in the season, it’s good see a team like that, to see that we need to play a little better and a little faster to compete with them at districts."
    South plays at Hickman today.
    ST. PIUS X 4, TRUMAN 0: Truman was held to two shots on goal in falling to St. Pius X Friday in the final round of the Kansas City Classic at Pembroke Hill.
    Truman (1-4-2) finished 0-1-2 in the tournament as St. Pius claimed the title.
    "It was a long week with four games, so hopefully we can get some rest and be ready for next week," Patriots coach Jared Byrne said.
    LINCOLN PREP 2, VAN HORN 1: Van Horn suffered a tough loss to host Lincoln Prep Friday. Hannah Bishop scored the goal for Van Horn (2-7).
    "We had many opportunities ins the first half but we couldn’t finish," Van Horn coach Matt Tracy said. "They scored one scrambling in front of our goal and another on a breakaway."
    Page 2 of 2 - LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 3, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 0: Goals by Hannah Bomar, Addie Merrick and Keelie Fothergill lift the Broncos (4-3-2, 3-0) to a Suburban Big Six victory over Ray-Pec Thursday night.
    "(We) showed some maturity in being able to finish off the game in the second half (with two goals)," North coach Ryan Kelley. "We played smart and played our style in the second half to get the victory."

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