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Examiner
  • Indians stay unbeaten in Middle Seven

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  • The Fort Osage girls soccer team took the tough way to remain undefeated in the Suburban Middle Seven.
    Marina Rios’ unassisted goal with 15 minutes remaining lifted the Indians to a 2-1 home victory over Raytown Tuesday night.
    “It was a good win,” Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher said. ”We played well and created a lot of chances. Megan Jackson made several good saves. We deserved to win.”
    Leigh-Anne Bartlett scored Fort Osage’s other goal on an assist from Ashton O’Neal as the Indians improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in conference with their sixth straight win.
    Fort Osage eked out a 1-0 junior varsity victory.
    GRAIN VALLEY 11, OAK GROVE 1: Oak Grove never had a chance.
    Nathalia Barr scored four goals to lead the Eagles to a Missouri River Valley Conference West rout over host Oak Grove Tuesday night.
    Kali Carson scored three goals and assisted on two and Reighan Childers added two goals and three assists for the Eagles (7-3, 2-0 MRVC West), who led 6-1 at halftime. Samantha Berg and Kiley Wagener each added a goal.
    Carley Doss scored the lone Oak Grove goal in the sixth minute to tie it, but Childers scored four minutes later to put Grain Valley ahead for good. The game was stopped in the 61st minute because of the 10-goal mercy rule.
    “It was an all-around team effort to pull out the conference win,” Grain Valley coach Aleana Balistreri said.
    Grain Valley was a 6-2 junior varsity winner.
    VAN HORN 2, MARANATHA ACADEMY 1: Hannah Bishop scored a goal with 20 seconds remaining to lift host Van Horn to the Crossroads Conference victory.
    Cathy Allen scored the other goal for Van Horn (3-7, 1-0). The teams were tied 1-1 at halftime.
    LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 4, TRUMAN 0: Four different players scored first-half goals to power visiting Lee’s Summit West to the Suburban Middle Six victory Tuesday night.
    Truman (1-5-2, 0-2) couldn’t solve the tough West defense for a shot on goal.
    “We did not come out with enough intensity first half and allowed easy chances,” Patriots coach Jared Byrne said. “West took advantage and got four pretty easy goals. Our attitude and effort was much better second half, but we had too big of a hole to come back. We are improving, and I was proud of how we came out second half.”
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