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Examiner
  • Panthers claw Eagles

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  • The Raymore-Peculiar girls soccer team was tough opponent for host Grain Valley. The Panthers rode a 4-0 halftime lead to a 5-1 victory Thursday night.
    The Eagles’ only goal came in the 64th minute by Samantha Berg with Nathalia Barr getting the assist.
    "We really struggled in the first half to get anything together,” Eagles coach Aleana Balistreri said. “In the second half the girls played much better and got in one late goal.”
    The loss dropped the Eagles to 7-4. Baylie Edwards scored three goals to lead the Panthers.
    Ray-Pec was a 7-0 junior varsity winner.
    PARK HILL SOUTH 5, TRUMAN 0: Ashton Anderson and Shay Jackson each scored two goals to pace the host Trojans to the easy Suburban Big Six victory. Truman slipped to 1-6-2 and 0-3.
    “Park Hill South is an extremely talented team,” Truman coach Jared Byrne said. “We have them too many chances in the first half, and they took advantage. Second half was much better, and we are definitely improving.”
    HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 4, VAN HORN 2: Cathy Allen’s two goals weren’t enough as Van Horn suffered a Crossroads Conference defeat on the road.
    “We didn’t win the middle, and they kept the pressure on,” Falcons coach Matt Tracy said after Van Horn fell to 3-8 and 1-1.
    BLUE SPRINGS 3, LEE’S SUMMIT 1: The Wildcats bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Blue Springs South with a Suburban Big Six win on the road Wednesday.
    Blue Springs (7-2, 2-2 Big Six) trailed 1-0 at halftime before a second-half barrage. Morgan Hensley scored off a Hannah Goddard assist and then assisted on Shilah Rainey’s goal. Gabi Severns scored off another Goddard assist.
    ST. TERESA’S 3, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 0: Lee’s Summit North stayed close with the No. 1-ranked team in the nation but couldn’t get past the Stars Wednesday.
    “Put up a good fight,” Broncos coach Ryan Kelley said. “We were able to create a couple of chances in the first half and had a chance to tie the game but a shot from Keelie Fothergill went wide.”
    St. Teresa’s scored twice in the final 20 minutes to pull away.
    On Tuesday, Fothergill scored one goal and assisted on another and Hannah Bomar scored on Laken Tedrow’s assist to lead the Broncos to a 2-0 victory over Liberty.
    North improved to 4-0 in the Suburban Big Six with four shutouts. Goalkeeper Bailey Doerflnger made four saves to post the shutout.

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