Blue Springs South keeps making it close.
But the Jaguars keep losing close ones.
South kept it close until host Lee’s Summit scored in the 57th minute to claim a 3-1 girls soccer victory Tuesday.
“We’re trying to fight through a little slump here,” Jaguars coach Todd Findley said after his team fell to 5-7-1 overall and 2-4 in the tough Suburban Big Six. “We play well enough to hang in there for most of the game against these good teams, but we need to break through some time.”
Goals by Courtney Killian and Annie Shackelford put the host Tigers up 2-0 in the first 24 minutes, but South’s Mollie Maupin answered with an unassisted goal in the 26th minute to cut the deficit to one.
Maddie Souder, though, scored an insurance goal in the 57th minute and Lee’s Summit (6-3-1) hung on for the win.
“We played good soccer for a good deal of the game, but after that third goal they made it very tough on us defensively,” Findley said. “Their defense was stifling after that.”
WINNETONKA 2, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: The visiting Griffins outscored the Bears 4-2 in penalty kicks to claim Tuesday’s non-league contest at Independence All-School Stadium.
Makenzie Erikson’s unassisted goal in the 27th minute gave Chrisman (6-7) the lead, but Kara Costanzo answered in the 39th to produce a halftime tie and the teams battled through a scoreless second half and 20 minutes of overtime.
Jordyn Atagi made two saves in goal, as the Bears had four shots on goal to three for Winnetonka (9-7).
OAK PARK 2, FORT OSAGE 1: The host Oakies scored two minutes into the second overtime period to post Tuesday’s Suburban Middle Seven win.
Oak Park grabbed an early lead in the third minute, and Fort Osage’s Leigh-Anne Bartlett tied the game in the 30th with an unassisted goal.
“It was a good game; I’m really pleased with how the girls played,” Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher said after his team fell to 10-5-2 overall and 6-2 in the conference. “We had opportunities to win the game and Oak Park managed to get one, so credit to them. I think we were a little unfortunate.”
PARK HILL SOUTH 4, TRUMAN 0: The host Truman Patriots couldn’t manage a shot on goal in a Suburban Middle Six loss to the Panthers Tuesday.
“The score is disappointing, as we battled hard all game but just made a few too many mistakes,” Truman coach Jared Byrne said. “We gifted a great Park Hill South team two easy goals in the first half. We were taking away a lot of their offense, but they exposed us early in the second and the game got out of reach.
“I was proud of how hard the girls worked throughout the game, and I think we gained some much-needed confidence tonight.”
Madi Sanders scored on a penalty kick in the 10th minute and Erica Timmerman scored with just three seconds left in the half to put the Panthers ahead 2-0 at halftime. Truman, outshot 14-0, fell to 1-8-2 overall and 0-5 in the league.