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Examiner
  • Patriots make it back-to-back wins

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  • The Truman girls soccer team is on a winning streak.
    Two Sonya McCaslin goals and one by Laura Carpio lifted Truman (3-9-2) to a 3-2 nonconference victory over visiting Belton Tuesday. Ashley Peña had two assists and McCaslin one.
    “It was good to get two wins in a row,” Truman coach Jared Byrne said. “We came out with a lot of intensity but let up before the game was over. We moved the ball well and combined to create some good chances.”
    McCaslin’s second goal with 18 minutes remaining proved to be the game winner.
    BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 3, LIBERTY 2: Nina Stine completed a hat trick in the fifth minute of overtime, giving the Jaguars a dramatic Suburban Big Six win at home.
    The freshman forward also forced overtime with 21 seconds left, booting a shot inside the far post after Hannah Larson played a ball deep down the right side.
    “Just a beautiful shot to pick our spirits up,” South coach Todd Findley said.
    Stine’s game-winner came when she took a pass from Emily Griffin, dribbled from left to right across the top of the penalty box, got a step on her defender and unleashed a right-footer that raised South’s record to 6-8-1 overall and 3-5 in conference play.
    “It was totally a team effort,” Findley said. “Over the last few weeks we’ve had some tough games, and we’ve been looking for that individual player to put us over the top, and credit to Nina, she put us on her back and won the game.”
    Stine’s first goal came in the seventh minute off a Sarah Smedley assist. Liberty’s Emily O’Hair tied things in the 15th minute off a Kaitlyn Clark assist, and Clark scored unassisted in the 75th for the Blue Jays (5-11-1, 1-5).
    The Jaguars owned a 10-4 advantage in shots on goal, and Megan Swanson made a pair of saves.
    OAK PARK 2, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: Host Oak Park bested William Chrisman 5-4 in a shootout to emerge with the Suburban Middle Seven victory.
    Allyssa Kyle scored the only goal for Chrisman (6-9, 2-6).
    Oak Park posted a 1-0 junior varsity victory.
    FORT OSAGE 9, NORTH KANSAS CITY 2: Fort Osage had it easy with the host Hornets in a Suburban Middle Seven match.
    Sara Alter, Emily Jungmeyer, Leigh-Anne Bartlett and Breanna Eison each scored two goals and Ashton O’Neill one in the rout. Fort Osage (11-6-2, 7-2) coasted after taking a 4-0 halftime lead.
    Page 2 of 2 - “We played well and created a lot of chances,” Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher said. “Everybody got a chance to play.
    Fort Osage was a 1-0 junior varsity winner.

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