The Lee’s Summit North boys soccer team couldn’t overcome Lee’s Summit in an emotional rivalry showdown Wednesday.
The visiting Tigers scored three unanswered goals to break a 1-1 deadlock and down the Broncos in their Suburban Big Seven opener.
“It was a typical rivalry match that saw some intense play and a high level of emotion,” Broncos coach Ryan Kelley said after his team dropped to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the conference. “As the match went along it got more physical and chippy. There were several fouls on both sides and the emotion of the match started to elevate. We didn't handle the play well and started to try and do too much. We got away from our game and what makes us successful.”
Brennon Larsen tied it 1-1 for North in the first half when took the ball on the left flank, cut in toward the middle and fired a shot past the Tigers goalkeeper.
Lee’s Summit (4-0) took the lead before halftime and added a pair of second-half goals to seal the win.
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 2, BLUE SPRINGS 1: Blue Springs played Lee’s Summit West tough in a home loss in its Suburban Big Seven opener Wednesday.
The Wildcats were trailing 2-0 when they failed to convert a penalty kick. A minute later Jose Ramos scored on an assist from Cullen Moore to cut the deficit to one, but the Wildcats could get no closer and dropped to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
OLATHE EAST 2, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 0: The Jaguars fell to 1-3 after a loss to Olathe East Tuesday.
East scored in the 25th minute and 62nd minute.