The Blue Springs South boys soccer team was battling a rash of injuries but still got a win in its tournament opener Monday.
The Jaguars scored two first-half goals and hung on for a 3-1 victory over St. Michael the Archangel in the opening game of the Blue Springs South Invitational.
“I was pleased with how we made adjustments at half and got our offense going again,” Jaguars coach Jon Grice said. “The boys battled hard against a well-coached team in St Michael, and I'm proud of their efforts and the result. We are anxiously awaiting the return of some key injured players but tonight the boys fought for a tough win, in spite of our injuries.”
Tommy Johnson scored off an assist from Brett Vaughn in the 23rd minute to put the Jaguars ahead 1-0.
Dylan Shuker scored off a Zian Trober assist in the 29th minute for a 2-0 lead, but Dan Jakobe scored for St. Michael to cut the Guardians’ deficit in half by halftime.
Chris Smoot sealed the win for South when he scored off a John Hurley assist in the 55th minute.