The Van Horn boys soccer team overcame a slick field to stay undefeated.
Luis Mejia had a goal and an assist to help the eighth-ranked Falcons improve to 21-0 with a 3-0 non-conference victory over host Pleasant Hill Tuesday night.
“It was very cold and the field was slick, so I was glad we got out of there with a win,” Van Horn coach Jesus Rodriguez said. “We outplayed them for most of the game, but we didn’t really get the offense going until the second half.”
Julio Rios to a through pass from Angel DeAvila and shot on goal. The Roosters goalie saved it but Rios knocked in the rebound off his own shot for the only goal the Falcons would need in the 20th minute.
Mejia knocked in a rebound in the 55th minute for a 2-0 lead. Mejia then assisted on Raynalso Jean-Pierre’s goal in the 65th minute to seal the victory.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 6, RUSKIN 1: William Chrisman only scored two goals in its last seven games coming into the game against Ruskin on Tuesday.
The Bears finally got the offense going in a 6-1 Suburban Middle Six victory at home.
Adam Hamilton led Chrisman (5-12, 2-8 Middle Six) with two goals. Bradley Steele, Braxton Saye, Michael Palomino and Bryan Sontay each had one.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 5, GRAIN VALLEY 1: The Eagles fell to 10-8 overall and 5-3 in the Missouri River Valley Conference West in a loss against the Tigers Tuesday.
Jack Knust scored the only goal for the Eagles.
“We were outplayed by a very physical and direct team tonight,” Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. “All credit to them. No sugarcoating for us – this is the worst display of mental toughness in my five years here. Unacceptable to give in the way we did late in the game after falling behind. We are confident in this group to get it corrected quickly.”
NORTH KANSAS CITY 3, FORT OSAGE 1: The Indians suffered just their third loss of the season in a loss to the Hornets Tuesday in a Suburban Middle Six contest.
Dylan Stillwell scored the only goal for Fort Osage (14-3, 6-2 conference).
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 4, BLUE SPRINGS 1: The Wildcats remained winless as they fell to 0-16 after a Suburban Big Seven loss to the Panthers Monday.
Valentin Mpanga scored the lone goal for Blue Springs (0-8 Big Seven).
Blue Springs’ junior varsity team also lost 3-0.