The Grain Valley girls soccer team continued its hot start to the season and got goals from five different players in a 9-0 win over Maryville Monday.
Senior Rylan Childers notched a hat trick and had an assist, Marissa Schmitt and Kailey Larson had two goals each and Kierra Arndorfer and Kailey Boyer each had one goal.
Raena Childers had a game-best three assists.
“The girls played well tonight as we were able to rotate girls in and out of the game, and spread around the playing time,” said Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol, whose team improved to 4-0-1 overall with the non-conference home win. “We are still in the early learning phase of the season with lots to work on.”
NOTRE DAME DE SION 2, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 0: In the semifinals of the Bob Durig Memorial Mo-Kan Challenge at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, the Broncos ran into a No. 3 nationally ranked Storm team and fell in a tough matchup.
“We played a solid match and that showed that we can match up against some of the top teams in the area,” North coach Ryan Kelley said. “The girls did not hang their heads and started to battle back. We created multiple quality chances and we had several shots on goal in the final 10 minutes but were unable to find the back of the net.”
On Saturday, the Broncos rolled to a 4-0 victory over Blue Valley Northwest in the first round of the tournament.
Kaylie Rock paced the offense with two goals and Madelyn Robinson and Sydney Allen had one each. Madison Baker notched the shutout in goal.
“We came out and built on our performance from last Tuesday,” Kelley said. “We had better organization on both sides of the ball and that led to more scoring chances. (Blue Valley Northwest) had a couple of set pieces that were dangerous, but Madison Baker did a good job in goal of helping clear the ball. Our back line of Halie Martin, Emma Willard, Hailey Englund, Harper Manley and Katie Shatzer did a great job of cutting off the penetrating passes and defending in one-on-one situations.”
PARK HILL SOUTH 3, TRUMAN 0: The Patriots fell to 2-2 on the season after a loss to the Panthers Monday.
All four of South’s goals came off set pieces.