The Blue Springs South girls soccer team split a pair of games over the weekend, notching a 1-0 win against Columbia Hickman Saturday and falling to Columbia Rock Bridge 2-1 Friday.
Brie Severns scored her 13th goal of the season in the fourth minute off a free kick from 25 yards out, which ended up being the game-winner against host Hickman.
“We've relied on Brie for much of the early part of this season to do that for us,” South coach Todd Findley said after his team improved to 6-3 overall. “But we've also relied on goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer to save us, which she did again with five saves for the shutout. The trip allowed us to play a deep bench against some new opponents as we continue to improve and gain confidence in one another.”
On Friday, Severns scored again in the 51st minute, but wasn’t enough against the Bruins, who scored in the 19th and 80th minutes.
The winning goal was scored off a header following a free kick.
“Rock Bridge is a good, hard working team and that last goal was fantastic,” Findley said. “We just never really got going.”
LIBERTY NORTH 3, GRAIN VALLEY 1: The Eagles missed a penalty kick with 22 minutes left in the game and it came back to haunt them in a non-conference loss to the Liberty North Monday.
North scored in the seventh and 42nd minutes to take a 2-0 lead. Grain Valley (9-1-1) bounced back when Kailey Larson converted a goal off a Sophie Broockerd assist to cut the lead to one. However, Liberty North put it away with a goal in the 68th minute.
“Tough one for us tonight,” Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. “We had the bulk of possession, but need to be better in the small details of the game. Credit to North. They came in fired up from the opening whistle and brought it to us from a physical standpoint tonight. They were dangerous on the counter attack, and we did not deal with it.”
VAN HORN 5, GRANDVIEW 0: The Falcons improved to 5-3 overall after a non-conference win against Grandview Monday.
Xitalic Aguilar paced the Van Horn offense with two goals; and Kayla Sua, Gloria Guerrero and Mariana Sotil each added one goal.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 3, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 2: Lee’s Summit North was unable to stave off host Ray-Pec after taking a 2-1 lead in a Suburban Big Seven conference loss Monday.
Cara Panarisi scored off a Kaylie Rock assist in the 64th minute to put the Broncos ahead 2-1, but the Panthers scored with five minutes left to tie it and again with two minutes left to win it.
“This was our second straight loss and it was a continuation of some issues our team is having right now,” Broncos coach Ryan Kelley said. “We came out at the start of the match sluggish and struggled to get going.
“After (Panarisi’s goal) Ray-Pec really started to increase their pressure and made it difficult for us to get out of our defensive third. With just under five minutes left Ray-Pec equalized with a shot from just outside the box that went over our goalkeeper’s head. The goal stunned us and Ray-Pec was able to keep us on our heels.”
Kaylie Rock scored to give North (3-4, 1-1 Big Seven) the early lead, but Ray-Pec tied it on a header off a corner kick late in the first half.
OAK GROVE 3, LINCOLN PREP 0: Megan Borland scored two goals to lead Oak Grove to a non-conference home win over Lincoln Prep Monday.
Katie Jennings added a goal as the Panthers improved to 5-3 overall.
Oak Grove’s junior varsity won 2-0.