Fort Osage freshman forward Aliyah Ayala is proving to be one of the best young players in the Kansas City area.
She scored two goals, including the game-winner on a penalty kick in overtime, to lift the Indians to a 3-2 win over Suburban Middle Six foe Staley Tuesday.
Emma Hogland notched the other goal for the Indians (5-1) as the her team was tied with the Falcons at 1 at halftime and 2-2 at the end of regulation.
NOTRE DAME DE SION 2, GRAIN VALLEY 1: The Eagles came close to knocking off state powerhouse Notre Dame de Sion Tuesday, but the Storm were able to score 3 minutes into overtime in a 2-1 Eagles non-conference loss.
Rylan Childers scored off an Abby Berg assist in the fifth minute to put Grain Valley ahead early. The Storm tied it with a goal in the 10th minute before winning it in overtime.
“Very proud of the effort the girls put forth tonight,” said Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol, whose team fell to 9-2-1. “ It was not an easy task having to play Lee’s Summit North, Liberty North, and Sion in a five-day stretch. Our fatigue definitely set in second half. It was a great learning experience against a great team that we hope to learn and build from gearing up for the rest of the season.”
PARK HILL 2, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 1: The Jaguars took the Trojans to the wire, but Park Hill got a goal in the final minute of double overtime to down Blue Springs South in a Suburban Big Seven matchup Tuesday.
Kiara Scharfer scored South’s lone goal in the 74th minute off an assist from Brie Severns
“This tough conference matchup was perhaps our most complete game of the year so far,” said South coach Todd Findley, whose team fell to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference. “Alaina Werremeyer was great in goal, the backs played terrific defense against one of the best forwards in the area, our midfield had their best possession game and the forwards were extremely dangerous tonight. I'm extremely proud of the girls for how they've come together this year and for their positive attitudes.”
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3, VAN HORN 1: The Falcons fell to 5-4 on the season and 0-2 in the Crossroads Conference after a loss at Maranatha Christian Academy Tuesday.
Gloria Guerrero scored the Falcons’ only goal in the second half after the team was trailing 2-0 at halftime.