It didn’t come easy, but the Blue Springs South girls soccer team opened Suburban Big Seven play with a 2-1 victory over St. Joseph Central.

It didn’t come easy, but the Blue Springs South girls soccer team opened Suburban Big Seven play with a 2-1 victory over St. Joseph Central.

Second-half goals by Jordan McNamara and Kelly Voigt gave the Jaguars the victory.

“A win is a win,” South coach Todd Findley said after his team improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Big Seven. “We’ll take a win any day in conference. We are still looking to work on our finishing. We had 26 shots on goal. That should have led to more goals.”

McNamara scored off an assist from Marissa Robb in the 47th minute. Five minutes later, Voigt knocked in a goal on a pass from Peri Irwin for the game-winner.

The junior varsity game also was claimed by South 3-0.

FORT OSAGE 2, RAYTOWN SOUTH 1: Ciara Howerton’s unassisted goal in the ninth minute of the first 10-minute overtime gave Fort Osage the victory in the Suburban Middle Six opener for the teams.

Fort Osage (1-1) tied the score 1-1 in the 51st minute when Kristin Worley scored on an assist from Howerton.

“It was a difficult win,” Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher said. “The wind made it difficult. The girls fought hard. I was proud of the way the girls came back to win the game.”

PEMBROKE HILL 9, OAK GROVE 0: Caffrey Brooks scored four goals and Elizabeth Wayda added three to power visiting Pembroke Hill to the easy victory over Oak Grove at Panther Stadium.

“They had the wind advantage in the first half but the girls worked real hard,” Oak Grove coach Calea Bourne said. “(Keeper) Sam Crawford had a wonderful game. They had a lot of shots on her. It was tough team for us.”