Revenge was sweet for the Blue Springs South girls soccer team. Courtney Codilla’s penalty kick goal in the 79th minute was the difference as the Jaguars opened the season with a 2-1 victory over the Springfield Kickapoo Chiefs Friday.

Revenge was sweet for the Blue Springs South girls soccer team.

Courtney Codilla’s penalty kick goal in the 79th minute was the difference as the Jaguars opened the season with a 2-1 victory over the Springfield Kickapoo Chiefs Friday.

South goalkeeper Kirstie Warren lost her shutout bid with 30 seconds remaining.

Beth Landon’s goal in the 34th minute gave South a 1-0 lead.

“It was great way to start,” South coach Todd Findley said. “We made the trip down there last year in nasty weather and lost 1-0 to Ozark and 3-1 to Kickapoo the same day. We played horribly.

“It was a nice revenge factor for the team to get them at our place. Warren had an outstanding effort in goal. I was proud of the girls. It was a real strong effort and good way to start the year.”

South will host Ozark at 11 a.m. Saturday.

OAK GROVE 4, ST. JOSEPH BENTON 2: Autumn Cochran scored one goal and assisted on another as Oak Grove stopped St. Joseph Benton in the seventh-place game in the Platte County Invitational.

“It was a whole team effort,” Oak Grove coach Calea Bourne said. “The team came together and it was good to see some of the things we had been practicing on happen on the field. We were executing a lot better tonight. We gave a solid effort offensively as well as defensively.”

Haley Hayes, Tara Hamilton and Shelby Badder scored the other goals for Oak Grove, who improved to 2-2.

The Panthers led 2-0 at halftime on the goals by Hayes and Cochran just four minutes apart starting in the 20th minute.