• Prep soccer roundup: Jaguars cruise into finals

  • The Blue Springs South girls soccer team rolled into the championship of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.

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  • The Blue Springs South girls soccer team rolled into the championship of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.
    Mollie Maupin totaled two goals and four assists and Maddy Chappell added two goals and an assist as the Jaguars routed Sedalia Smith-Cotton 7-0 Monday in Sedalia.
    Emily Griffin also scored two goals and Sarah Freiermuth added the other goal as the Jaguars advanced to Thursday’s championship.
    “It was a nice win on the road and put us in the district finals,” South coach Todd Findley said after his team improved to 11-5-1. ”I feel like we’re peaking right now and I’m real happy with how we’re playing.”
    South goalkeeper Kylie Young made two saves to record the shutout.
    The Jaguars face Columbia Hickman (12-7-1) in the championship at 6 p.m. Thursday in Sedalia. Hickman outlasted Columbia Rock Bridge 2-1 in double overtime Monday. South defeated Hickman 3-0 earlier in the season.
    “I hope luck stays with us,” Findley said.
    GRAIN VALLEY 6, PLEASANT HILL 0: Devan Fairfield and Nathalia Barr posted two goals and an assist apiece as Grain Valley cruised into the Class 2 District 13 finals with a rout of Pleasant Hill Monday at Harrisonville.
    Hannah Eades and Kali Carson scored the other goals as the Eagles (14-5) advanced to Wednesday’s 5:30 p.m. championship against Warrensburg (12-6), a 3-2 winner over Harrisonville.
    “We played extremely well in the final third and scored on our opportunities,” Grain Valley coach Aleana Balistreri said.
    Eagles goalkeeper Darby Scharfenkamp had to make only three saves for the shutout.
    ST. TERESA’S 8, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: St. Teresa’s broke open a close game with six second-half goals to defeat the Bears in the Class 3 District 15 semifinals Monday at the Northgate Soccer Complex.
    “We played a good first half and then ran out of gas,” Chrisman coach John Straub said. “St. Teresa’s is very athletic and moves off the ball real well.”
    Chrisman finished its season at 8-12.
    The Bears advanced to the semifinals with a 4-1 win over North Kansas City Saturday. Makenzie Erickson, Allyssa Kye, Maggie Beem and Lindsey Selemaea each scored a goal as the Bears scored three times in the second half.
    O’HARA 10, ST. MARY’S 0: The Trojans were no match for host O’Hara in the Class 1 District 13 tournament as a 1-5 season came to a close. Summit Christian Academy defeated Oak Grove 8-2 in the other game.

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