Roundup of area high school boys soccer games
Van Horn got itself ready for district play with a big win Thursday.
The Falcons (14-10-1) closed the regular season with a 5-1 win over visiting Center at Truman High School.
Yacine Hamchaoui scored four of Van Horn’s goals, giving him 63 for the season. Ricardo Sanchez – who also had an assist – added the other tally.
“This was a fantastic game to get ready for districts Saturday,” Falcons coach Chris Corrie said. “Our keeper (Anthony Ruelas) had an outstanding game and saved a penalty kick as well.”
BLUE SPRINGS 1, LEE’S SUMMIT 0: Blue Springs played spoiler in the regular season and Suburban Big Seven finale Thursday.
The visiting Wildcats upset Lee’s Summit, preventing the Tigers from winning the Suburban Big Seven. The Tigers (9-3) lost the title by a half game to Lee’s Summit North (9-2-1).
Parker Oles scored the lone goal of the game in the 23rd minute. Keaton McCoy stopped seven shots to preserve the shutout for the Wildcats (14-7, 7-5 Big Seven).
“We played well in the first half,” Wildcats coach Michael Palermo said. “We know how good Lee’s Summit is. We did whatever we could to end on a positive note with a win against a strong team.”
Lee’s Summit won the JV game, 2-0.
RAYTOWN SOUTH 2, FORT OSAGE 0: A bad start sends Fort Osage into district play on the heels of back-to-back losses.
Irvin Ortiz scored in the third minute, while Derek Blevins added one in the 11th minute to pick up a Suburban Middle Six win for the Cardinals.
“It was another frustrating conference game for us,” said Indians coach Andrew Fletcher, who watched his team fall to 1-8 in the Middle Six. “We conceded the first goal on a sloppy defensive error. The second was from a good offensive effort. We had multiple chances to score later. It was also Senior Night and they all played pretty well.”
The loss means Fort Osage (10-11) will have to win two district games to clinch a .500 season.
The JV game ended in a 1-1 tie.