A complete game – with a big hand from a backup goalkeeper – led to a satisfying win for the Blue Springs South boys soccer team Monday night.

A complete game – with a big hand from a backup goalkeeper – led to a satisfying win for the Blue Springs South boys soccer team Monday night.
Kyle Young assisted on the game-tying goal and then scored the game-winner with about six minutes left as the host Jaguars rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to down Liberty 2-1 in a Suburban Big Seven match.
“It was our best game by far – a full 80 minutes of soccer,” South coach Jon Grice said. “Play by play we outworked our opponents. It shows what hard work will do.”
Jason Fischer took over in goal for the Jaguars and, with help from his defense, blanked the Blue Jays over the final 66 minutes after Kamron Wyatt scored an unassisted goal in the 14th minute to put Liberty ahead.
“Our backs played well and our reserve keeper had a phenomenal game,” Grice said. “We will use this momentum to go into districts.”
Benton Johnson scored on the assist from Young in the 65th minute to tie it. Young then scored on a pass from Zane Christenson nine minutes later to put the Jaguars ahead.
Liberty won the junior varsity match, 2-1.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 4, BLUE SPRINGS 0: A weak offensive showing doomed visiting Blue Springs in a Suburban Big Seven loss to Raymore-Peculiar.
The Wildcats managed just one shot on goal while dropping to 13-8 overall and 6-5 in the conference.
“We didn’t play very well; they were the better team tonight,” Wildcats coach Michael Palermo said. “Ray-Pec outplayed our midfield and we couldn’t stop their forwards.”
The Wildcats did hold Ray-Pec scoreless for a half, but Jeron Fowler scored the only goal the Panthers would need in the 48th minute. Josh Ogrin added a goal and an assist and Jeremiah Smith and Cole Prather also scored for Ray-Pec.
The junior varsity teams played to a scoreless tie.
OAK PARK 10, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: Host Oak Park clinched at least a tie for the Suburban Big Six championship with an easy victory over William Chrisman.
“We had a lot of freshmen get some playing experience because of a conflict with another school activity,” Chrisman coach John Straub said. “But the boys played hard and lost to a great team.”
Cam Niederhauser and Lou Misner each scored two goals for the Northmen, who improved to 8-1 in the conference.
Oak Park broke to a 5-0 halftime lead. The game was stopped in the 72nd minute because of the 10-goal mercy rule.
Chrisman finished regular season play 2-19 and 0-10 in the conference. The Bears were coming off a tough weekend of 2-0 and 3-1 losses to Rolla and Waynesville, respectively.
Oak Park was a 6-0 junior varsity winner.