• Prep soccer roundup: Keeper leads Van Horn to upset win

  • Senior Thomas Carodine IV excelled in goal.

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  • Senior Thomas Carodine IV excelled in goal.
    As a result, the Van Horn boys soccer team upset Winnetonka 1-0 Thursday night at the Northgate Soccer Complex.
    “He did a great job,” said Van Horn coach Greg McGhee of Carodine, who was credited with 14 saves in posting his second career shutout. “The defense played superb.”
    Roland Mejia, on Luis Rodriguez’ assist, scored in the 23rd minute. The Falcons improved to 5-12-4.
    BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 3, PARK HILL 2: The Jaguars (7-8) pulled out a victory in a physical match Thursday at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium.
    Ryan Poertner scored South’s first goal in the 10th minute, Josh Tate added another 10 minutes later off an assist from Jacob Gowan and Bryce Childers provided another score in the 65th minute with Tate notching the assist.
    “It was fairly heated,” South coach Jon Grice said. “We did a good job of keeping our composure. That’s been a point of emphasis for us lately.”
    HARRISONVILLE 3, GRAIN VALLEY 2: Host Harrisonville thwarted Grain Valley’s Missouri River Valley Conference West title hopes with the shootout victory Thursday.
    The Wildcats outshot the Eagles (9-7, 6-2) in the shootout.
    Jake Desselle had one goal and one assist, Michael Pellham one goal and Trent Squires an assist in accounting for the Grain Valley scoring.
    RAYTOWN 2, FORT OSAGE 1: Raytown scored a goal in the first 10-minute overtime period to hand host Fort Osage (9-6-1, 4-3-1) a Suburban Middle Seven loss.
    Richmond Forbis’ penalty kick goal in the 74th minute enabled Fort Osage to send the game into overtime.
    “It was a competitive game,” Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher said. “Overtimes are always tough.”
    PARK HILL 4, TRUMAN 2: All of the scoring came in the first half as host Park Hill held on for a Suburban Middle Six victory Wednesday night.
    Greger Dalheim and Guillermo Rodriguez scored the goals for Truman (10-7, 4-4).
    “I think we proved again that we can play with anyone,” Truman coach Jared Byrne said. “We are still trying to get to that next level of winning those close games. My guys are working extremely hard and dealing with a lot of adversity.”
    BLUE SPRINGS 4, LEE’S SUMMIT 2: Seniors Clay Cook, Zach Byrd and Kyle Brown each scored a goal and sophomore Connor Wheeler scored what proved to be the game-winner as the Wildcats defeated Lee’s Summit in a Suburban Big Six match Wednesday night.
    Cook and Carlos Vasquez each had an assist while Julian Ramirez and Nilson Rios stood out on defense for the Wildcats (6-7, 3-5).
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