Reighan Childers scored the game’s first three goals as Grain Valley’s girls soccer team went on to shut out Excelsior Springs with Tuesday’s 7-0 Missouri River Valley Conference win at home.
Childers scored in the 14th, 17th and 34th minute for the Eagles (4-1, 2-0), and Rylan Childers also scored before halftime. Samantha Berg had two goals and Rylan Childers another tally in the second half.
Berg, Rylan Childers, Haley Hunter, Marissa Schmitt and Kailey Boyer all had assists. Grain Valley held a 17-4 advantage in shots on goal and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks, and goalkeeper Lindsey Mangum made four saves.
“Great team win with awesome possession on our back line,” Grain Valley coach Aleana Balistreri said. "Excelsior Springs had several good shots in which our keeper came up huge for us to save and earned us the shutout. It was a pretty physical game but the girls played aggressively to win each and every ball.”
The junior varsity teams tied 2-2.
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 4, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 2: After a scoreless first half, West shot out to a 3-0 lead in the second half on its way to Tuesday’s Suburban Big Six win.
Kassie Newsom scored in the 41st minute, Grace Heenan in the 51st and Newsom again in the 53rd for the Titans (3-2, 1-0 Big Six). South (3-2, 2-1) got on board on Emily Griffin’s goal in the 61st, assisted by Mollie Maupin.
West’s Baylee Arcuri made it 4-1 in the 78th minute, and Maupin (assisted by Griffin) provided the final goal in the 80th.
“West is a great team with speed, possession and a dangerous attack,” South coach Todd Findley said. “We played sluggish at the start but held to 0-0. We couldn’t keep them off the board in the second half but fought back hard to get a few goals back.
“We were challenged by a strong LSW group, and we’ll need to learn to play at their pace to compete at that level.”
South’s Megan Swanson made 11 saves, while West counterpart Addison Besermin had five.
SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 10, VAN HORN 0: Van Horn fell to 0-3 with Tuesday’s road loss.