The road in Suburban Big Six girls soccer continues to be tough.
Blue Springs South, ranked No. 10 in the Class 4 state poll, dropped a 1-0 conference decision to host Lee’s Summit West a day ahead of meeting No. 1 state-ranked Lee’s Summit.
The Jaguars had a 6-5 advantage in shots on goal, but the Titans slipped a direct kick from 30 yards out over the head of Jaguars goalkeeper Megan Swanson in the first half for the game’s lone goal.
“After losing to Lee’s Summit West earlier in the year, we came out much stronger in this rematch,” Jaguars coach Todd Findley said after his team fell to 9-4-1 overall and 4-3 in the conference. “The girls played with great effort and work rate. I'm so proud of their energy and teamwork. We outshot the Titans 6-5, unfortunately they were just a bit better in the end. Sometimes, when two good teams play, a free kick can be the difference in the game. We've played well in the conference and look to bounce back tomorrow night.”
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 3, BLUE SPRINGS 0: Gianna Palmentere scored two goals as No. 5-ranked Lee’s Summit North blanked Blue Springs in a Suburban Big Six contest Tuesday at North.
Sarah Peters and Anna Schwartz combined for the shutout in goal as the Broncos improved to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in the conference.
Addie Merrick scored the other goal, while Keelie Fothergill added two assists and Liz Bales had one.
Blue Springs, which also suffered a 2-0 loss to Kearney on Monday, dropped to 3-8-1 overall and 0-6 in Big Six play.