Nina Stine is on fire.
The Blue Springs South senior scored seven goals in her last three games. Two of those came on Monday in a Suburban Big Six Conference win over Raymore-Peculiar Monday.
She scored in the 20th and 43rd minutes to give her team a 2-0 lead. Both goals were assisted by Mollie Maupin.
Kayla Brashear added a pair goals in the 48th and 57th minutes off assists from Hannah Maupin and Tori Findley. Mallory Kroencke got the fifth goal on a slotted pass from Stine.
South had 16 shots on goal and 10 corner kicks.
"I was concerned that after games Friday night and Saturday morning, we may be a little tired and sore, but that was not the case at all,” said Jaguars coach Todd Findley, whose team improved to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the conference. “Megan Swanson earned her fifth shutout on the season and third in three games, making five saves, at least two of which were sure goals. Nina Stine continued her scoring barrage. That gives her 15 goals in eight games. She’s on pace to break the school's season scoring record.”
Stine had herself a pair of stellar soccer games Friday and Saturday in Columbia, too.
She had a total of five goals and one assist in two games as the Jaguars defeated Columbia Hickman 3-0 Saturday and Columbia Rock Bridge 4-0 Friday in Columbia.
Megan Swanson recorded two shutouts in goal for South.
Stine scored her first goal in the 10th minute on a long shot off a deflected ball from the Hickman goalkeeper. She also scored on a penalty kick and from an assist from Brashear.
"The 10:30 (a.m.) start had me wondering how we would come out and play early,” Findley said. “The girls answered with great possession and energy. Nina's speed and strength is hard to deal with. The back line played well together with Megan and controlled their attack. Our midfield dominated possession, and the forwards are really learning their runs. I'm proud of how we played this weekend and excited to see if we've improved enough to take on a difficult week of conference games.”
Against Columbia Rock Bridge, Kroencke got the scoring started with a goal in the 12th minute off an assist from Stine. Maupin knocked in a free kick in the 30th minute to make it 2-0. Stine scored off an assist from Kroencke and got an unassisted score in the second half.
PLEASANT HILL 5, GRAIN VALLEY 3: Grain Valley got off to a slow start and couldn't recover in a Missouri River Valley Conference West loss to the Chicks Monday.
The Eagles (6-2, 2-1 MRVC West) fell behind 3-0 in the first 25 minutes of the game, but the Eagles got goals from Marissa Schmitt, Abby Berg and Rylan Childers in the second half to help cut the lead to 4-3 with 7 minutes left in the game. But the Eagles gave up another goal soon after.
"Credit to Pleasant Hill, they flat out out-worked us tonight," Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. "We knew they were going to be a big test going in. We have to figure out a way to come out stronger in the first half."LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH: 2, BLUE SPRINGS 0: The Broncos benefited from an own goal by the Wildcats and a goal from Sarah Peters to capture a 2-0 Suburban Big Six victory Friday.
North improved to 8-2 and 3-0 in the conference and Blue Springs fell to 3-3-1 and 0-3 in the conference.
“We controlled the play for most of the night,” North coach Ryan Kelley said. “Blue Springs did a good job defending in the final third and made it difficult for us to get great looks on goal. Their goalkeeper made a few good saves that kept the score close. On the first goal Alexis Mitchell hit a cross toward the back post that hit the leg of a Wildcat defender and it went into the goal. The second goal came off a corner kick that Mitchell drove into the box. Keely Adams got to the ball after it was headed by a Blue Springs defender and was able to get enough of her leg on the ball to redirect it over the goalie and into the net.”