Grace Ankrom accomplished a rare feat Tuesday.
She notched a hat trick, all on free kicks, for the Van Horn girls soccer team. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they still fell 6-4 to Marantha Academy in a Crossroads Conference showdown.
Two of those goals came in the first 12 minutes of the game which gave her team a 2-0 lead. Marantha Acdemy tied the game at 2-2 before Karli Schnakenberg scored a goal in the 38th minute to make it 3-2 Van Horn (4-4, 0-2 conference).
The Eagles then scored three unanswered goal in the second half to go up by two goals. Ankrom added another goal in the 70th minute. Marantha Academy scored again in regulation to cap the scoring.
RAYTOWN 4, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: The Bears couldn’t mount much offense against the Blue Jays, who held a 7-1 shots-on-goal advantage during a 4-0 Suburban Middle Six Conference win Tuesday.
Darian Malone scored two of those goals for Raytown, both in the second half. Chrisman (3-4, 2-2) had three shot attempts – two from Maggie Beem and one from Adreon Bell.
Chrisman goalkeeper Sarah Erickson had three saves on the night.
PARK HILL SOUTH 2, TRUMAN 0: The Patriots were only able to get one shot on goal off against the Panthers but it was saved by goalkeeper Brooke Montgomery as Truman fell Tuesday in a Suburban Middle Six contest.
Truman goalkeeper Jessica Curtis made eight saves on the day as South had 10 shots on goal for the game.
"Unfortunately we gave up an early goal and could never get it back,” said Truman coach Jared Byrne, whose team fell to 3-6 overall and 0-1 in the conference. “They made it two on a PK following a controversial call in the box, but we just couldn't get any chances to materialize tonight.”
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 5, ST . TERESA’S 4: St. Teresa’s tied the game at 4-4 with eight minutes left in the game, but the Broncos made up for it when Gianna Plamentere held off a defender and was able to play the ball past the goalkeeper to give her team a 5-4 overtime victory over the defending Class 4 champions Monday.
The Stars scored two goals in the first 3 minutes of the match to take an early lead. They scored again 15 minutes in to make it 3-0, but Palmentere scored with 2 minutes left in the first half to make it 3-1 going into halftime.
North then got three goals from three different players in the second half – Alexis Mitchell, Hallie Hill and Cara Panarisi all scored to make it 4-3. St. Teresa’s scored with 8 minutes left to tie before Panarisi found Palmentere running past the Stars’ back line for a goal.
Keelie Fothergill added three assists for North and Mitchell also had one.