The Fort Osage girls soccer team is now battling for a Suburban Middle Seven title.
Leigh Anne Bartlett scored in overtime to lift the Indians to a big 3-2 victory over host Liberty North Tuesday at Liberty Middle School.
"Defensively we were great and well organized and we made the most of our chances,” Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher said. “Great win for us and the program.”
The Indians improved to 8-6-1 overall and moved into a tie for first place in the conference at 5-1.
Bartlett scored an early goal, and Marina Rios scored late in regulation time to force overtime.
Fort Osage also won the junior varsity game 1-0 on a goal by Mya Sams.
VAN HORN 6, BARSTOW 5: Karli Schnakenberg headed in a goal in the final minute to cap a hat trick and lift Van Horn past Barstow Tuesday.
Schnakenberg finished with three goals and Grace Ankrom had two as the Falcons held on after a 2-1 halftime lead to improve to 5-5 overall.
Marae Kroeger scored the other goal for the Falcons.
GRAIN VALLEY 3, HARRISONVILLE 0: Kailey Boyer scored a hat trick for Grain Valley, spearheading a Missouri River Valley Conference West win against the Wildcats Tuesday.
First goal came midway through the first half when Boyer finished off a through ball from Rylan Childers. Boyer scored her second in the 65th minute by running onto a flicked header from Childers. Boyer added a third just 5 minutes later after bringing down a cross from Samantha Berg.
“Our best overall performance in a couple weeks,” Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. “Brought back some of the intensity and grit that we had been lacking the last few matches. Great for Kailey to get back on the scoresheet.”
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 6, LIBERTY 0: Talk about balance.
The Broncos got goals from six different players during a non-conference win over Liberty Tuesday.
Keelie Fothergill got the scoring started by taking a pass on the left flank, beating a defender and finishing her opportunity. A couple minutes later, Fothergill got past the defender on the left flank again and centered a pass for Alexis Mitchell to finish.
The Broncos got a goal from Gianna Palmentere off a scramble in front of the goal followed by a free kick goal from Addisyn Merrick. Halle Hill finished the scoring in the first half by getting on the end of a penetrating pass and playing the ball past the Liberty goalkeeper. In the second half, Madelyn Robinson got a goal as the Broncos controlled the possession and helped to end the match.
Palmentere, Robinson, Lori Brown and Mitchell also had assists for North (9-4). Sarah Peters and Anna Schwartz combined for the shutout in the net.
PARK HILL 3, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 2: The Jaguars got off to a slow start and went down 2-0 in the first half. The team got a pair of goals in the second, but it wasn’t enough in a 3-2 loss to the Trojans Tuesday in the Blue Springs South Tournament at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium.
Nina Stine scored a goal for South on a tuck on a breakaway and Taylor Gardner earned her first goal of the season as a defender following an assist from Sarah Freiermuth.
“We started out slow in the first half and it cost us,” South coach Todd Findley said. “Their energy was much better than ours in the half and their forwards put a lot of pressure on our backs. We got better in the second half and started playing more aggressively. We finally started working together and won a lot of 50-50s and played more like we are used to.”
STALEY 3, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: Morgan Bauman scored a goal for Chrisman, but it wasn’t enough in a Suburban Middle Seven loss to the Falcons Tuesday.
Maggie Beem got the assist for the Bears (3-6, 2-4).