The Truman girls soccer team got off to a fast start Monday.
The Patriots led 2-0 after the first half and scored two more in the second to claim a 4-1 non-conference win over Winnetonka Monday at Bingham Middle School.
Bailey Toczek scored off a Charley Burton assist in the 10th minute to make it 1-0, and Lexi Rodriguez got one in the 18th minute following a Kali Christman pass to help the Patriots go into halftime up 2-0.
Rodriguez scored another one off an assist from Katie Black in the 62nd minute, and Kylie Waterworth scored in the 72nd minute to cap the scoring for Truman (7-8).
Jessica Curtis had two saves for the Patriots and they held a 13-9 shots-on-goal advantage over the Griffins.
“We played one of our best games of the year,” Truman coach Jared Bryne said. “Defensively, we limited Winnetonka's options and offensively, we created a lot of chances. We had a great sense of urgency in the box and it paid off.”
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 4, ST. JOSEPH BENTON 1: The Bears snapped a five-game losing streak and had four different goal scorers in a win over St. Joseph Benton Saturday in the North Kansas City-Oak Park Invitational.
Elizabeth Eppert, Ciera Perez, Maggie Beem and Rylee LaRouche all scored goals for Chrisman. Beem added two assists and Allison Cook and Anna O’Renick each had one.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 6, VAN HORN 0: The Falcons were within striking distance being only down 1-0 at halftime, but the Tigers scored five in the second half in a non-conference rout Monday.
Van Horn dropped to 5-7 overall.