Rylan Childers has really come on as of late for the Grain Valley girls soccer team.
She scored seven goals in her last three games and was a big part in the team’s 6-0 win over Belton Tuesday in the first round of the Raytown South Tournament and its 6-0 victory over Milton (Wis.) in the third-place game of the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tournament Saturday.
Against Belton, she had three goals and one assist to lead the Eagles to the first-round win. Haley Hunter added a goal and two assists, Danni Timmons had one goal and one assist, Kailey Boyer had a goal and Sam Berg contributed two assists.
Grain Valley advances to Thursday's 7 p.m. Raytown South Tournament semifinal against Raytown or North Kansas City.
In Saturday’s game, Childers and Berg had two goals each and Timmons and Marissa Schmitt each had a score.
On Friday in pool play, the Eagles lost 2-0 to eventual tournament champion Columbia Hickman and then defeated Clinton 5-2.
Against the Cardinals, Childers had two goals. Freshman Kailyn Duett, playing her first varsity game, added a goal and Abby Berg and Kailey Boyer also each added one.
“Played very well last couple games,” Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. “These tournaments are great opportunities for us to play new teams and try girls in different positions. The girls are buying into their roles and we are close to finding the right formula as a team.”
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0, OAK PARK 0: Sarah Erickson posted a shutout in goal but Chrisman couldn't manage a goal in a Suburban Middle Seven tie with host Oak Park Tuesday at Staley High School
Chrisman’s record moved to 4-8-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the conference.