Rylan Childers is on a roll for the Grain Valley girls soccer team.
The sophomore scored five goals – which gives her 12 goals in her last four games – as she led the Eagles to a 8-0 win over North Kansas City in the semifinals of the Raytown South Tournament.
Danni Timmons added two goals and Samantha Berg had one to complete the scoring for the Eagles (11-4).
Lindsey Magnum got the shutout in goal. Grain Valley will play Notre Dame de Sion in the championship at 6 p.m. today.
LEE’S SUMMIT 3, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 1: The 10th-ranked Jaguars couldn’t hand the No. 1-ranked Class 4 team in the state its first loss they fell in a Suburban Big Six contest Thursday.
The Tigers took a 2-0 lead into halftime and made it 3-0 in the second half with a Jasmine Parker goal.
Nina Stine scored South’s only goal of the game. It was her 20th of the season.
"Lee’s Summit is a great team, No. 1 in the state and still undefeated,” said South coach Todd Findley, whose team fell to 9-5-1 overall and 4-4 in the conference. “They are fast and strong and put a lot of pressure on our mids and backs. I did like our work rate and preparation, but Lee's Summit was too much for us tonight.”
PARK HILL 6, TRUMAN 0: The Patriots ran into a buzzsaw in the 16-3 Park Hill Trojans as they fell in a Suburban Middle Six contest Thursday.
Six different players scored for the Trojans. Truman (7-9, 2-3 conference) got 11 saves from Jessica Curtis and were outshot 17-0 on goal.
“We played really good in the first half and kept the game competitive,” Truman coach Jared Byrne said. “Second half we let up for about five minutes and Park Hill took advantage. They are a great team but we are still improving.”
VAN HORN 6, SUMNER ACADEMY 0: Van Horn will meet Oak Grove for the Kansas City Cup tournament championship today after claiming semifinal wins Thursday.
Van Horn advanced to today’s 7 p.m. championship at Van Horn with a 6-0 rout of Sumner Academy behind a second straight hat trick by freshman Karli Schnakenberg.
The Falcons raced to a 4-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Naomi Kroeger added two goals and Cheyenne Golden had the other as the Falcons improved to 7-7 overall.
In the first round on Wednesday, Van Horn routed Alta Vista Academy 7-0 behind another hat trick from Schnakenberg.
Gracie Ankrom added two goals and Golden and Marae Kroeger each added one as the Falcons cruised after building a 4-0 halftime lead.
OAK GROVE 1, CENTER 0: Oak Grove made one goal stand up to edge Center and advance to the KC Cup championship.
Sarah Sperry scored off an assist from Mary Delgado to lift Oak Grove. Goalkeeper Chloee Tripp earned the shutout.