Last season, Bryce Millican was the heart and soul of the Blue Springs South boys soccer offense.
He’s taking on a similar role for the 2018 season and showed why in a game that went to double overtime against Park Hill. He scored the game-winning goal in the 95th minute to earn a 3-2 victory Monday at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium.
He also assisted Brooks Childers’ goal in the 43rd minute and Zian Trober scored off an assist from Brett Vaughn in the 45th minute. Park Hill scored in the 1st minute for the early lead and tied it in the final minute.
“The boys fought hard,” South coach Jon Grice said. “Easy to see it was our seventh game in 12 days or so. But after giving them the equalizer that late in the game, I was happy with how the boys bore down and scored one in overtime.”
On Thursday, South lost to Rockhurst in its final game of the Blue Springs South Tournament. Millican scored the Jaguars (4-3) only goal against the Hawklets.
VAN HORN 6, KC NORTHEAST 0: The Falcons bounced back from their first regular-season loss since 2016.
After losing 5-4 to Pembroke Hill last week, the Falcons dominated their first game of the Kansas City Cup, downing the Vikings Monday at Van Horn High School.
Juan Rangel paced the offense with a hat trick, Reynalso Jean-Pierre had two goals and two assists and Edison Rios had a goal. Angel DeAvila and Julio Rios added an assist each.
“Overall it was a great night for the freshman to start,” Van Horn coach Jesus Rodriguez said. “I started four of the five freshman. We possessed the ball throughout the game. I was content that everyone got playing time. I was not concerned with blowing up the game. I was emphasizing distribution of the ball from one side to the other as we built the attack. We told the boys in the locker room we wanted to see possession rather than direct play. We did just that.”
The Falcons held the edge in shots on goal 11-0.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 2, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 1: The Broncos went into a tough environment in their first Suburban Big Six Conference game at Raymore-Peculiar.
The Broncos controlled play and created some good opportunities in a win Monday.
About 10 minutes into the match, Dean Ransburg sent a ball from the flank to Kyle Rock, who was at the top of the 18-yard box. He placed a shot into the far side of the netting to give the Broncos (5-1, 1-0 conference) a 1-0 edge.
In the second half, a foul around midfield allowed Ryan Templeton to float a ball into the box off the free kick that was headed by the Ray-Pec defense. The ball dropped to an open Dasean Ransburg who kept his composure and hit a half volley into the goal.
The Panthers scored with 30 seconds left, but it was too little, too late.
On Saturday, the Broncos played in the third-place game of the KA-MO Classic and took a 2-1 victory over Blue Valley North after winning the shootout 4-2.
Rock, Ransburg, Ben Godsey and Ryan Templeton made the penalty kicks in the shootout. Templeton scored North’s lone goal in regulation.
PLATTE COUNTY 2, FORT OSAGE 0: The Indians fell to 2-4 on the season after a loss to the Pirates Monday.
OAK PARK 3, BLUE SPRINGS 2: The Wildcats led the Northmen 2-1 at halftime, but fell in a non-conference matchup Friday.
Carlos Llamas scored both goals for the Wildcats, who allowed the tying goal in the final minute.
Blue Springs dropped to 2-3 overall.