The Blue Springs girls soccer team got off to a good start in an effort to end its long Suburban Conference victory drought.
But Lee’s Summit North rallied with a goal in each half to claim a 2-1 Suburban Big Six victory Tuesday night at Peve Stadium that extended the Wildcats’ conference losing streak that dates back to 2015.
Aubrey Avalos drilled in a long shot in the second minute to give the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead.
“We responded right away and on the kickoff we created a scoring chance that gave us our focus,” North coach Ryan Kelley said. “For most of the rest of the first half we controlled the play and created several chances.”
Kaylie Rock broke through for the Broncos about halfway through the first half, scoring off a through pass from Halle Hill to tie it.
North goalkeeper Morgan Glasgow made a point-blank save on a Blue Springs shot minutes later to preserve the tie at halftime.
“They played a ball that our center backs misjudged and got a player running in on goal,” Kelley said. “Morgan Glasgow came off her line and made a great save.”
Joanie Westcoat headed in a corner kick by Hill in the 45th minute for what proved to be the game-winner as the Broncos (2-7, 1-2 Big Six) got their first conference win of the season.
Blue Springs dropped to 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
PARK HILL 3, PARK HILL 2: The Jaguars nearly overcame a 2-0 deficit against the defending Class 4 state champion Trojans, but they fell in overtime in Suburban Big Six Conference action.
Park Hill scored in the 20th and 27th minutes to take a 2-0 lead. That score held until halftime, and in the second half, South mounted a comeback. Junior Brie Severns scored in the 46th minute off an assist from Khaliana Garrett and put in a penalty kick in the 57th minute to tie it.
However, the Trojans scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute to drop the Jaguars to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in league play.
“We knew that we would have our hands full with defending state champion Park Hill,” South coach Todd Findley said. “A red card put us at 10 players for most of the game. We fought through the adversity and battled for each other. I can't say enough about how hard we fought to get back into the game. Their resilience and character made it a great game.”