The Grain Valley boys soccer team broke a 3-3 tie in the second half when Alex Engram came up big with two goals to help the Eagles capture a 5-3 win over former conference rival Harrisonville in the Harrisonville Tournament.
Engram scored in the 68th and 70th minutes to help the Eagles improve to 2-0. Nate Booker scored two goals and one assist and Jack Knust added one score and two assists.
“It was an up and down and crazy game,” Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. “Thought we played well in possession and created a lot of good attacking moments. Alex stepped up with two big-time goals in the second half tonight. We obviously have to get better defensively. Two of the goals conceded came on headers from set pieces. Those are crucial moments that we have to figure out a way to win our individual battles in our defensive box.”
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 3, WINNETONKA 0: The Bears dominated possession, holding a 17-3 edge in shots on goal over the Griffins during a victory in the Winnetonka Tournament Tuesday at Staley High School.
Tanner Jolley, Janmarco Garcia and Dylan Gillpatrick each had a goal for the Bears.
Chrisman will play Lincoln Prep in the semifinals today.
FORT OSAGE 2, GRANDVIEW 1: The Indians had a tough battle against the Bulldogs but squeaked out a win in the first round of the Winnetonka Tournament Tuesday at Staley High School.
Colby McDowell paced Fort Osage (1-0) with a goal and an assist, Kyle Lilley had an assist and Brendon Crismon had a goal.
BLUE SPRINGS 2, NORTH KANSAS CITY 1: Blue Springs soccer seems to be on the rise in 2019.
That was evident as it made it to the championship game of the Raytown South Tournament following a victory over the Hornets Tuesday.
Freshman Garrett Alsup and senior Carlos Llamas each had a goal for the Wildcats (2-0), who finished with 24 shots.
Blue Springs will play rival Blue Springs South in the title match at 7 p.m. Thursday at Raytown South High School.