The Grain Valley soccer team was unable to overcome an early Platte County goal Tuesday.
The host Eagles couldn’t muster the equalizer and fell 1-0 to the Pirates in a Suburban Small Seven match.
“Platte County is a very direct team. They are tough to play against as they really slow the game down and make it a little ugly and choppy. No real flow to the game,” Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. “We shot ourselves in the foot with an early mistake gifting them the goal. We showed some urgency and played well in the second half dictating possession but we were never really able to turn it into substantial chances. Proud of the work ethic from the guys tonight.”
The Eagles dropped to 4-2-1 overall and 2-2 in the conference, while Platte County improved to 8-0 and 3-0.
KEARNEY 1, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: Kearney scored in the 72nd minute and held off William Chrisman Tuesday.
Kearney outshot the Bears 12-7, including 7-3 on goal, in the non-conference win.
Chrisman dropped to 2-6 overall.
PARK HILL SOUTH 3, TRUMAN 2: Truman rallied from a 2-0 deficit to send Monday’s game into overtime but the Patriots lost on a Park Hill South goal in the first overtime.
Jose Calderon scored off a deflection in the 55th minute to cut Truman’s deficit to 2-1.
Omar Cano then got behind the Park Hill South defense on a breakaway and earned a penalty kick when a Panthers defender took him down. Calderon converted the penalty kick to tie it and send it to overtime.