The Van Horn boys soccer team completed a clean sweep of the Crossroads Conference.
Edison Rios scored a hat trick and added an assist to lead the Falcons to an 8-0 rout of Bishop Ward Thursday night.
The Falcons scored all of their goals in the first half, starting with Rios' goal off an Angel DeAvila assist in the 11th minute. Diego Coronado scored again a minute later, again on a DeAvila assist, to make it 2-0.
Julio Rios added two goals and DeAvila finished with a goal and three assists as the Falcons finished 6-0 in the conference while improving to 18-3 overall. David Aradando added a goal and Tony Chavira had an assist.
The Falcons defense and goalkeeper Christian Calderon held Bishop Ward to no shots on goal.
PLATTE COUNTY 3, GRAIN VALLEY 2: Grain Valley fell just short in the battle for the lead in the Suburban Small Seven Conference race.
Platte County, ranked sixth in the state in Class 3, scored in the 77th minute to break a 2-2 deadlock and solidify its hold on first place in the league.
The Pirates (19-1) lead the Small Seven at 9-1, while Grain Valley (11-4-3) dropped to 8-3 in the league.
“Platte is a very good and hard-nosed team. I thought we played well enough to win but unfortunately soccer is cruel sometimes,” Grain Valley coach Tyler Nichol said. “We had a PK saved in the first half. All three of Platte’s goals came off set pieces that we were unable to deal with. First two were both long free kicks driven into the box that they scored rebounds from. The third was a corner that they scored a header on. Hopefully we can learn from tonight and do a better job dealing with those situations. … Were able to dictate play for large portions of the night.”
Platte County took a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute, but Micah Siems scored off a rebound of a Jack Knust shot to tie it in the 54th.
The Pirates went up 2-1 in the 60th minute, but Alex Engram took a pass from Knust and cut in on his right and hit a shot to the far post for the equalizer in the 74th minute.
Grain Valley outshot the Pirates 12-10, including 8-6 on goal.
FORT OSAGE 7, RUSKIN 1: Fort Osage boys soccer team had a little fun Thursday.
Dylan Stilwell scored a hat trick to lead the Indians to a rout of host Ruskin in a Suburban Middle Seven game.
"It was a fun victory tonight," Fort Osage coach RaDel Hinckley said.
Justin Epperson added two goals and an assist, Lucca Smith had a goal and an assist, Angel Cornejo scored a goal and Colby McDowell added an assist as the Indians improved to 3-15 overall and 2-8 in the conference.