Monday was a historic day for the Oak Grove girls soccer team.
It was a historic day for the Oak Grove girls soccer team.
Kate Fieldon scored three goals as Oak Grove edged Cameron 4-3 Monday for its first victory in the new program’s history.
Unassisted second-half goals by Fieldon and Jordan Stanley gave Oak Grove the victory after two losses last week in the Platte County Tournament.
“The girls came out very strong and played well and united,” Oak Grove coach Jennifer Varrone said. “We followed our shots on goal and played great defense.”
Cameron led 3-2 at halftime despite two goals from Fieldon.
Fieldon tied it early in the second half. Ten minutes later Stanley scored an unassisted goals for the game-winner.
Oak Grove also triumphed in the junior varsity game 5-0.
TRUMAN 3, OAK PARK 1: Three first-half goals, including two by Kristi Blau, carried Truman to a Suburban Big Six home victory over visiting Oak Park.
“The girls put forth an 80-minute effort,” Truman coach Bryan Schmitt said. “I was proud of the effort. We pressured them early and made them make mistakes. That was the big difference in the game.
“It was a step in the right direction. It doesn’t mean we’re perfect by any means. But as poorly as we played in the past two games, this was a step up in quality.”
Amy Soto scored on an assist from Brittany Ahring in the 26th minute before Blau made it 3-0 at halftime for Truman (1-2, 1-1 Big Six).
BLUE SPRINGS 2, PARK HILL 1: Blue Springs made first-half goals by Bailey Hensley and Mallory Malone stand up for a non-conference victory over Park Hill at Park Hill South.
Hensley’s unassisted goal came in the opening minute followed by Malone’s goal off a Jessica Bumble assist 13 minutes later as the Wildcats evened their record at 2-2.
“I was very happy with the performance,” Blue Springs coach Doug McLagan said. “However, we missed a lot of chances. They put us under a lot of pressure, which we didn’t need if we had scored more goals, when they scored their goal (with 15 minutes remaining).”
The Wildcats converted only two of their 23 shots.
The junior varsity game went to Park Hill 4-1.
WINNETONKA 9, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 2: Tara Chavez scored five goals to power Winnetonka past the Bears in the Suburban Big Six opener.
“We need to have better focus prior to the game so we can be competitive for the game,” Chrisman coach John Straub said.
Kendyl Laughlin and Desirae Parker scored the goals for Chrisman (2-1).
Winnetonka coasted after taking a 7-1 halftime lead.
Winnetonka also took the junior varsity game, 3-1.