Two early goals were enough for William Chrisman to hold off Oak Park 2-1 Monday as the Bears chose the perfect time to gain their first Suburban Big Six conference victory.

Two early goals were enough for William Chrisman to hold off Oak Park 2-1 Monday as the Bears chose the perfect time to gain their first Suburban Big Six conference victory.
Moritz Gross and Matt Spydell’s goals in the 13th and 19th minutes, respectively, were all that the host Bears needed to hold off Oak Park in their last conference game of the season.
“I thought the boys did an excellent job of coming out and taking advantage of a couple of Oak Park mistakes,” Bears head coach John Straub said, adding the Bears (2-15, 1-9 Big Six) hustled and competed all night for the win. “We did the things that it takes to win.”
Oak Park won 6-0 over William Chrisman in junior varsity action.
The win came after a disappointing Saturday. The Bears fell 9-2 at Rolla and 5-2 at Waynesville.
Wes White and Gross scored the goals against Rolla. Gross had both goals in the Waynesville loss.
“White and Gross played two excellent games,” Straub said of the losses. “We played well for about half of a game. In the second half, we had a letdown and we need to find away to finish through that.”
TRUMAN 2, WINNETONKA 1 (OT): The Patriots used familiarity with playing extra minutes to withstand a Suburban Big Six overtime game with Winnetonka at Staley.
For the 11th time in the last two seasons and eighth time this season, the Patriots needed an extra frame.
“This is our seventh or eighth time this season having an overtime game,” Patriots coach Bryan Schmitt said. “We’ve had so many overtime and (penalty) shootout games. This is our sixth win this year in overtime or shootouts. We’ve only lost one game in 11 overtime games in the last two years.”
The Patriots (9-12-1, 5-5 Big Six) played without star forward Chris Lear, who was out with an injury, but Marlin Manning and Cameron Wallace picked up the slack for the Patriots. Manning scored the first goal in the 19th minute on an assist from Wallace and Wallace netted the game-winner on a pass from Zach Felz.
“Those kids played their butts off,” Schmitt said.
Truman won 2-0 in junior varsity action.
BLUE SPRINGS 3, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 0: The Wildcats had little trouble in its Suburban Big Seven win over Raymore-Peculiar. Derek AuBuchon’s two goals and  Julian Ramirez’s one led the Wildcats to a needed victory.
“We were coming off a bad week and we really needed to finish (the regular season) strong,” Wildcats coach Mike Palermo said. “We were able to do some good things (against Ray-Pec). We put three in the back of the net and I feel like we are moving in the right direction.”
Not all was good for the Wildcats (14-8, 7-4 Big Seven). Palermo said they learned they may have lost senior midfielder Ryan Robinson for the rest of season due to a right knee injury.
Blue Springs’ junior varsity also won 3-0.
LIBERTY 2, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 0: The Jaguars gave up two first-half goals and were shut out at Liberty.
“We played better in the second half,” Blue Springs South coach Jon Grice said. “We played stronger and a lot better as a team, but you still can’t give up two goals (in the first half).”
The loss dropped the Jaguars to 8-9-1 overall and 4-7 in Big Seven play.
In junior varsity action, Blue Springs South and Liberty played to a 1-1 tie.
LEE’S SUMMIT COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 4, OAK GROVE 2: After scoring a goal in the second minute, Oak Grove couldn’t overcome three unanswered goals by Lee’s Summit Community Christian.
Zach Leamon and Pedro Ramirez netted goals for Oak Grove (10-10).
“We didn’t play up to our potential,” Oak Grove head coach Ben Thomason said. “We struggled in the first half, but we came out and played hard in the second half. We just dug ourselves too big of a hole to comeback.”
RAYTOWN 4, PEMBROKE HILL 0: Raytown used two Tony Young goals to handle Pembroke Hill.
Eric Olvera and Keenan Kahler also scored for Raytown (15-6-1).