A quick start paid off for the Blue Springs girls soccer team Tuesday.

A quick start paid off for the Blue Springs girls soccer team Tuesday.
Mallory Malone scored two goals in the first six minutes, as the visiting Wildcats took out St. Joseph Central 3-1 in a Suburban Big Seven win.
However, assistant coach Michael Palermo, who is serving as head coach for Doug McLagan, said he wasn’t excited with his team’s overall effort, as the Wildcats (7-6, 4-3 Big Seven) scored only one more goal – from Chelsea Tilbury – the rest of the way.
“We didn’t play real well,” he said. “We didn’t warm up like we were playing a Lee’s Summit North or Liberty. St. Joe played well. They had slow grass, and we couldn’t get a rhythm.”
Blue Springs – which won the JV game 4-1 – will play host to North at 4 p.m. today.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 10, GRAIN VALLEY 0: The visiting Eagles could not find an answer for Katie Dykes and Kara Collins.
The Excelsior Springs duo combined for nine goals in a Missouri River Valley Conference loss for Grain Valley (7-9, 2-3 MRVC)
“We couldn’t put anything together,” Grain Valley coach Aleana Balistreri said. “They had the ball down on our end almost the entire game. When we did get some runs, we couldn’t put any passes together.”
HARRISONVILLE 10, OAK GROVE 0: Missouri River Valley Conference power Harrisonville continued its dominance of Oak Grove Tuesday.
The Wildcats scored nine goals in the first half on the way to its second straight 10-0 win over the first-year Panthers (3-9, 0-4 MRVC) this season.
“Harrisonville seemed like they were one step ahead of us,” Panthers coach Jennifer Varrone said. “They are stronger and faster. You can tell that’s a team that’s been around for a long time.”
The Panthers did win the JV game, 1-0.