Kelly Voigt streaked up the right side of the field and sent a bee line crossing pass to teammate Lainey Horn.

Kelly Voigt streaked up the right side of the field and sent a bee line crossing pass to teammate Lainey Horn.

Horn, a Blue Springs South senior midfielder, controlled the pass and sent a screaming shot by Staley goalkeeper Janay Stone to draw the Jaguars even late in a non-conference game with the visiting Falcons.

The timely goal wasn’t enough however as the host team lost 2-1 to the Falcons Tuesday at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium.

The loss dropped Blue Springs South to 0-2 on the season and Staley improved to 3-1.

“Peri (Irwin) fed me a really good ball,” Voigt said of the goal set-up. “I tried to take it to the endline and then served it up to the middle. I knew Lainey or Beth (Landon) was going to be there.”

Blue Springs South dominated play before allowing in the 57th minute a penalty kick goal by the Falcons’ Lauren Sullivan. The Jaguars responded a minute later when Voigt found Horn, who buried the kick into the back of the net for a 1-1 tie.

“It was a really, really good ball across the middle, and I just happened to be at the right spot at the right time,” Horn said. “It was a perfect ball.”

Blue Springs South spent much of the evening controlling the tempo of the game and had multiple chances to add to their one-goal tally.

A Jaguars shot on goal in the 15th minute went through the legs of Stone, the Staley goalkeeper, and straddled the white goal line before being cleared by the Falcons defense.

After Jaguars goalkeeper Kylie Young boldly ventured out to the 10-yard line in the 32nd minute to stop a shot by Sullivan, the Jaguars went on the attack with Voigt’s shot on goal being denied by the Staley defense.

“It was frustrating because Jordan fed me a really good ball,” Voigt said. “I think one of their defenders got back there, and I got it by the goalie but one of their defenders got back there and stopped it, so it’s frustrating. We had a lot of chances and none of them went in.”

Later in the 53rd minute, Horn pulled up along the right side of the Falcons’ goal and let loose a cannon that was once again rebuffed by the Staley keeper.

Horn’s last attempt at paydirt in the 79th minute was wide of the goal and couldn’t equalize Sullivan’s go-ahead score in the 69th minute.

“She’s good,” Horn said of Stone, who stopped five of the Jaguars’ six shots on goal. “I’ve got to give it to her. She’s a good goalie. Unfortunately, we didn’t get very many shots off or many goals scored.”

 Added Blue Springs South coach Todd Findley: “Give Staley credit. They got the goals when they needed them and they got enough to win, so it’s definitely their game. Deep down inside I can’t help but feel we had some skill players on the field, and we’re a quality team.

“We’ve got to get better with the ball. We’ve got to learn to work together a little bit more. We’re playing a lot of young girls, but we’ve just got to put it together. There’s no reason with the dangerous opportunities we had tonight we don’t score more than one goal.”