Lee’s Summit North boys soccer coach Ryan Kelley couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season.
His team is now 3-0 and it won the Liberty Kickoff Classic title with a 4-1 victory over the host Liberty Blue Jays Thursday.
The Broncos got a goal from Brennon Larsen 6 minutes into the match for a 1-0 lead. Liberty tied the match halfway through the first half when Sergio Hernandez tapped the ball into the net off a corner kick.
The Broncos responded a few minutes later when Dasean Ransburg crossed the ball from the right flank and Larsen knocked it in.
In the second half, Parker Moon took a pass from Ransburg as he dribbled through the Blue Jay back line and tucked his shot into the net to expand the Bronco lead to 3-1. In the final 10 minutes, Zane Daugherty drove a free kick into the box that froze the goalie and found the back of the net.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 2, WINNETONKA 1: After falling to Grandview in the first round of the Winnetonka Tournament, the Bears bounced back in a way.
The Bears defeated Winnetonka 2-1 in the consolation round Thursday and toppled Excelsior Springs Wednesday 3-0.
Against the Griffins, Hunter Ulberg scored off a Joseph Salazar assist and Zane Brende tucked away a shot off a pass from Mariano Gonzalez to propel the Bears (2-1) to the victory. The Bears scored both of their goals before Winnetonka got one in the 36th minute.
Chrisman outshot Winnetonka 11-2 on goal.
Against Excelsior Springs Wednesday, Brandon Kuhlman made five saves and got the shutout as Chrisman cruised to victory. The Bears held a 13-5 advantage in shots on goal. Salazar scored a goal off an assist from Nelson Galeas, Ulberg put one in off a Bryan Sontay assist and Salazar scored the team’s last goal unassisted.
VAN HORN 5, OAK GROVE 0: Van Horn got goals from four different players in a blowout victory of the Panthers Thursday in the Raytown South Tournament consolation final.
Jose Enamorado scored two goals, Luis Mejia, Abraham Colin and Julio Rios added one each to power the Falcons.
“The guys hustled throughout the match and didn't let Oak Grove possess the ball,” Falcons coach Jesus Rodriguez said. “We continue to strive to become a very tactical team with a great offensive mindset.”