High School Sports

BV West too much for Maize in 6A soccer semis

OLATHE — Maize may have had revenge on its mind Friday in the Class 6A girls soccer semifinals, but Blue Valley West was too good.

In 2009, the Eagles fell in overtime to BV West and the Jaguars went on to win the state title.

Friday, BV West scored two goals in the first two minutes and beat Maize 7-2.

Maize (15-3-1) meets Garden City for third place today.

BV West scored 30 seconds into the game on a goal by senior Taylor Baird. Senior Ashley Cantrell added the second goal with 38 minutes to go in the first half.

Maize had a chance to cut the margin to one with 24 minutes remaining in the first half when BV West was called for tripping in the box. Senior Blair Terry took the penalty kick, but BV West senior keeper Kelli Sontag anticipated and made the save.

BV West made it 3-1 on a goal by Haley Yearout with 29 seconds left in the first half.

It looked like Maize could get back in the match on a goal by junior Courtney Galliher 1:12 into the second half, but BV West replied with two quick goals to put the match away.

Cantrell had three goals in the match to give her 30 for the season and 92 for her career.

"We got up early and that changed a lot," BV West coach Alex Aiman said. "That blocked PK was a huge momentum shift."

BV West (13-5-2) 3 4 — 7 Maize (15-3-1) 1 1 — 2

First half—BV West, Baird, Cantell, Yearout; Maize, Galliher. Second half— BV West, Cantell 2, Aiman, Elver; Maize, Campbell.

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