Heading to finals

syeagle@lsjournal.comNovember 8, 2013 

Rivals Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit faced off for the third time this season.

But this time, it was for the right to advance in the playoffs, as the No. 1 seeded Broncos took on the No. 2 seeded Tigers in the Class 3, District 14 championship game Nov. 7 at Truman.

In the semifinals Nov. 6, Lee’s Summit North blanked No. 5 Truman 2-0.

“We had a lot of scoring opportunities that we were unable to convert,” Lee’s Summit North head coach Tim Richardson said. “We know playing against Lee’s Summit will be a much more difficult task and we hope to step up to the required level of competition.”

The Broncos’ goals were scored by Teddy Gifford and Hunter Pickering, with an assist by Cody Hoffman.

Lee’s Summit, 13-6, shut out No. 3 seeded Blue Springs 3-0 in the semifinals.

“We played a strong match overall,” Lee’s Summit head coach David Wiebenga said. “Blue Springs had a clear game plan to stop us and we were able to stay patient and find a way to get goals.”

The Tigers’ goals were scored by Dalton Souder on a penalty kick and off a corner kick by Aaron LaPaz. Parker Gates also scored off a cross from Jacob Joercz. Romen Pena earned the shutout.

Lee’s Summit West will also be vying for a district title, as the No. 1 seeded Titans took on No. 2 seeded Rockhurst in the Class 3, District 13 championship game Nov. 7 at Belton.

The Titans, 22-3, bulldozed No. 4 seeded Belton 7-0 in the semifinals Nov. 5.

“The conditions were not ideal, but I thought we handled it well for the most part,” Lee’s Summit West head coach Chris Brizendine said. “It took a few minutes to settle in but once we did, we put some nice things together offensively.”

Lee’s Summit West’s goals were scored by Tony Mok with three, Chase Fearon with two and Max Ostrander and Jordan Arcuri with one each. The shutout was by Aaron Gerdes and Brad Hopkins.

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