May 13, 2023
By Fred Liggett
Post season play has arrived for high school spring sports teams with district tournaments starting up all over the Kansas City Metro area. For the five Lee’s Summit girls soccer teams it means games played between May 13-18 will mean must win and advance or turn in their jerseys. For area fans of these five teams it means a road trip for the week due to no Lee’s Summit school is serving as a tournament host this year.
The Class 2, District 6 tourney is set to be played at Pleasant Hill High School where the Summit Christian Academy Eagles are the number two seed. The Eagles are 14-5 heading into the last week of the regular season and open post-season playing number seven seed KC Northeast at noon on Saturday, May 13th. With a win the Eagles play the Harrisonville/Kauffman Charter winner on Monday, May 15th at 7 p.m. The district title game is set for Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m.
The Class 3 District 7 tourney being played at Belton High School finds second seed St. Michael’s Guardians opening up against seventh seed Grandview at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13th. The Guardians, who entered final week of regular season at 14-6, with a win will play a semifinal game on Thursday, May 16th. A district title game is set for Thursday, May 18th at 6 p.m. Guardians soccer coach Rob Putthoff said, “The girls are playing well going into districts.” The team recorded two notable wins in the last week over Blue Springs and Pembroke Hill. Coach Putthoff feels top seed Notre Dame De Sion and third seed Carl Junction, at 17-3, pose the biggest threat to the Guardians. Putthoff states, “We are missing a couple of starters to injuries but hope to get one back for districts.”
Area Class 4 teams will find their way to William Chrisman who serves as District 7 tourney hosts this year. The action begins on Saturday, May 13th when top seed Lee’s Summit Tigers, 11-3, play eighth seed Raytown at 10 a.m. Then fourth seed LS West Titans, 10-8, take the field against Ray-Pec at 11:45 a.m. Lee’s Summit North, 12-4, is the number two seed and plays the fourth and final game on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. vs the host Chrisman Bears. Semifinal games are set for Tuesday, May 16th at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. A district champion will be crowned on Thursday, May 18th with the title game at 6 p.m.