The Sedalia Sting under-13 girls soccer team split a pair of games at the Overland Park, Kan., soccer complex on Saturday.
In the first game, Sedalia fell behind 3-0 to the KC Nationals in the first half, battling a stiff breeze and some rust, according to team representative Adam Braverman. Two goals in the second half by Marta Treuner brought the Sting to within a goal. Despite numerous opportunities, Sedalia didn’t score again, falling 3-2.
In the second game against KC United, the Sting gave up an early goal. Nia Hawkins equalized with a goal just three minutes later. A late first-half goal gave United a 2-1 lead.
In the second half, the Sting took control. Stiff defense, led by goalkeeper McKenna Perusich and defenders Kelsey Sharp, Carin Whittall, Reagan Braverman and Emma Sharp turned away numerous United attacks,
Adam Braverman said.
The Sting attack was then unleashed, as Treuner scored two goals with assists from Kayla Leach and Hawkins to give the Sting a victory, 3-2.
The Sting play in the Heartland Soccer Association in Kansas and are coached by Halee Ruckman.