Overland Park Lawrence High's soccer team lost to SM Northwest, 6-3, on Thursday. Joey Kelly had two goals and Jamie Peterson one for the Lions. Kelly and Peterson had an assist apiece.
The Lions led 3-1 at halftime against the Cougars, who won state two of the past three years.
"For us to put 40 minutes of soccer against a team like that was impressive, but we have a lot to learn to play at the level they play for 80 full minutes," coach Keith Nelson said.
The Lions, 2-2, will travel to Manhattan on Saturday for a noon contest.