Park Hill, Park Hill South to decide Red Division soccer crown

Park Hill and Park Hill South enjoyed undefeated weeks leading up to the first of two matchups between the Suburban Conference Red Division favorites in three days. The rivals were scheduled to play Tuesday, May 12 at Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo., but the result was not available at deadline. They meet again Thursday, May 14 at the same location, and both teams were 8-0 in the league standings heading into the final games before district play starts May 19.

Park Hill survived its biggest test with a 1-0 win on Thursday, May 7 at home vs. Liberty. Sam Paulak scored in the 38th minute on an assist from Alison Walls, and Kelby Emerson preserved that result with a shutout. The Trojans entered off of two consecutive shutouts and ran that streak to four later in the week.

Park Hill 10, Ruskin 0

Walls, Paulak and Bella Catano all scored multiple goals in an easy league win Friday, May 8 at Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo. Walls finished with a hat trick, while Catano and Paulak scored two apiece. Jenna Winebrenner, Allie Simpson and Olivia Nowakowski rounded out the goal scorers.

Park Hill 4, Truman 0

In a matchup shortened due to lightning, Taylor Buckholz, Walls, Kylie Aulgur and Simpson recorded goals Tuesday, May 5 in Riverside, Mo. Emerson and Sam Stewart combined on the shutout. Catano recorded a pair of assists.

Park Hill South 10, Ruskin 0

Mayleigh Odor and Madi Sanders both scored in the first 7 minutes of the second half to invoke the mercy rule Tuesday, May 5 in Kansas City, Mo.

Shay Jackson recorded a first half hat trick, and Sanders finished with two goals and an assist. Oder also recorded an assist in the first half, which ended with Park Hill South up 8-0. Carli Hanlon, Margaret McKeon, Ryanne Serrone and Nichole Davis also scored for the Panthers.

Park Hill South 7, Truman 0

Kallen Mazeitis set up a pair of first half goals off of corner kicks and then added the final marker in a Red Division win Friday, May 8 in Independence, Mo.

Up 2-0, Mikayla Spires scored off of a Mazeitis assist in the 28th minute, and Jackson scored the first of her two off of another corner in the 35th minute. Jackson’s second just before halftime put Park Hill South up 5-0 at halftime.

Oder and Mazeitis scored in the second half. Oder recorded the assist on Mazeitis’ goal. Anna Courtney and Jasmine Crawford scored the first two goals for the Panthers.

Platte County 5, Belton 0

The Pirates improved to 8-1 in Suburban Conference Blue Division play with a third straight shutout Monday, May 11 in Belton, Mo. The win set up a decisive rescheduled match against Kearney on Wednesday, May 13 for the league crown.

Platte County (11-9-1) needs to top the Bulldogs to earn at least a share of the crown. Kearney was 7-0 entering Tuesday night’s game at Winnetonka and also plays Raytown South on Thursday, May 14. Kearney won the first matchup with Platte County 4-0 back on April 7.

In completing the season sweep of Belton, Brooke Zenner tallied a pair of goals, while Bailey Bologna contributed a pair of assists. Katana Audas, Caylin Scarpelli and Calle Boe scored once each.

Freshman goalkeeper Faith Burtchell finished with one save.

Platte County 10, Grandview 0

Zenner recorded a hat trick and four assists for the Pirates on Thursday, May 7 in Grandview, Mo. Bologna added two more goals, and Kenzie Polley, Teryn Scott, Amanda Sullivan, Kelsey Evans and Hanna Hall rounded out the scoresheet.

Burtchell recorded one save in a shutout effort.