Park Hill South turned a matchup of potential Suburban Conference Red Division contenders into a runaway. On Monday, Sept. 21, Carson Cavitt-Wells and Tyler Pisoni scored twice each to lift the Panthers to a 5-0 win against Truman in Independence, Mo. They improved to 9-3 and 4-0 in league play, while the Patriots dropped to 8-2 overall and 1-1 in Red Division play.
Park Hill South took a 1-0 lead on Turner Hall’s penalty kick in the eighth minute, and the advantage swelled to three at halftime through Cavitt-Wells’ two goals — the first on a shot from 23 yards out in the 22nd minute and the second on an assist from Nylo Clarke out wide in the 27th minute.
The two goals briefly gave Cavitt-Wells the team lead in goals for a balanced offense at eight.
In the second half, Pisoni notched his seventh and eighth. He tallied his first in the 43rd minute on an assist from Ryan DiBernardo and doubled his total in the 65th after intercepting a back pass and converting the miscue into a 5-0 lead.
With defenders Josh Wood, Colton Smith, Noah Anderson and Jacob Wicks stopping Truman’s attack Park Hill South goalkeepers Evan Morrow (four saves) and Noah Brizendine (one save) combined on the Panthers’ fourth straight shutout — all in Red Division matchups. They’ve outscored conference opponents 24-0 so far.
Park Hill South 2, Liberty 0
Despite a strong defensive effort from the Blue Jays and some missed opportunities, the Panthers extended their shutout streak and stayed unbeaten in conference play with a win Thursday, Sept. 17 in Liberty, Mo.
Park Hill South took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute with DiBernardo finishing off a give-and-go with Cavitt-Wells, but the score remained the same deep into the second half. Clarke doubled the advantage in the 70th minute, knocking in Kyle Dansby’s deflected cross after beating Liberty’s goalkeeper to the ball.
Park Hill South 10, Ruskin 0
DiBernardo, Cavitt-Wells and Danny Gunderson each scored twice in a blowout Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Kansas City, Mo.
Park Hill South scored five in each half, and Brizendine recorded the shutout in place of Morrow. Brizendine made two saves.
Cavitt-Wells opened the scoring in the 10th minute on one of two assists for Dan Geary, this one a give-and-go. Pisoni doubled the lead 3 minutes later, finishing with a header on a cross from Tanner Alderson.
Cavitt-Wells added his second 14 minutes into the second half to put the Panthers up 6-0 — this one on a pass from Danny Gunderson, who ended up scoring or assisting on four of the second-half goals. He scored in the 63rd and 74th minute to cap the scoring and also set up DiBernardo’s second in the 70th minute. DiBernardo also scored in the 36th minute on Geary’s second assist o the first half. Hall’s goal 2 minute s later on a return cross from Noah Anderson to provide the 5-0 lead.
Kearney 2, Platte County 2 (3-1 PKs)
Baylor Cox scored a pair of second half goals to give the Pirates the lead, but Kearney rallied back and won a shootout Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Pirate Stadium. The Bulldogs led 1-0 at half but conceded the next two.
Tyler Mundell and Jonathan Anguiano set up the goals for Cox, but Kearney equalized in the 72nd minute. The two overtime periods were goalless.
Mason Hays made the only penalty kick for Platte County, while Kearney scored three past Pirates goalkeeper Bailey Ride, who made four saves during the game and overtime. Platte County outshot the Bulldogs 9-7 but only forced two saves.
Liberty 2, Park Hill 1
The Trojans dropped a second straight in Suburban Conference Blue Division play, giving up two second-half goals Monday, Sept. 21 at Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo. Christian Fullmer gave Park Hill (5-6, 2-2 Red Division) a 1-0 lead after 15 minutes, but Liberty scored twice in succession after half against Trojans goalkeeper Peyton LaFerla to grab the win.
Truman 2, Park Hill 1
The Patriots scored twice in the first 10 minutes Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo., holding on for a minor upset in league play. Nico Bosmediano provided the lone goal for Park Hill, which played a man down for the final 45 minutes after a red card late in the first half.
Park Hill 8, Ruskin 2
Bosmediano recorded a hat trick and added an assist Tuesday, Sept. 15 in Kansas City, Mo. Brandon Ruoff and Fullmer added two goals apiece in the Red Division matchup, while Fullmer also tallied an assist for Park Hill.