In a showdown of two of the top teams in the Kansas City area, Liberty picked up a 2-1 win in overtime against Park Hill on Monday, April 15 at Park Hill School District Soccer Complex in Riverside.
Avery Mertz had the lone goal for the Trojans (7-3), ranked No. 5 in the most recent Western Missouri coach Class 4 soccer poll.
Maya Goana had both goals for the Blue Jays, including the game-winner. Liberty was ranked No. 3 in the most recent poll.
Blue Valley West 3, Park Hill South 2
The Panthers lost its opener in the Blue Springs South Tournament on Monday, April 15 in Blue Springs.
Park Hill South, down 2-0 at the break, fell behind 3-0 after a goal by Marissa Popoola in the 52nd minute. It was the second goal from Popoola for the Jaguars.
The Panthers (8-3) got a marker from Abi Riley in the 68th minute, on a pass from Katie Hermelink. With three minutes left to play, Keegan Good scored on a passes from Adah Anderson and Emily Flowers to make it 3-2.
Park Hill South had only three shots on goal in the loss — all in the second half — while the Jaguars had six.
Park Hill 4, Blue Springs 0
The Trojans won on senior night against the visiting Wildcats on Friday, April 12 at the Park Hill School District Soccer complex in Riverside.
Alyssa Ramos, Morgan Young, Ayden Mertz and Chaise Enderle all had goals for the Trojans in the Suburban Conference Gold Division win.
Park Hill South 6, Truman 0
The Panthers picked up a Suburban Conference Red Division victory in a windy, cold game played on Thursday, April 11 in Riverside.
Park Hill South scored three goals in each half against the Patriots, improving to 4-1 in league play and 8-2 overall.
Abi Riley scored in the 5th minute, while Oliva Gates had the first of her two assists. Gates provided the helper on the third goal of the first half in the 34th minute on Arley Anderson’s goal.
In the 20th minute, Emma Gillespie scored on a pass from Katie Hermelink.
In the second half, Anderson added another goal in the 55th minute — with an assist by Adah Anderson. Adah Anderson scored on a penalty kick in the 65th minute.
With 10 minutes left, Sophia Dunn scored with Arley Anderson getting the assist in an 18-pass build up that set up the goal.
Park Hill South finished with 27 shots on goal, while Truman didn’t manage any.
Platte County 6, Raytown South 0
The Pirates inched closed to the .500 mark with a shutout win against the Cardinals on Thursday, April 11 at Pirate Stadium.
Hannah Stone had a hat trick in the win, with the freshman scored twice in the first half and then another in the second half. Kylene Loy and Karlee Chase added markers in the first half.
Aleah Dixon also added a goal for the Pirates.
Jaylee Wiedmer got the shutout for Platte County (4-5, 3-2)
Park Hill 3, Blue Springs South 2, OT
Jayden Dorrell scored the game-winner three minutes into overtime to vault the Trojans to a win over the Jaguars on Tuesday, April 9 at Blue Springs South.
The loss was the first of the season for the Jaguars (7-1).
Chaise Enderle scored on an assist from Dorrell in the 20th minute and Dragana Andonovski scored in the 27th minute.
Blue Springs South got a pair of goals from Brie Severns in the second half to tie the game. The first came in the 46th minute and then she tied it in the 57th minute on a penalty kick.
Park Hill South 8, St. Joseph Central 1
Seven different players scored a goal as the Panthers rolled to a Suburban Conference Red Division win on Tuesday, April 9 at The Den at Bode Middle School in St. Joseph.
Macie Bolger had the first two markers, in the 7th and 22nd minute, both coming on passes from Adah Anderson.
Park Hill South got two more goals in the first half, from Annika Munch on a penalty kick in the 26th minute and Olivia Gates scored in the 32nd minute, with Anderson getting another assist.
In the second half, Anderson got a goal of her own, with Arley Anderson assisting, in the 44th minute.
Abi Riley (53rd minute), Keegan Good (65th) and Jessie Matthews (79th) added the remaining goals, with Bolger and Adah Anderson added assists.
Park Hill South (7-2, 3-1) had 19 shots on goal, while Central had one. The lone goal for the Indians came in the 9th minute.
Park Hill play at Ray-Pec and Platte County took on Grain Valley in games on Tuesday, April 16. Results were not available by press time.
The Pirates will play in the Oak Park Tournament, April 18-20 at the North Kansas City District Athletic Complex at Staley High School. Platte County will then host Liberty North on Monday, April 22.
Park Hill South will play Blue Springs South at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the second round of the Blue Springs Tournament.
On Thursday, April 18, Park Hill will host Lee’s Summit North in a Suburban Conference Gold Division game at the district soccer complex in Riverside.