Park Hill blitzes to sweep of Smithville Invitational behind Walls, Winebrenner

Park Hill swept the Smithville Invitational over the weekend, running its season record to 8-3. The Trojans outscored their three opponents by a combined 14-0, sending them into a scheduled Tuesday, April 12 matchup at Liberty with a three-game winning streak.

The result of the Suburban Conference Red Division matchup was not available at The Citizen’s deadline.

Park Hill played three games in two days at Smithville High School, opening with a 1-0 win vs. Staley on Friday, April 8. Jenna Winebrenner accounted for the lone goal on an assist from forward Alison Walls, and sophomore Kelbey Emerson recorded the first of three clean sheets in goal.

The goal total increased in both games played Saturday, April 9.

In the opener, Chais Wright scored a pair to lead Park Hill in a 6-0 rout of Harrisonville. Ayana Weissenfluh, Sam Paulak, Sarah Hibbeler and Walls each added a goal, while Bella Catano dished out a pair of assists. The Trojans defeated Smithville 7-0 in the final game with Walls and Weissenfluh scoring two apiece.

Taylor Buckholz collected three assists and Kylie Aulgur added two.

St. Teresa’s Academy 3, Park Hill 2

The defending Class 4 state champions scored the winner with 13 seconds remaining Thursday, April 7 in Kansas City, Mo. for their second win against the Trojans this season.

Park Hill dropped to 5-3 on the season but nearly upset the No. 4 ranked team in the first Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association state poll. The Trojans led 2-0 at halftime on goals from Ayana Weissenfluh (Taylor Buckholz) and Walls (unassisted).

Grace Kitts scored the first two in the second half to tie the score, but with the match seemingly headed to overtime, the Stars netted the winner just before the final whistle of regulation.

Park Hill was scheduled for a key Suburban Conference Red Division matchup with Liberty on Tuesday, April 12, but the result was not available at The Citizen’s deadline. 

Park Hill South 12, Ruskin 0

The Panthers recorded a third straight shutout with an easy Red Division win called at halftime Wednesday, April 6.

Park Hill South won three games in three days by a combined score of 24-0 after going 1-5 in two difficult tournaments to start the season. The Panthers were scheduled to play Truman on Tuesday, April 12 looking to keep a perfect league record intact, but the result was not available at The Citizen’s deadline.

Against Ruskin, Park Hill South broke through with goals from Kallen Mazeitis (Brooke Witherby) and Lia Fricke (Nicole Gardner) in the fifth minute. Mazeitis ended up finishing a hat trick in the 28th minute on another assist from Witherby.

Meghan Jones scored a pair and added an assist on the final goal for Park Hill South, which was Ryanne Serrone-Brown’s second. Margaret McKeon, Flannery Koelliker (PK), Nicole Gardner, Margaret McKeon and Witherby scored one apiece.

Park Hill South 6, St. Joseph Central 0

Haley Mills and Brooke Montgomery combined on the shutout Tuesday, April 5 in St. Joseph, Mo. 

Park Hill South scored four in the first half, including the first goal for Serrone-Brown on a pass from midfielder Madi Sanders. Serrone-Brown added goals in the 47th and 55th minutes of the second half to finish off a hat trick.

Jones assisted on her second and third goals in addition to scoring the opener in the seventh minute.  Mayleigh Oder made it 2-0 12 minutes later with an individual dribbling effort before finishing high. Sanders assisted on Oder’s second in the 38th minute to put the Panthers up 4-0 at the break.