Park Hill broke through late in the first half and went on to a 2-0 victory in a Class 4 District 16 first round matchup Tuesday, Oct. 25 at North Kansas City District Activities Complex in Kansas City, Mo.
Trojans goalkeeper Stefan Derra made five saves to keep the clean sheet for the top seed against St. Joseph Central, the No. 4 seed. Nico Bosmediano, a senior midfielder assisted on both goals.
Park Hill improved to 6-13-2 and advanced to the championship game scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at NKCDAC.
Scoreless late into the first half, Park Hill finally broke through with Bosmediano setting up Jackson Turner. Central stayed close with its own solid goalkeeping, but the Trojans struck again 12 minutes from full time on Chris Munoz’s goal.
Oak Park (17-5-1) won the other semifinal 5-0 against Staley. Park Hill defeated Oak Park 1-0 in overtime back in late August in their only other meeting this season.
CLASS 4 DISTRICT 15
Park Hill South 3, Liberty 1
The Panthers earned a return to the championship game with a win against a Suburban Conference Red Division rival on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Liberty, Mo.
Park Hill South (17-3-2) seeks a third straight trip to the playoffs, needing a win Thursday, Oct. 27 in Liberty, Mo. against Liberty North (11-11). Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.
In the opener against Liberty, Park Hill South scored three times in the first 14 minutes and then didn’t score again despite 16 total shots.
Tyler Pisoni opened the scoring in the first minute, and Ryan DiBernardo doubled the Panthers’ advantage in 10th. Nylo Clarke, a senior forward, assisted on both goals.
Park Hill South’s Adam Frazier added a penalty kick in the 14th minute.
Park Hill South 10, Raytown 0
The Panthers finished off a third straight unbeaten run through the Suburban Conference Red Division with a blowout Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo. They have won 31 straight league games, allowing only three total goals in that stretch dating back to the final regular season game of 2013.
Tyler Pisoni and Ryan DiBernardo both turned in hat tricks, and Chase Hoffman’s goal on an assist from Josh Wood ended the match in the 78th minute. Park Hill South led 4-0 at halftime with Pisoni scoring the first two, and Noah Anderson adding the third in the 21st minute — the Panthers’ second goal in less than 60 seconds.
Anderson then assisted Nylo Clarke, who set up Pisoni’s second, for the 4-0 lead.
DiBernardo scored in the 44th, 60th and 67th minute — the third coming two minutes after Pisoni finished off his hat trick. Daniel Gunderson was the other goal-scorer.
Spencer Denney assisted on each of the first two goals in the second half, and Adam Frazier also had an assist, setting up Pisoni’s opener in the second minute.
Park Hill 3, Blue Springs 1
Andrew Rich scored twice to help the Trojans finish the Suburban Conference Gold Division schedule with a win Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Blue Springs, Mo.
Park Hill took a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute through Rich, who finished a corner from Nico Bosmediano. Rich added his second after a lengthy passing sequence off of a cross from Matt Rodrigues to double the Trojans’ lead.
Blue Springs closed within one in the 60th minute, but Paulo Murguia sealed the win in the closing seconds, bombing a shot into the top corner from 25 yards out on a bounding ball.Park Hill went 3-9 in the Gold Division.