Platte County soccer breaks out in rout of Winnetonka

Platte County’s offense busted out in a dominant 10-0 victory in a Suburban Conference Blue Division opener Monday, March 27 in Kansas City, Mo.

Destinee Smith’s goal in the 47th minute invoked the mercy rule after the Pirates scored nine in the first half against Winnetonka. They scored just two goals in three games during the Platte County Invitational to open the season.

A junior forward and the top returning scorer for Platte County, Smith scored five goals and completed a hat trick inside the first 15 minutes. She ended up with four by halftime and now has seven on the season, having scored both goals in a 2-1 win over St. Pius X in the Platte County Invitational seventh-place game last week.

Hanna Hall, a junior midfielder, added a pair of goals, while Alexis Guillory, Kianna Castro and Kelsey Evans had one apiece for the Pirates, who  improved to 2-2 on the season entering a Tuesday, March 28 Blue Division matchup with Belton. The result was not available at The Citizen’s deadline.

Platte County goalkeepers Jaylee Wiedmer and Faith Burtchell combined on the shutout. 

Lee’s Summit Invitational

Park Hill went unbeaten in a quick two-game tournament to start the season but didn’t come away with two wins.

In a reduced Lee’s Summit Tournament, Park Hill played to a scoreless draw with Liberty on Thursday, March 23 in the second of their two games. Park Hill won 1-0 over Kearney two days earlier, and junior goalkeeper Kelbey Emerson ended up the star of the tournament with a pair of shutouts.

Jenna Winebrenner, Park Hill’s senior defender, scored the lone goal against Kearney on an assist from sophomore Ayana Weissenfluh.

Truman 2, Park Hill South 1, OT

The Patriots prevailed Monday, March 27 in a game that doubled as the season-opener and Suburban Conference Red Division opener for the teams.

Park Hill South (0-1), scheduled to continue play with a road game Tuesday, March 28 against Red Division foe Raytown, won both matchups between the two by a score of 2-0 last year. The golden goal winner for the Patriots came in the second half of overtime.