Platte County soccer earns 2nd win in 3 seasons vs. rival Smithville

Platte County collected its second win against Smithville in the past three seasons, even ending up with a rare shutout in a big rivalry matchup for both teams.

Mason Hays and Chandler Peterson scored the goals on either side of halftime in a 2-0 victory Monday, Sept. 26 in Smithville, Mo. Smithville won each of last year’s meetings and has been the dominant team in the series during the past decade but were shut out by Pirates goalkeeper Bailey Ride in this meeting.

With 1 second on the clock in the first half, Hays — a senior midfielder — touched home the game’s opening goal off of a through ball from Colton Grisham. Peterson, the junior leading scorer, converted in the second half on a scramble in the box to double the advantage with Hays getting credit for an assist.

Platte County (8-5) entered the match off of a 3-1 loss to Liberty last week.

Platte County’s last win against Smithville came in the 2014 Class 3 District 16 championship game, and the two teams will be heavy favorites to meet in that same game this season. The Warriors’ two wins in the series last year included a contentious district title game victory.

Platte County 3, Grandview 0

The Pirates took a Suburban Conference Blue Division matchup Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Grandview, Mo. behind two goals from Peterson. Ride and Turner Hess made one save apiece to record the cleansheet.

Tyler Mundell scored Platte County’s third goal, improving the Pirates to 3-1 in league play entering a Tuesday, Sept. 27 matchup at Winnetonka. The result was not available at The Citzen’s deadline.

Park Hill 3, Blue Springs 0

The Trojans ended an 10-match losing streak behind a solid all-around performance Monday, Sept. 26 at Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo.

Compact on defense and creative in attack according to coach Josh Marchbank, Park Hill received goals from Aaron Simpson, Abenezer Abraham and Nico Bosmediano while Gabe Smith recorded the shutout. The Trojans last win came in overtime back on Aug. 27 against Oak Park, and they now have a 1-7 record in Suburban Conference Gold Division play.

Lee’s Summit West 4, Park Hill 2

The Titans took a 3-1 halftime lead and held on for a Gold Division victory Saturday, Sept. 24 in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

After Park Hill gave up an early goal on a defensive miscue, Bosmediano briefly leveled for the Trojans, grabbing a loose ball and scoring on a breakaway. Jackson Turner pulled them within 3-2 with a goal off of a corner just before halftime, but Lee’s Summit West answered five minutes later.

Blue Springs South 3 (4), Park Hill 3 (1)

The Trojans took three different leads in regulation but couldn’t hold them, eventually losing in a penalty shootout Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Blue Springs, Mo.

Blue Springs South provided answers to each of Park Hill’s three goals to force extra time. The Trojans’ missed their first two penalty kicks after two scoreless overtime periods before Damon Borrayo converted one, but Blue Springs South was perfect to earn the Gold Division win.

Abraham put Park Hill ahead in the first half off of a counter attack, but the lead lasted only 2 minutes. Three minutes later, Bosmediano buried a goal after a cross came off the post and right to him.

Blue Springs South leveled again to cap a wild first 20 minutes.

Park Hill took a 3-2 lead into the break when Simpson poked home a loose ball on a scramble in the box off of a set piece. The advantage held until the closing minutes of the second half.

Lee’s Summit North 3, Park Hill South 1

The Panthers went into halftime tied Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo. but gave up a pair of goals in the first 18 minutes of the second half.

Lee’s Summit North went ahead in the third minute, but Nylo Clarke’s goal on an assist from Dan Geary just before halftime leveled the score on what turned out to be the Panthers’ only shot on goal. Noah Brizendine made six saves in the loss.