Platte County pulled a quick season sweep of Belton with a 3-2 victory on Monday, April 3 in Belton, Mo. The two teams played twice in six days.
The second matchup ended up much closer with Belton erasing a two-goal deficit. Platte County took the lead for good when senior midfielder Kianna Castro scored a penalty kick in the 77th minute — one that had to be retaken.
Castro and junior midfielder Bailey Bologna were responsible for all of Platte County’s scoring.
Late in the first half, Castro set up Bologna for the opener in the 37th minute, and Platte County went into halftime up 1-0. Castro doubled the advantage just out of halftime, but the lead didn’t hold.
Belton scored twice — the first against Platte County junior Faith Burtchell, who then left due to injury. The second goal came on a penalty in the 70th minute with freshman Jaylee Wiedmer in goal after a handball in the box. Platte County’s penalty kick minutes later provided the winner.
Platte County improved to 4-2 (3-0 in Suburban Conference Blue Division) play and has won four straight entering a Tuesday, April 4 league matchup at Raytown South. The result wasn’t available at The Citizen’s deadline.
Platte County 6, Belton 1
Pirates sophomore forward Destinee Smith netted a hat trick in a span of 2 minutes in the first half of the first matchup between the Blue Division rivals Tuesday, March 28.
Platte County midfielder Hanna Hall set up the first two goals, and Castro assisted on the third. The three markers came in the fifth, fifth and sixth minutes of the dominant win.
Belton briefly cut the lead to 3-1, but Hall’s through pass sprang Smith for a fourth goal before halftime.
Platte County kept up consistent pressure in the second half, and Alexis Guillory (assist to Bologna) and Castro (assist to Smith) scored the final two goals of a relaxed victory. Burtchell worked a shutout second half.
Park Hill South 6, Raytown 0
The Panthers quickly rebounded from a season-opening loss with a shutout win Tuesday, March 28 in Raytown, Mo.
With three goals in each half, Park Hill South leveled its record, and Ryanne Serrone-Brown scored twice in the Suburban Conference Red Division matchup. Serrone-Browne’s first came 2 minutes out of halftime off a pass from Lia Fricke to put the Panthers up 3-0.
Serrone-Brown’s second goal was 10 minutes later when she collected a loose ball and rocketed in a left-footed shot.
Maisie Ostroski closed out the scoring in the 65th minute with a left-footed volley from Taylor Mulligan’s deflected shot. Marquese Oder, Aubree Koren and Kallen Mazeitis scored one each in the first half for Park Hill South, which lost its Red Division opener 2-1 the night before against Truman.
Taylor Evans recorded the shutout.