Suburban Conference soccer roundup: Pirates win Barstow tourney again

Platte County continued its dominance of the Barstow Tournament.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Pirates picked up a 3-0 win against Barstow to win the title and cap a perfect start to the season.

Senior Tanner Ride had a pair of goals, while Aaron Cordova added a goal and had an assist on one of Ride’s markers. Ride provided the assists on Cordova’s goal.

Ian Lang got the shutout as Platte County’s goalkeeper.

Platte County reached the title game by beating Sedalia Sacred Heart, 4-1, on Thursday, Sept. 5. Cordova had a pair of goals, while Carter Hays and Kyle Bean also had a goal.

Grant Allen and Ride provided the helpers on two of those goals.

In the opening game of the tournament, Platte County beat Kansas City Northeast, 5-3, on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Cordova, a freshman, had his first two-goal game of the season. Kenny Loy, Ride and Chase Peterson also scored for Platte County.

Allen, Ride, Cordova and Peterson were given credit for assists in the win.

DEREK BIGUS/Special to the Citizen  Platte County’s Joey Habel, left, goes up for a head along with a Barstow player during the championship game of the Barstow Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Kansas City. Platte County won 3-0.

DEREK BIGUS/Special to the Citizen

Platte County’s Joey Habel, left, goes up for a head along with a Barstow player during the championship game of the Barstow Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Kansas City. Platte County won 3-0.

Olathe East Tournament

Park Hill South went 1-1 at the Olathe East Tournament last week in Olathe, Kan.

The Panthers secured a 1-0 victory over Olathe Northwest on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Mudia Reuben scored the lone marker in the 37th minute to give the Panthers the victory.

Cade Meek blanked Northwest in the first half, while Noah Reuscher played the second half for Park Hill South (2-2).

The Panthers had six shots on goal, compared to only two by Olathe Northwest.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Panthers lost 2-1 to Olathe East in overtime.

Olathe East led 1-0 at halftime, but the Panthers tied the game in the 65th minute on a score from Reuben, with a helper coming from Jacob Garza. Olathe East got the game-winner in the 91st minute.

Olathe East had seven shots on goal, two more than Park Hill South.

Reuscher played in the first half in goal, while Meek took over in the second half for the Panthers.

Liberty Tournament

Park Hill went 2-1 at the Liberty Tournament, which started on Saturday, Aug. 31 and wrapped up on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Trojans dropped the season opener, 1-0, on Aug. 31.

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Stefan Meier scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Kansas City East. The tournament play wrapped with a 1-0 win against Bishop Miege, the reigning Class 4A champion from Kansas.

Other matches

Park Hill South 1, Lee’s Summit West 0

The Panthers won their home opener with a triumph over the Titans behind Josh Garza’s goal in the 37th minute on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The Titans finished with seven shots on goal, six coming in the second half. Cade Meek turned back all seven shots to earn the clean sheet for the Panthers (1-1).

Lee’s Summit West drew three yellow cards in the loss, all in the second half.

Rockhurst 2, Park Hill South 0

The Hawklets scored twice in the first half to pick up a win against the Panthers in the season opener on Friday, Aug. 30 in Kansas City.

Jack Morris got a marker in the 9th minute for Rockhurst, a state semifinalist last year in Class 4. Grant Peters scored with a minute left in the first half, with a pass from Stephen Brooks.

The Hawklets had a nine to four advantage in shots.