Suburban Soccer Roundup: Park Hill beats Liberty in playoff rematch

In a playoff rematch from last year, Park Hill picked up a 4-1 victory against Liberty in a showdown on Monday, April 16, at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside, Mo.

The two teams met in the Class 4 playoffs last year, with the Trojans winning 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Trojans, ranked No. 7 in Class 4, jumped ahead 1-0 early on a goal from Alison Walls in the 18th minute.

Madeline Hamlin scored for Liberty two minutes later, to knot the game at 1-1.

 KCPrepReport.com/Special to the Citizen Park Hill’s Alison Walls and Liberty’s Meredith George both jump to head the ball during a game on Monday, April 16, at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex  at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo. 

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Park Hill’s Alison Walls and Liberty’s Meredith George both jump to head the ball during a game on Monday, April 16, at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex
at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo. 

Walls then tallied her second goal in the 24th minute, breaking the tie and provide the go-ahead goal.

Park Hill then kept pushing the offensive attack and scored two more times before halftime.

Dragana Andonvoski scored in the 28th minute and then in the 32nd minute Avery Mertz added the final goal of the game.

Kelbey Emerson picked up the win in goal for the Trojans, winners of three in a row.

Blue Valley West 5
Park Hill South 1

The undefeated Jaguars scored three goals in the second half to pull away from the Panthers in the opening round of the Blue Springs South Tournament on Monday, April 16 in Blue Springs, Mo.

Blue Valley West (7-0) went up 2-0 at the break against Park Hill South (5-6) on goals by Anna Parry in th 25th minute and by Andree Orcutt in the 39th.

Orcutt added a second marker in the 51st and two minutes later Marisa Popoola scored for Blue Valley West.

Park Hill South broke the shutout with a goal by Macie Bolger, on an assist from Katie Eischens, in the 55th minute, making it 4-1.

Popoola added the final goal in the 72nd minute, on a pass from Orcutt.

Taylor Evans and Lauren Longenecker split time in goal for the Panthers in the loss.

Platte County 2
Smithville 0

The Pirates picked up a key district win with a shutout against the Warriors on Thursday, April 12, at home.

The shutout was the seventh of the year for goalkeeper Jaylee Wiedmer, who stopped three shots on goal.

Bryn McGehe scored in the 15th minute to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead at the break. In the 58th minute, Alexis Guillory scored for the final goal of the contest. Both assists went to senior Hanna Hall.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Pirates.

Park Hill 1
Lee’s Summit North 0

The win streak for the Trojans reached six in a row with a victory on Wednesday, April 11, against the Broncos.

The lone goal came from Alison Walls with an assist by Jordan Austin. Kelbey Emerson posted a shutout as the Trojans improved to 7-2.

Platte County 11
Grandview 0

After posting a pair of 10-0 wins, the Pirates did one better in their victory against the Bulldogs at home on Tuesday, April 10, at Pirate Stadium.

Hanna Hall had four goals, while Destinee Smith and Baily Bologna each recorded a hat trick for Platte County. Hannah Valentine had a goal and an assist for the Pirates.

Others with assists were Hall, Bologna, Bryn McGehe and Smith.

Jaylee Wiedmer earned the win in goal for the Pirates and has now allowed only one goal since suffering a 2-1 loss to Grain Valley on March 20.

Park Hill 2, Blue Springs South 1, 2 OT

Alison Walls had both goals for the Trojans, including the game winner in the 91st minute just into the second golden-goal overtime period on Tuesday, April 10.

Assists were by Emily Goldsbury and Jayden Dorrell.

Up Next

Platte County: The Pirates play North Kansas City on Thursday, April 19, in the Oak Park/NKC Invitational, before coming home to play Winnetonka on Monday, April 23.

Park Hill: After a road game to Ray-Pec on Tuesday, April 17 (results not available by press time), the Trojans will host Lee’s Summit on Thursday, April 19 and then Blue Springs on Tuesday, April 24.

Park Hill South: The Panthers will play Pembroke Hill on Wednesday, April 18, and then Blue Springs South on April 19 in the tournament.