Suburban soccer roundup: Pirates, Trojans on 5-game winning streaks

Platte County won its fifth straight game by holding off Fort Osage, 3-2, on Monday, Sept. 16 at Pirate Stadium.

Freshman Aaron Cordova had two of the three goals for Platte County. Senior Chase Peterson also had a goal for the Pirates (5-0).

Grant Allen and Joseph Ibarra provided the assists.

Park Hill South 1, St. Joseph Central 0

Jacob Garza scored the lone goal in the 41st minute to give the Panthers a Suburban Conference Red Division win on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside.

The Panthers (3-3, 1-1) held the visiting Indians to only one shot on goal. Cade Meek and Noah Reuscher combined on the shutout in goal for Park Hill South.

Park Hill 1, Blue Springs South 0

Park Hill won its fifth game in a row after a 1-0 victory against Blue Springs South on Monday, Sept. 16 on the road.

Matt Lachowitzer had the lone marker for the Trojans (5-1), while Brandon Chatham added an assist on the play.

Kyle Wilkie posted a shutout for the Trojans in goal.

CODY THORN/Citizen photo  Park Hill freshman James Betz dribbles the ball up the sidelines while being pressured by a Liberty player during a game on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside. Park Hill won the game 1-0.

CODY THORN/Citizen photo

Park Hill freshman James Betz dribbles the ball up the sidelines while being pressured by a Liberty player during a game on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex in Riverside. Park Hill won the game 1-0.

Park Hill 1, Liberty 0

Cameron Caldwell got the game winner on a penalty kick on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex.

The Trojans dominated possession — 60.5 percent to 39.5 — and had 13 shots compared to only eight by the Blue Jays. However, it wasn’t until the 89th minute when Caldwell got the game-winner that the Trojans broke through.

Earlier in the first half, the Trojans (4-1) had a penalty kick opportunity turned away by Liberty.

Kyle Wilkie and Will Kirtley shared time in goal for the Trojans.

Liberty 3, Park Hill South 0

The Blue Jays scored twice in the second half to pull away for a Suburban Conference Red Division win on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Liberty.

Goalkeepers Noah Reuscher and Cade Meek each had three saves in the half they played for Park Hill South.

The Panthers had only two shots on goal, both coming in the second half.

Liberty got goals from Caden Howard, Ethan Wallace and Will Swetnam — the latter two five minutes apart in the second half.

Platte County 4, Liberty North 3, PK

The two teams played to a 0-0 tie through 80 minutes and then in overtime. In the penalty kick portion of the night, the Pirates prevailed there.

Chase Peterson, Tanner Ride, Calvin Forrester and Joseph Ibarra had goals for Platte County.

Forrester’s kick was the deciding marker.

Up next

Platte County: The Pirates playa league game on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Winnetonka before playing at home on Monday, Sept. 23 against Kearney.

Park Hill South: The Panthers have two conference games upcoming with a trip to Staley on Sept. 18 at the North Kansas City District Activity Complex and at home on Sept. 23 against Truman.

Park Hill: The only game the rest of the week for the Trojans is a home game against Ray-Pec on Wednesday, Sept. 18.