The Parkway Lady Panthers won the Vacanza Classico soccer tournament hosted by St. Frederick and Neville last Friday and Saturday in Monroe.
The Lady Panthers defeated Neville in a championship game that went to penalty kicks after regulation and two overtimes ended in a 1-1 tie.
Parkway keeper Madelyn Elliott made a save during the shootout.
Liz Knight, Sara Funderburk, Mackenzie Kleinpeter, Taylor Gilbreath and Miranda Scotten all put their kicks in the goal to give Parkway the victory.
The Lady Panthers also defeated Ouachita 1-0, Bastrop 7-0 and West Ouachita 3-0 and tied St. Frederick 1-1 in the tournament.
Kleinpeter scored the lone goal in regulation against Neville with an assist from Funderburk.
Funderburk scored the lone goal against Ouachita. Liz Knight had the assist.
Funderburk had two goals against Bastrop. Elliott, Scott, Ali Kelly, Abbi Grunewald and Gilbreath scored one each.
Funderburk scored all three goals against West Ouachita, and Knight had an assist.
Also last week, Knight scored Parkway’s only goal in a 5-1 non-district loss to Loyola. Funderburk had the assist.
Elsewhere last week, Airline downed Benton 7-5 in a boys game.
Gin Pau scored four goals for the Vikings. Kham Nang had two and Mung Tang one.
Benton’s Ethan Parks matched Pau with four goals. Nick Sessions had the other goal, and Carter Parks had three assists.
Benton defeated Haughton 6-1 in a non-district boys game.
Sergio Gomez and Taylor Ward scored two goals each for the Tigers. Will Sanguinetti and Sam Vickrey scored one each. Dylan Grimes and Michael Escanelle had one assist each. Mitchell Matthews had three saves.
Joe Alvarado and Bryce Culotta scored one goal each in the Parkway boys’ 2-0 victory over Calvary. Parkway coach Walt Peoples called it a “dominating performance.”
Anna Grace and Savannah Howell scored one goal each in the Airline girls’ 2-0 victory over Sterlington in the Vacanza Classico tournament.
Howell also had a goal in the Lady Vikings’ 3-2 loss to New Iberia. Rachel Cochran scored in a 2-1 loss to West Ouachita.
The Airline boys won one game and lost two in the tournament.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org