Lauren Fitzmaurice (No. 8 in white) returned to action after breaking two bones in her left arm five weeks ago. Photo by E.A. Weymuller

Lauren Fitzmaurice (No. 8 in white) returned to action after breaking two bones in her left arm five weeks ago. Photo by E.A. Weymuller

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team raised its league record to three wins and one loss last week following victories over the Tigers at Entiat, 4-3, and Manson at home, 5-0.

The rebuilding Manson Trojans were looking for their first win of the season but didn’t find it on the Liberty Bell pitch.

Freshman Lauren Fitzmaurice celebrated her return to the playing field with an assist to Mia Kennedy, who scored 10 minutes into the first half. Eighth-grade striker Corinne Dietz then outmaneuvered a Filly defender to punch the ball into the right corner of Manson’s goal.

Before the half was out Dietz took a Danielle Mott pass in to score to put the Lady Lions up, 3-0.

Fitzmaurice, playing with her left arm still wrapped from an earlier broken bone, was catching up for lost time. After supplying the assist that enabled Kathleen Chavey-Reynaud to score Liberty Bell’s fourth goal, Fitzmaurice served up her own unassisted point to end the scoring at 5-0.

Entiat a challenge

The Tigers were more of a challenge for the Lady Lions at Entiat on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

After taking an early lead off goals by Kennedy and Dietz, Liberty Bell allowed Entiat back into the game after senior forward Alexis Swearingen scored three times to put the Tigers up, 3-2.

Anna Post took a Mott assist to knot the game at three-all before Hannah Hafsos knocked in the game-winning fourth score.

The Lady Lions were scheduled to play the Hornets at Oroville Tuesday (Oct. 22). In a previous meeting on Oct. 1, Liberty Bell shut out Oroville, 9-0. On Thursday (Oct. 24), Liberty Bell travels to Bridgeport to meet the undefeated Fillies, and will face the so-far winless Trojans again at Manson on Tuesday (Oct. 29).