By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team maintained a solid hold on second place in the Central Washington 1B/2B league with wins over Manson, 1-0, on the road, and Entiat, 7-0, at home last week.
Earlier this month the Lady Lions shut out Manson, 5-0, on the LBHS home pitch but it took more effort on Oct. 29 when Liberty Bell met the Trojans on Manson’s home turf.
Despite shots on goal by Danielle Mott, Estrella Corrigan and Lauren Fitzmaurice it wasn’t until the 0-0 battle entered overtime that freshman Mia Kennedy took a well-executed pass from midfielder Mott to score the only goal of the night.
Entiat zeros out
The Lady Lions hoarded all the goodies on Halloween night Thursday (Oct. 31) and sent visiting Entiat home empty-handed following a 7-0 shutout. Earlier this month Liberty Bell won a close call against the Tigers, 4-3.
Thursday’s win set up 6-2 Liberty Bell as the host of a district qualifying rematch against the 4-4 Tigers on Saturday (Nov. 9) at 1 p.m.
It was also Senior Night on the Liberty Bell pitch and seniors Hannah Hafsos,
Tulie Budiselich and Corrigan celebrated by scoring four of the Lady Lions’ seven goals. Senior defender Kathleen Chavey-Reynaud helped hold the frustrated Tigers to just two shots on goal.
Budiselich connected on an unassisted score early in the first half, Corrigan added another and Hafsos nailed two in the final 40 minutes. Mott scored twice and Fitzmaurice once to complete the shutout.
While Liberty Bell is taking on Entiat Saturday, No. 1 Bridgeport will be playing No. 4 Oroville. If the Lady Lions can make it 3-0 over the Tigers, they will advance to the district championship against the winner of Bridgeport/Oroville in a loser-out contest on Nov. 16. The winner will go on to the state championships at Sumner Nov. 22-23. Last year the Lady Lions placed fourth at state.