By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team was edged 1-0 by a tough Tonasket team on Saturday (Sept. 19) after shutting out Manson, 6-0, two days earlier.
The Lady Lions lost to Tonasket on the Liberty Bell home field by virtue of a penalty kick. Otherwise, coach Lincoln Post said, Liberty Bell played well against a powerful opponent.
“We expected Tonasket to be a strong team,” Post said. “I was very proud of the way our team played. Tonasket plays a physical game and our team held their own.”
“It was not one of our prettier games,” the coach said. “It was more of a battle.”
Post said Tonasket will likely be one of the most challenging opponents the Lady Lions face this season.
At Manson, the Lady Lions were led by senior Aden Jones, who scored three goals. Adding one goal each were senior Claire Waichler, junior Cassidy Butler and sophomore Mackenzie Woodworth.
A home game against Entiat scheduled for Tuesday (Sept. 22) was cancelled because Entiat is not fielding a team this year. The Lady Lions will play at Bridgeport on Thursday (Sept. 24) and will host Omak on Saturday (Sept. 26) at 1:30 p.m. Oroville will visit Liberty Bell next Tuesday (Sept. 29) at 4:30 p.m.