The league-leading, undefeated Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team won three games during the past week, including a victory over 1A Okanogan, to move their record to 7-0 for the season.
Liberty Bell 11, Oroville 0
The Sept. 25 home game was played eight-on-eight because Oroville was missing some players, Liberty Bell coach Lincoln Post said. “We had 22 players available and so had a lot of subs, which kept a fast pace for our team,” Post said.
Eight Lady Lions scored goals. Spencer Hoffner, Adee Smith and McKenna Kurtz each scored twice, while Maya Sheley, Elka Wathen, Josephine Cole, Sally Thornton-White and Jess Dinham each had one goal.
Kurtz also put in some time as goalkeeper and made some good saves, Post said.
“It was our first home game of the season and was great to see the community support,” Post said.
Liberty Bell 7, Lake Roosevelt 1
The Lady Lions were back on the road for a Sept. 27 match against Roosevelt. “They were a challenging team and played a strong defense and held us to two goals in the first half,” Post said. “In the second half we were able to find the holes in their defense and scored five goals and gave up one.”
Goals in the first half were by Thornton-White and Cole. The second half goals were two by Hoffner, and one each by Cole, Sophia Newton and Cymone Van Marter.
Liberty Bell 3, Okanogan 2
The Monday (Oct. 1) game at Okanogan “was a tale of two halves,” Post said.
“We came out strong and were up 2-0 at the half with goals by Sally Thornton-White and Spencer Hoffner,” Post said. “At the beginning of the second half, Cymone Van Marter added a third goal and it seemed like we might cruise on to an easy win. But Okanogan ramped up the pressure and dominated most of the second half, scoring twice in the later minutes and pressuring Tommie Ochoa in goal right up to the final whistle.”
Post said that freshman Chloe Sprauer had an outstanding day on defense. Freshmen Wyatt Albright and Jess Dinham, along with junior Ali Palm, kept the Bulldogs out of our net to secure the win, the coach said.
“We are playing really well as a team and working hard to continue to improve as our season progresses,” Post said. “It was great to have a challenging game against Okanogan to help us see where we need to focus. So far this season we have had 13 different scorers for our team and a deep bench of players contributing to our defense.”
The Lady Lions hosted Pateros on Tuesday (Oct. 2), will stay at home to play Bridgeport on Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m., and will play their third consecutive home game next Tuesday (Oct. 9) against Manson, also starting at 4:30 p.m.