The Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team kept its unbeaten streak alive, claimed sole possession of first place in the CWB-2B league standings, and defeated a traditional nemesis in a signature match.
The Lady Lions accomplished all that with a 2-0 win at Brewster last Thursday (Oct. 11). Combined with an earlier 8-1 victory over Manson on the home pitch, Liberty Bell now sports an 11-0 record for the season, 8-0 in league play. Second-place Brewster has lost only one league game — to Liberty Bell.
There are still games to play and post-season competition to prep for, but the win over Brewster was especially satisfying. The Lady Lions lost to the Lady Bears three times last year, with Brewster winning the first two by 2-1 and 4-2, and the third in a shootout after regular play and overtime ended in a 1-1.
“It was a great game, challenging with intensity,” Liberty Bell coach Lincoln Post said. “Our team really played well.”
Sally Thornton-White scored on a long shot that clipped the underside of the goal bar to give Liberty Bell a 1-0 lead at halftime.
“We were able to keep pressure on Brewster through the second half and again Sally Thornton-White stepped up for the team with another beautiful shot to give us a cushion on our lead,” Post said. “Our defense had a great game shutting down Brewster’s offense. Megan Voigt had a standout performance for us, as did Maya Sheely.”
Liberty Bell hosted Tonasket on Tuesday (Oct. 16), visits Oroville on Thursday (Oct. 18) and will have a rematch with Brewster on the Lady Lions’ home field on Saturday (Oct. 20), starting at 11 a.m. Meanwhile, Liberty Bell will be hosting the CW B League cross-country championships starting at 11:30 a.m. on a new course that doesn’t include the track and stadium.
The Lady Lions finish their regular season next Tuesday (Oct. 23), hosting Lake Roosevelt.
Liberty Bell was eliminated in the round of eight in last year’s state tournament, and finished fourth in the state meet in 2016.