The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team played league-leading Bridgeport twice last week — once at home and once on the Mustangs’ home pitch — and lost both matches, but showed improvement in the second one.
On April 16, the Mountain Lions lost, 5-0, at Bridgeport. Two days later, Liberty Bell defended its own pitch against Manson, dropping that match 5-2 to the Trojans.
The rematch against Bridgeport came on Saturday (April 20), and for the first 40 minutes the Mountain Lions frustrated the Mustangs’ relentless probing for a clear path to the net. Liberty Bell goalkeeper Simon Studen stopped several shots. The Mountain Lions had only a handful of scoring opportunities, and the half ended in a 0-0 tie.
While the Mountain Lions managed to finally score a goal in the second half, Bridgeport found the range for two, and the 2-1 margin stood up for the final score. The outcome left Liberty Bell with a 1-5 record in league play, 2-7 overall.
The Mountain Lions’ regular season finishes with a flurry. Liberty Bell hosted Oroville on Wednesday (April 24), stays home to face Brewster on Thursday (April 25) at 4:30 p.m., then travels to Manson on Saturday (April 27). The last home game of the season is on Tuesday (April 30) against Tonasket, starting at 4:30 p.m. Earlier in the season, the Mountain Lions beat Brewster and lost to Tonasket.