The Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team went on the road and defeated the Lake Roosevelt Raiders 4-1 last Thursday (Oct. 3) in a Central Washington B League contest.
Seniors Maya Sheely and Tommie Ochoa led the Lady Lions, each with an assist and a goal as Liberty Bell took control early and led from wire to wire. Maisy Shaw and Josephine Cole were on the receiving end of the seniors’ passing game, each netting a goal of their own.
Assistant coach Katie Overbeck credited “great passing and teamwork” as key to the Lady Lions’ victory. “Defense had an incredible game,” she said.
On Monday (Oct. 7), the 1A Okanogan Bulldogs traveled over the Loup to take on the Lady Lions in a damp and rainy inter-league match between the Caribou Trail and Central Washington B league representatives. Okanogan came out on top, 2-0, in match that for a couple of momentary lapses, was a defensive struggle all the way. Indeed, the first half ended knotted at nil, neither team able to mount much of a threat against two stingy defenses.
Liberty Bell coach Lincoln Post called the match “a good effort against a solid team. We controlled the ball and field position the first half, just couldn’t get any good shots off.”
Okanogan took control with a goal by Daniele Sparks about 2:30 into the closing period to go up 1-0. Afton Wood scored the final tally inside the 2-minute mark.
The Lady Lions’ season record moves to 5-3 overall and remains at 4-1 in league play, one game and a tie breaker behind Tonasket. Next up are home matches at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 10) when the Bridgeport Fillies visit, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 12) against Brewster.