After two losses on the road, the Liberty County soccer teams won their first home games Saturday against Thomson.
The Liberty girls’ lost at Long County 4-0 on Feb. 11. The Lady Panthers then lost 4-1 to Statesboro there last Thursday.
Saturday the Lady Panthers beat the Thomson Lady Bulldogs 2-1.
“The first win of the season couldn't have come at a better time,” Lady Panther coach Marissa McCarthy said. “With a slower start to the season, it felt great to get that taste of victory. We have a very young team, with many developing players. Hopefully now that they know what it feels like to walk away with a win, they will run head first into their next victory.”
The coach said the team is fortunate to have some key players returning this season.
“Seniors Tatiana White and Alexi Limer are showing promising leadership as our captains, along with Nicole Esterbrook and Jennifer Garcia showing tremendous improvement since last season,” she said. “Junior, Sidney Wilkinson is on the way to her best season yet. Also making extreme improvements is sophomore, Carmae Gumataotao in net. It is evident that she has worked hard in the post season.”
Tuesday night the Liberty girls were at Bradwell Institute where the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
The Liberty girls are 1-2-1.
The Panther boys lost 7-0 at Long County on Feb. 11. They fell at Statesboro 8-0. The boys beat Thomson 3-1 Saturday.
Tuesday night the Liberty boys fell at Bradwell falling 7-0.
The Panthers’ record is 1-3.
The Tiger soccer teams were on the road last Tuesday, taking on Savannah Country Day School. The Lady Tigers won 4-0. This past Tuesday the Lady Tigers and the Liberty girls ended in a 0-0 tie.
The Tiger boys won 1-0 last Tuesday at Savannah Country Day. This past Tuesday the Tiger boys stomped Liberty 7-0. In the win Tiger Shawn Holman had a goal off an assist by Justus Hofmann for the first goal. Dylan Latsha and Darius Smith each socred a goal. Adwin Eliza had a goall off an assist from Smith.
Jamall Duvall scored a goal and Hofmann scored two goals one off an assist from Paul Kellman.
The Tiger boys are undefeated at 4-0. The Lady Tigers are 1-2-1.