Liberty County had three soccer matches in the last week, hosting Thomson on Feb. 20, traveling a few miles to Bradwell Institute on Tuesday and playing at Windsor Forest on Friday night.
Bradwell had two games last week, including the region opener Friday against South Effingham at Hokey Jackson Stadium.
On Feb. 20, the Liberty County soccer teams won their first home games while hosting Thomson. 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 Monday in an email. “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.”
Tuesday night, the Liberty girls were at Bradwell, where the game ended in a 0-0 tie. Friday, the Lady Panthers lost 8-0 at Windsor Forest in their Region 3-AAAA opener. The Liberty girls are 1-3-1.
The Panther boys beat Thomson 3-1 Feb. 20. Tuesday night, Liberty fell 7-0 at Bradwell. The Panthers lost 8-2 at Windsor Forest, according to the Savannah Morning News. The Panthers’ record is 1-4.
The Tiger soccer teams hosted Liberty County this past Tuesday. The Lady Tigers and the Liberty girls ended in a 0-0 tie. Friday night, hosting South Effingham in their Region 3-AAAAA opener, the Lady Tigers lost 4-0.
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 scored a goal. Adwin Eliza had a goal off an assist from Smith.
Jamall Duvall scored a goal and Hofmann scored two goals one off an assist from Paul Kellman.
Friday, the Tiger boys suffered their first loss of the season, falling 2-0 to South Effingham.
The Tiger boys are at 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the region. The Lady Tigers are 1-3-1 overall and 0-1 in region play.