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Lady Panthers are 2-1 in region play
Lady Panthers Cortney Welch and Rebecca Nelson during a recent game.

Liberty County High School hosted New Hampstead in soccer where the boys fell 5-2 and the girls triumphed with a 6-0 win in region 3-AAAA action Tuesday.

“We had another big offensive night,” Lady Panther soccer coach Jarvis McArthur said. “I would like to give a lot of the credit to first-year assistant coach, Marissa McCarthy, who has been working hard with the girls on ball possession, formations, and conditioning.”

McArthur said senior Cortney Welch played unselfishly and scored two goals early in the game.

“But she passed up several other opportunities in order to get her teammates more involved,” the coach said adding that teamwork and sportsmanship are two important values he stresses to his team.

“Junior Jennifer Garcia had the first multi-goal game of her high school career, one of them coming off a beautiful header,” McArthur added. “Sophomore Sidney Wilkinson added two more goals, bringing her total to a team-leading six goals for the season.”

The coach said junior Tatiana White, and seniors Rebecca Nelson and Jhanee O’Neal kept the defensive pressure on the Phoenix to preserve the shutout.

The Lady panthers are 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the region.

The Panther boys are struggling at 0-5 overall and 0-3 in region play.

Liberty hosts Calvary tonight at 5 and 7 p.m.

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