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Lady Panthers lose on penalty kick shoot out 2-3
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The Liberty County Lady Panthers displayed a well-orchestrated defensive performance that held South Effingham in check, forcing two-overtimes but were edged out in a penalty kick shootout Tuesday afternoon.
"We played hard the first half and led 1-0," Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur said. "Elyssa Lemapu scored her 17th goal of the season. It was a heartbreaking loss."
McArthur said the Lady Panthers lost their intensity in the second half, allowing the Mustangs to score a goal tying the game at 1-1 with 25 minutes left to go.
After two scoreless overtimes the teams were forced to a penalty kick shootout where the Lady Mustangs out kicked the Lady Panthers 3-2.
McArthur said he was pleased with the performance of first-time goalkeeper Metra Walthour who, he said, played extremely well.
"We also had good defensive performances from Melissa Grant, Anitrea Payne, Crissy
Troche, LaQuandanisha Adams. Rebekah Smith, Alicia Torres and Shaterra Freeman provided us with solid play at midfield."
Unlike the last two games against St. Vincent's and Richmond Hill, where the Lady Panthers were shut out, they were kick for kick against the Mustangs, which kept them in the game until the end.
The Lady Panthers have 2 wins, 2 ties and seven losses to date as they prepare for a rematch against Richmond Hill on Tuesday.
The lady's match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in Richmond Hill.

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