A soggy field and a light drizzle didn’t stop the Liberty County High School Lady Panther soccer team from defeating Toombs County, 6-1, Friday afternoon in Lyons.
The win lifted the Lady Panthers to a 3-4 overall mark and 2-1 Region 3-AAAA record.
Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur said he was impressed with his team’s ability to overcome a difficult 5-4 loss Thursday night at home to Calvary Day.
“Furthermore, it was our third game in four days,” he said. “Junior Jennifer Garcia got us on the scoreboard first early in the game. But then our leading scorer, sophomore Sidney Wilkinson took over, putting the ball in the net four times. She has scored 12 goals this season.”
The lead gave coach McArthur a chance to get his younger bench players some game experience.
“We also gave some of our defenders an opportunity to play up top,” he said. “Junior defender Tatiana White scored the first goal of her high-school career on a penalty kick.”
Also Friday, the Panthers fell, 3-1, dropping their record to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the region.
Liberty plays at Wayne County High School Friday, with the girls’ game starting at 5 p.m.
In other soccer news, Effingham County swept Bradwell Institute in Region 3-AAAAA action Friday on Olvey Field.
The Lady Tigers fell, 4-2.
“Effingham played a tough match,” Lady Tiger coach Scott Akin said. “I am proud of my girls for fighting hard, but we must tighten up on the little things that cost us scoring opportunities. The girls controlled the field for the last 19 minutes, but Effingham matched our offensive aggressiveness with great defensive effort.”
Going into Tuesday’s action, the Lady Tigers held a 3-4 overall mark and 0-3 region record.
The Bradwell boys fell to a strong Rebel squad, 3-0, to drop to 2-4-2 overall and 0-4 in region play.
The Tigers were scheduled to host South Effingham on Tuesday for a region matchup and will travel to Statesboro on Friday.