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LCRD spring soccer finished
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By Shawn Shumacher
Special to the Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA)  

The Liberty County Recreation Department has wrapped up its first season of spring soccer.
In the Mite League, the championship game was between the Rascals, coached by Diane Jackson and Steve Agosta, and the Magic, coached by Bill Hause.
The Rascals first round game was a 4-1 win over the Panthers. Scoring in the game for the Rascals was Cameron Ochoa, Wallace Williams, and two goals by Alondra Lopez.  
The Panthers’ lone goal came from Devon Gieger.  
The Magic had a tougher road to the championship game beating the Xplosion in a shootout at the end of the game.  
The teams were tied at 1 causing the shootout to decide the winner.  
Tony Smith scored the only goal in regulation for the Xplosion.  
Ryan McGowan scored the only goal in regulation for the Magic and the only goal in the shootout, putting his team in the championship game against the Rascals.  
In the championship game, both teams battled back and forth but neither team could score a goal.  
At the end of regulation the score was tied at zero, calling for another shootout to decide the 2007 Mite League Champion.  
The Magic’s Ryan McGowan found the back of the net for his team, but it wasn’t enough as David Adams and Cameron Ochoa fired two shots to the back of the net capturing the league championship for the Rascals.
In the Midget League, the Cosmos, coached by Tony Cartagena, breezed through their opening round game against Stacy Howee’s Galaxy 4-0.
Tyler Causer and Michael Leasure both found the goal twice.  
The second game of the night was another shootout between the Revolution, coached by Raymond Gilyard, and the United coached by Chris Jimenez.  
At the end of regulation, the score was tied at two. Scoring for the United was Matthew Kuhns and Ashley Riles. Scoring for the Revolution were Adam Corwin and Jalen Gilyard.
 Matthew Kuhns set the tone for the United in the shootout but it wasn’t enough as Alfredo Castro and Jonathan Moyett put the finishing touches on a great game for the Revolution.  
In the championship game, the Revolution used the momentum form their last game to punch in 3 goals to win the 2007 Midget League title.  
Adam Corwin scored two goals and Jalen Gilyard scored a goal.
Michael Leasure did his best to keep his Cosmo team in the game but his lone goal wasn’t enough to overcome the Revolution.  
The Liberty County Recreation Department would like to thank all of the volunteer coaches that helped make this program a success and hopes to see everyone in the fall.    
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