The Liberty County High School soccer teams had rough times in their season openers Thursday.
On a cold and windy night at Donell Woods Stadium, the Lady Panthers fell to Brunswick, 3-0, and the LCHS boys also lost, 4-1.
In the girls’ game, LCHS coach Jarvis McArthur said his players missed opportunities and allowed too many shots on their goal. He added that his team didn’t bring the ball in close enough, and their long kicks on goal were fielded easily by the Lady Pirates’ goalkeeper or taken by the wind.
McArthur did say he was impressed with junior Tatiana White who played depsite having painful shin splints. The coach called her performance, "gutsy."
He added juniors Alexi Limer and Nichole Esterbrook as well as sophomore Tia Anderson played extremely well.
In the boys’ game, the Pirates attacked LCHS’ back third all night, taking a 2-0 lead by the half.
Brunswick extended its lead with two goals in the second half.
Liberty County hosts Bradwell on Thursday, with games beginning at 5 p.m.