Liberty County High School’s Lady Panther soccer team fell in the first round of the state playoffs, 2-1, Monday night at Cairo.
According to Liberty coach Jarvis McArthur, Cairo was the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, but the Lady Panthers held Cairo scoreless until six minutes before the half.
Cairo knocked in a goal off a corner kick, and just shy of halftime, Cairo punched in another goal to take a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Panthers held Cairo scoreless for the entire second half of play while trying to stage a comeback.
“We regrouped and our defenders stepped up and began to play with more energy the second half,” McArthur said.
The coach said Myesha Robinson scored her team-leading 10th goal of the season to put the Lady Panthers on the scoreboard.
“We kept the pressure on Cairo during the last 10 minutes of the game, but just couldn’t get the tying goal,” McArthur said. “I was really pleased with the effort from senior Lynda Jimenez, juniors Cortney Welch and Jhanee O’Neal, and sophomores Tatiana White, Alexi Limer and Jennifer Garcia.”
The Lady Panthers finished 6-11 overall and 2-7 in region play.