Soccer is well under way and the Liberty County Panthers’ boy squad is leading the pack with a 7-0 season.
The Panthers’ most recent win was against their first region opponent, Washington County. The local boys took a 4-2 win. They were scheduled to play at home on Saturday against Thomson, but Mother Nature postponed the game.
The Panthers swept the recent Richmond Hill classic where they took on Wayne County, Savannah Arts Academy and Jenkins. They’ve also taken victories over Brunswick, Brantley County and Fitzgerald.
The Lady Panthers defeated Washington County 4-0 for their first region win of the season. Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur said Elyssa Lemapu scored two goals early in the game to close the half with his squad up 2–0.
"Brittany Sumner and Diana Jimenez added two more goals in the second half," he said. "Our defensive line of Alicia Torres, Karen Donaldson, and Cynthia Kornegay played exceptionally well, not allowing any shots on goal. Anitrea Payne, Jeanna Rountree and Stephanie Cedola were solid at midfield. We had a number of opportunities to add more goals, but failed to finish. Hopefully, we can improve on that part of our game this Friday at West Laurens."
Those games start with the girls at 5 p.m. and the boys following.
The coaching staff is still waiting to hear from Thomson about rescheduling Saturday’s game.