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Schools boost senior players
The Liberty County senior soccer players were honored during Fridays home game against New Hampstead. - photo by Patty Leon

Bradwell institute recognized its senior players April 5 while hosting Effingham County at Hokey Jackson Stadium. Liberty County recognized its seniors Friday while hosting New Hampstead.

The Lady Tigers are 2-11-1 overall and 0-8 in Region 3-AAAAA. They fell 7-0 to Effingham. Their second win of the year came against Liberty County, a 1-0 win at Donell Woods Stadium.

"The girls won in a hard-fought contest," Lady Tiger coach Scott Akin said.

After the girls’ game Tuesday, the seniors from both the boys and girls’ squads were recognized.

"It is an honor to know all of them, and I am grateful for all of their contributions to the soccer program," Akin said of the seniors. "I wish for them to know that they will always be part of the Lady Tiger extended family and the Bradwell athletic family."

The Tigers beat the Panthers 4-1 Thursday, after falling 4-2 to Effingham County in a region loss April 5. The Tigers are 6-7 overall and 1-7 in region action.

The Tigers have a game at Benedictine at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Liberty County

After falling to BI on Thursday, the Liberty girls took Friday’s game against New Hampstead into double overtime and penalty kicks. With the score tied 1-1, each team raced on offense, trying to get that final shot on goal and break the tie.

Lady Panther goalkeeper Carmae Gumataotao attacked each ball kicked toward the goal. She had to come out of the game when she was kneed in the ribs by a Lady Phoenix opponent during a collision.

Lady Panther Cierra Nelson stepped up to the challenge. Sidney Wilkinson, Tatiana White, Rachel Carter and Nicole Esterbrook passed and pushed the ball forward well. Liberty held off a last-second shot to force the penalty kicks, where the Lady Phoenix edged out the Lady Panthers, 3-2.

Between games, the Panthers honored their seniors with gifts.

The Panthers’ final score had not been posted by press time.

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