Tuesday evening, the boys and girls of Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill and Jenkins, respectively, in soccer games where both local schools fell to their region opponent.
The Liberty boys fell just short of the Richmond Hill Wildcats, losing 2-3. The boys are 7-5-1 overall, but managed a 6-4 record for region 3-AAA.
The Lady Wildcats kept the goals coming as they outscored the Liberty girls 7-1. The Lady Panthers are 7-6-1 overall and 5-5 in the region.
But Lady Panther soccer coach Jarvis McArthur said the score was not indicative of how well the girls played.
"We lost a hard fought game to a very talented Richmond Hill team," he said. "Michelle Adams scored the first goal of the game. RHHS tied it up about midway through the first half on an unassisted corner kick. The score was 1-1 at halftime. The Wildcats took many shots on goal during the second half and eventually our defense began to wear down."
McArthur said goalkeeper Diamone Johnson also put in a stellar performance.
"I’m really proud of how hard the girls played," the coach said.
The girls locked in the third place spot and are likely to play their first-round playoff game on April 30.
We will bring you the playoff brackets as soon as they are posted.
Tiger goalkeeper Michael Subject had 10 saves, but the boys lost 1-6 against Jenkins. Lady Tiger Allison Burrill scored the Lady Tigers’ only goal in their 2-1 loss to the Lady Warriors.
On Wednesday, the Tiger re-matched Savannah Arts Academy, but the boys lost 3-1 and the girls lost 8-0. Goalkeeper Rebekkah Smith had 13 saves.
The Tigers travel to Camden County today. The girls will play at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow.