The Liberty Girls Soccer team took another step towards their goal on Tuesday night with a 3-0 win in the District Semi-Final over the New Albany Eagles. The Patriots recorded a program record 16th win, registered their 15th shutout (also a program best), and have now outscored their opponents on the season by a 69-3 margin. The team’s goals against average for the season of 0.167 is one of the best in OHSAA history.
The Patriots came out strong in the first 15 minutes and generated several strong scoring chances on crosses by Kylie Slusser after exceptional work on the flank, but the Pattys could not get on the end of her crosses to find the back of the net. New Albany settled in and for the balance of the half disrupted the Patriots’ possession strategy, leading to a 0-0 score at half.
After the half, the Patriots came out with a higher level of focus and took the lead four minutes in on an unassisted blast from 35 yards by Senior Captain Katie Best, which would prove to be the game winner. Lexy Fisher scored the second goal on a bomb from distance with 11:00 minutes remaining, with the assist from the throw-in by Kylie Slusser. OIivia Sensky sealed the win in the 76th minute on another long range shot off a feed from Jordan Fike. The Pattys outshot the Eagles by a margin of 16-3, and although the Patriots went to halftime with no corner kicks on the books, they finished the game with a margin in corner kicks of 9-2.
Next up for the Pattys is the District Championship on this Saturday, October 25th at 4:00PM vs. Grove City at Westerville North High School, who advance with a 4-3 overtime win tonight over Olentangy Orange.
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