Patriots’ Best Season In Program History Comes To A Close In Regional Semis (10/28/14)

Liberty Girls Soccer Program Earns 1st District Championship In Program History (10/25/14)
October 25, 2014
Ranalli Named 1st Team All-State, ThisWeek “Super 12” Captain (11/9/14)
November 9, 2014

On Tuesday night (10/28/14), the Pattys goal was to end the night as one of the “Elite 8” in the State, but an opportunistic Olentangy squad denied the effort as the Patriots fell 0-1 in the OHSAA D1 Regional Semifinal match at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

The Patriots had the run of play in the first half and several solid scoring opportunities, a game-long advantage in possession, shots and corners, but could not find the back of the net. Olentangy converted a chance in the 58th minute, which proved to be the difference.

Despite the setback and a clear feeling that the season had ended too soon, the Pattys, Coach Saiben and Coach McMahon have so much to be proud of, including many firsts and records for the Patriots girls soccer program, which will be celebrated at the team banquet on November 12th.

Here are few snapshots of the season’s accomplishments, records and firsts:

  • Final record of 17-2-1
    • Most wins in program history
    • Least losses in program history
  • Four (4) goals allowed the entire season, Goals Against Average of .200.
    • Least in program history, ranks in Top 5 in OHSAA history
  • Seventy (70) goals scored
    • Most in program history
  • 16 total shutouts
    • Most in program history, ranks #6 in OHSAA history
  • 8 consecutive shutouts
    • Most in program history, ranks #10 in OHSAA history
  • First OCC Central Division Conference Championship (since realignment of divisions)
  • First District Championship
  • First Regional Semifinal (Sweet 16) appearance
  • Record nine (9) players receiving All-OCC & All-District Honors
    • Click HERE to see the honorees
    • State Honors not yet posted
  • Emma Ranalli – first ever to be both Conference & District Player of The Year
  • Coach Lisa Saiben – first ever to be both Conference & District Coach of The Year
  • First #1 District Playoff Seed (41 teams)
  • First time ranked in State Poll (#5 in Final regular season poll, reached #1 during season)
  • First time ranked in NSCAA Regional Poll (#10 in 10/21 & 10/28 poll)

Thank you to all the players, coaches, and especially the seniors for your hard work and efforts, and for making the Olentangy Liberty community very proud! Beyond your accomplishments on the field, you have demonstrated class, sportsmanship, a team first attitude, and you are truly great role models for all of the young ladies who aspire to be future Pattys!



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