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Lady Eagles soccer celebrates Senior Night

The evening was a great night for soccer from start to end as the Liberty Lady Eagles celebrated their three seniors. One senior, Abby Woolsey, was away competing at an SCA track meet. The other two seniors present, Litzy Lopez and Kiley Taber were celebrated by family, friends and teammates before the game.
For the last home game of the season, the Lady Eagles welcomed the Dixon Lady Bulldogs. Missing Woolsey and with Taber recovering from a concussion, the Lady Eagles fielded 9 players. The Dixon in a very sportsmanlike gesture, only field 9 plyaers himself.
"That was actually the first time this year someone has done that for us," stated Head Coach Ashley Roegge. "It was extremely nice of him to do that."
The first half was off to a tremendous start as both teams battled it out. Numerous attempts at goal were made by Sophomore Tati Chavez whose bursts of speed quickly got her past Dixon's defense. The first goal of the game from Freshman Kaylie Wagner, 1-0. The Lady Eagles held the Lady Bulldogs until the last 8 seconds of the first half when they slipped one past Senior Litzy Lopez who was playing keeper for the first time this season.
The second half had the Lady Eagles rallying their speed and endurance. Wagner was able to score two more goals for the Lady Eagles. Freshman Kaydence Farris as a defensive-mid stopped the Dixon's oncoming attack and then fed her forwards the ball which lead to numerous goals and goal scoring attempts. Junior Kenzie Daniels along with Farris and Sophomore Alaynah Duran held the Dixon Lady Bulldogs to only one goal.
All around it was a great day for the Lady Eagles in regards to team work and grit on the field.
"Senior night was a win in every sense of the word," commented Coach Roegge. "After honoring our awesome seniors, the girls came out with the victory over Dixon. The Dixon coach was the first coach to give us a fair game, he played with 9 players as well. The girls are steadily improving!"
Not pictured is senior Abby Woolsey.
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