The Patriot Press

Spring Postseason Recap: Soccer

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

June 10, 2019

In the second round of districts, 15 minutes into the game, things were not looking good for the Liberty boys soccer team. After two quick scores by the opposing team, Liberty was down early 2-0 to the Bellingham Red Raiders. Fortunately, through their determination and perseverance, the season was...

SEITO GAOs to collegiate soccer team

May 16, 2019

Seito Gao is a four-year varsity player for Liberty High School boys soccer. His ten years of experience with Pacific Northwest Soccer Club has played an integral role in the successes of both Liberty’s team and his club team. Gao is officially an athletic commit to Northwest University, a NAIA division school in Kirkland.

Team chemistry leads boys soccer to postseason

Brigitte Larkin, Social Media Director

May 16, 2019

For anything, it takes years to form the kind of chemistry that allows people to flow together well. This year, the varsity boys soccer team has found that chemistry. Most of the players have played soccer together for upwards of ten years on both club and school teams. “All the boys know each other....

Boys soccer succeeds with new drive to work hard

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Boys soccer had a record turnout of 70 boys for their tryouts, and as a result, they have an extremely selective team of 54 talented players.The cuts mostly affected the JV and C-team rosters, as varsity had many returners, but the program has become more competitive overall. “Liberty’s competitive...

Girls soccer is kicking it despite younger team

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Sometimes the success of others can be daunting. All of a sudden, the level you’re expected to reach is unbearably, insurmountably, high. But it’s a level you’re expected to reach nonetheless. And following their state championship win last year, the Liberty girls soccer team definitely feels...

Turf Turds: rubber demons from hell

Nikayla Copenhaver, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Turf, turf turds, rubber, black bits--whatever you call them, you probably see them everywhere.  For us athletes, we know especially how annoying these pesky little things can be, and just how far into our lives they invade. There have been reports of people finding them in their beds, cars, clothes,...

Early Loss gives girls soccer a reality check

Mia Oliver, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Dripping with sweat and frustration, the girls make their way to the sideline after the final whistle confirms their loss. One question lingers among them: How could this have happened? September 12th, girls’ soccer suffered an unexpected 3-0 loss to Mercer Island in its first conference game of...

Girls soccer snags second in state

Girls soccer snags second in state

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

Rewarding. That’s one way to describe the how the girls soccer team felt about its advance through the ranks to the 2A finals. Left with only five returners from last year’s varsity team, the odds were stacked against the Patriots, but the girls were able to unify as a team and work towards success...

Varsity soccer scores with a younger team

Macee Vadney, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

In the past two months, the Liberty girls’ varsity soccer team’s success has skyrocketed. This season’s young group of girls - which includes three freshmen - has created a strong team this season with a record of 8-3-4 (wins ties, losses). Some feel the younger girls have been the transition...

Boys soccer falls short in state cup

Sydney Willoughby, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

The boys soccer team finished its season with an overall record of 5-9-4, ranking 6th in the KingCo League. As the season continued to progress, the team was able to support and push each other to get the results they had worked for. “Davis Noblat and Michael Daly were well-deserving of their 1st  team...

Boys soccer looks to build off of recent success

Sean Bates, Senior Writer

May 12, 2016

Liberty boys soccer is striving to match last season’s success despite losing twelve seniors as yet another senior led roster enters their time to play on the varsity field. Despite a rocky start, returning senior and varsity captain Tyler Wray has led this team to another competitive season against...

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