Spring Postseason Recap: Soccer

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

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 not lost for the team.
“We came back to tie the game 3-3 and went into penalties,” junior Seth Kobata said. “Luckily, we converted our penalties, and our goalkeeper Alex Wolbert saved three penalties to win the game.”
Following this victory, the team was able to finish the season with an overall record of 10-8-2 and a district record of 6-3-2. They finished second in Districts and made it to the Quarterfinals of the state tournament, an improvement from last year.
This success was largely due to the various changes in the team’s training and style of play.
“This year we established a system which emphasizes quick passing and using the skills of forwards to create more chances in the game,” Kobata said. “Although it was full of ups and downs, overall it was a great year.”