Liberty takes fourth at state | Soccer

The Liberty girls soccer team finished another standout season by falling to Holy Names 1-0 Saturday to take fourth in the 3A state tournament. The Patriots (14-5-1) lost to Columbia River Friday in the semifinals in a shootout. Liberty took the lead in the 26th minute in that game when Tara Johnson scored off a Katie Noonan throw-in. It was just the fifth goal Columbia River had allowed all season.

Liberty's Kiana Hafferty brings the ball up the field against Holy Names in the 3A state tournament.

The Liberty girls soccer team finished another standout season by falling to Holy Names 1-0 Saturday to take fourth in the 3A state tournament.

The Patriots (14-5-1) lost to Columbia River Friday in the semifinals in a shootout. Liberty took the lead in the 26th minute in that game when Tara Johnson scored off a Katie Noonan throw-in. It was just the fifth goal Columbia River had allowed all season.

A Maddie Reynolds goal in the 69th minute tied the game. After two scoreless overtime periods, Liberty led 4-3 on penalty kicks before missing its final three attempts.

Liberty beat Columbia River 2-1 in the first round of state last year on the way to taking second place.

Saturday against Holy Names, the teams played a scoreless first half before Holy Names took the lead in the second half.

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