Liberty wins tourney, enters state as No. 1 team

Patriots girls soccer is set to host North Kitsap tonight at 7 p.m.

The Liberty Patriots girls soccer team ended the regular season with a 7-2 win over Sammamish.

Entering the postseason, the Patriots went 3-0 in the District 1/2 soccer tournament — winning the championship match 1-0 against Sehome.

The girls opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Bellingham Oct. 27 before beating Cedarcrest 1-0 Oct. 30.

The first round of state began Tuesday when Liberty hosted White River.

The Patriots won 4-1 over the Hornets, advancing to the quarterfinals.

Liberty will face North Kitsap at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Liberty High School.

Around Town

Renton

The Renton Indians girls soccer team ended its regular season mid-October with a 3-1 loss to Highline.

The girls continued on to the South Puget Sound League 2A tournament.

The Indians opened play Oct. 20 against Highline. Renton fell 4-0 advancing to a loser out game.

Renton lost the loser out match 1-0 to Steilacoom, ending its season.

Lindbergh

The Lindbergh Eagles finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the SPSL 2A North Division.

After losing its first game of the year, the girls went on to win the remainder of the regular season.

Following the SPSL 2A tournament, Lindbergh enters the district tournament as the No. 2 team.

Lindbergh beat 1-0 Steilacoom in its opening round of the 2A tourney. In the semifinals, the Eagles beat Tyee 2-1 to advance to the championship game.

The Eagles fell 1-0 to White River Oct. 25 in the championship game.

Lindbergh went 1-2 in the District 3 2A tournament.

The girls opened the tourney with a 5-0 loss to Olympic. The loss advanced the girls to a loser out game where the Eagles beat Orting 3-2.

On Nov. 3 the Eagles played White River and lost 1-0.

The loss advanced Lindbergh to the state tournament as the No. 6 team.

In the first round of state, Lindbergh lost 7-0 to Selah, ending the Eagles season.

Hazen

Editor’s note: The following information about Hazen girls soccer was provided by head coach Ken Matthews.

Only one other team in North Puget Sound League 4A has had less goals scored on them this season than Hazen’s Lady Highlanders. Hazen faced that team, Tahoma, Nov. 1 with the winner heading to state.

“We figured it would be a low scoring game going in,” said Hazen coach Ken Matthews. “Shots for us were hard to come by but we did have a couple of good chances.”

Hazen was on its heels during the first 15 minutes of the game then things seemed to even out with end to end play. The game stayed 0-0 through 79 minutes. Tahoma pulled the late goal for the 1-0 win. The Bears advance to state and Hazen’s season ends after 19 games.

“It was a tough way to end the year. I thought we played our best games against the better teams we faced,” Matthews said.

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