By Fred Stabbert
LIBERTY September 28, 2007 A tough pre-season conditioning program coupled with excellent ballhandling abilities lead the Liberty Indians to two league wins Monday afternoon before 150 hometown fans.
The boys’ team picked up a hard-fought 3-2 victory while the girls’ squad won 3-1.
At the short-end of the scoring was Sullivan West, whose boys’ and girls’ teams played excellent soccer throughout the hot afternoon, but neither team could pick up their first league victory.
Led by Saeed Robinson, who netted two of Liberty’s three goals on the day, Liberty’s boys improved to 2-1 league, 2-4 overall.
“We played so well as a team,” Boys’ Coach Ann Ramos said. “We play off each other, that’s why we are so successful.
“We are also conditioned well,” Ramos said. “We can play hard the whole 84 minutes. I also have a strong bench. They (Sullivan West) were tough to beat.”
Steven Moreno scored the other goal for Liberty while Sullivan West’s Lucas Bauer netted two goals. On the saves side, Liberty goalkeep Tom Fix had 17 saves while Sullivan West’s Logan Grishaber defended 15 shots on goal.
In the girl’s contest, Liberty’s Jasmine Walizadeh, Selena Vargas and Rebecca Scherer all scored to help the Indians improve to 6-1 on the season, 1-1 in league play. Liberty Keeper Taylor Lorino had 10 saves as Sullivan West turned up the pressure in the second half.
Sarah Lander had the lone goal for Sullivan West, which dropped to 0-2 league, 1-6 overall.
Lady Bulldog Keeper Kristen Niemann had nine saves.