Girls’ soccer improves to 4-0 in district play

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Kaitlyn Schutze (#12) gets ready to send one deep during the Panthers’ 11-0 win over Glenn. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By LANCE CATCHINGS

The Liberty Hill varsity girls’ soccer team improved to 17-2 on the season and 4-0 in district play with an 8-0 win over Taylor Tuesday night. The Panthers also defeated Leander Glenn last Friday night at home by a final score of 11-0.

Head Coach Darren Bauer said the team showed toughness despite “sluggish and sloppy” play in the win over Taylor. Liberty Hill took a 4-0 lead at halftime, then piled on another four goals in the second half of play.

“The girls started sluggish and sloppy in the first half, but still managed to put away a couple of early goals,” Bauer said. “The second half we settled down and played a bit better, but still not quite up to our standards. We have to come out and play more efficiently than we did tonight.”

Brooke Briscoe led the team with nine points in the win on three goals scored while also picking up three assists. Maddie Dube, Piper Tabor, Abigail Janicek, Madi Fuller and Brianna Stark each scored one goal in the win, as well. Janicek had two assists while Kaitlyn Schutze, Tabor and Fuller each had one.

The Panthers dismantled Leander Glenn in an 11-0 shutout last Friday night. The team jumped out to a 7-0 lead at halftime and added four more goals in the second half.

Fuller led the team with six points on three goals made. Dube and Briscoe each scored two goals, and Briscoe also had three assists on the night for her teammates. Tabor, Courtney Peterson, Janicek and Stark each scored one goal in the win. Samantha Carter had three saves in the win and Miranda Durkin also had a stop. Liberty Hill held Glenn to four shots on goal in the victory.

The girls’ soccer team hosts Burnet Friday night at 5:30 p.m. as they start their second round of district 26-4A play. They currently hold sole possession of first place in the district race.

Lance@LHIndependent.com

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