Eagles Soccer Surges To A 5-2 Record

Starting off the School Year with Wins


Jayce Haun

Ben Meyer takes a shot on goal. He has a goal and two assists so far on the season.

Patrick Lynch, Sports Reporter

Sports are back, and Liberty soccer isn’t taking that for granted. The team won its first four games of the season, resulting in a 5-2 record. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Coach Luedecke has remained positive and thinks the team can continue to keep winning. 

“Scoring goals is probably gonna be our biggest challenge this year, but we’re constantly working on getting better,” Luedecke said, who is in his first year as head coach. 

The biggest challenge faced by the team is “how much the schedule changes,” says midfielder Liam Merino (12). The team has had to drop three tournaments from its regular season due to coronavirus regulations, and could possibly lose more. The Eagles aren’t letting this stop them though. The team’s recent wins can be attributed largely to the stellar performance of the defense, in particular the efforts of the Eagles keeper, Patrick O’Day (11). 

O’Day has only allowed six goals in the seven games he’s played in. 

Patrick O’Day, the Eagles starting keeper is off to a strong start this season (Jayce Haun)

“I think our defense has been the biggest strength for us right now, with Patrick O’Day in goal, he’s been making huge saves for us, I think our defense has been solid,” Luedecke said. 

With the offense continuing to improve, and the large number of experienced juniors and seniors on the team, this squad could be in striking distance of the first sectional title in school history.

The Eagles are back in action tonight at home against Fort Zumwalt East at 6:30 p.m.