Varsity Soccer Finishes Off Season

The varsity soccer team loses a tough district finals game but still has a positive outlook on a great season


Jayce Haun

Multiple Liberty players battle it out with members from St. Dominic to gain possession of the ball in the district final.

Jaxin Osinski, Reporter

Unfortunately, the varsity soccer team lost in the district championship to No. 1 ranked St. Dominic. Although that is not how this year’s team will be remembered. 

This team, coached by first-year varsity coach Philip Luedecke, had an extraordinary ride this season finishing 13-6 and ranked No. 5 in the large school St. Louis Post-Dispatch soccer poll. 

“It was a tough way to end the year but I am proud of how the boys went out,” Coach Luedecke said. “I believe that our 2-1 loss against the No. 1 ranked Class 4 team St. Dominic was one of our best games all season.  We played till the final whistle and never gave up.  The boys could have easily just quit after going down 2-0 but kept fighting and pulled one back early and put Dominic on their heels.” 

Kaden Marsh scored the Eagles lone goal in the second half after St. Dominic took a 2-0 first half lead.

This team was built around its hard work and determination to go out and compete. The nine returning seniors led the way as this team went on some runs beating district rivals Holt (1-0) and Timberland (4-1) along with some other big wins such as the two against Fort Zumwalt West. 

“It was still a great season and a fun group of guys,” said junior Patrick O’Day.

This is just a bump in the road for the varsity soccer team, they are going to continue to grind and come back next year looking for revenge.  Coach Luedecke and the returning players have shown plenty of potential to have another exceptional year in 2021.