Varsity Girls Soccer Off To A Great Start

The girls soccer team has started the season off with a bang, scoring 21 goals in four games and a record of 3-1


Monica Reyes

Junior Tess Roberts (16) and sophomore Rachel Skyberg (2) fight a Howell player for the ball.

Ally Schniepp, Sports Editor of The Ledger Magazine

Spring sports have officially started and the soccer team has been showing what they’ve got from the first blow of the whistle. After winning their jamboree, the varsity team has won three out of their four games, with one shutout and one mercy so far this season. 

Their first four games, the girls have scored 21 goals, putting three Liberty players on the leaderboard early in the season. The leading scorers are senior Chloe Netzel who has 10 goals and three assists in four games, sophomore Morgan Struttmann with five goals and three assists, and junior Hailey Jolliff with four goals and two assists. 

“Our main goal is for each player to be playing to their full potential so that we can play to our full potential as a team,” Coach Heidi Kleekamp said. 

Although the team’s season has started off strong, their most recent game against Howell ended in a 4-1 loss, leaving room for improvement throughout the rest of the season. The next game is Tuesday, April 6 against Washington at home at 6:30 p.m.

Senior Emma Meuser launches the ball up the field to her teammates. (Monica Reyes)

“Prior to our Washington game we plan on focusing on the organization defensively. We will focus on how each individual needs to show up and play at 100% for our team to play at 100%,” Kleekamp said.

The exciting start to the season looks to be a promising year for girl’s soccer, with a talented team who are always striving to improve. 

“We still have a lot of work to do as a team to reach our full potential,” Kleekamp said. With a roster of athletic and skilled players, the girls plan to be a threat this season as they get closer as a team.