Boys Soccer Wins Conference for First Time in School History

The Eagles obtained the GAC Central Division title after trouncing Washington


Liberty Boys Soccer

The boys varsity soccer team poses together while holding up “No. 1″s after their game against Washington.

Gavin Block, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Ledger

In the game to finish their regular season, the boys varsity soccer team faced Washington High School’s Blue Jays at the nest on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 25. After 90 minutes, the Eagles ultimately soared higher than their avian counterparts, winning with a resounding score of 8-0. As a result, the squad secured the conference championship of the GAC Central Division along with co-titleholders Fort Zumwalt East. This is the first time in school history that the team has won a conference title.

The one-sided affair on Tuesday night saw a hat trick by junior forward Turner Lively as well as goals from forwards Gordo Garcia and Canon Mathison, midfielders Carson Nolan and Jacob Peeler and defender Jackson Westrich. Lively and junior midfielder Cade “Piggy” Galaway collectively contributed to all eight goals, with the latter player bagging four assists.

Lively leads the team in goals so far this season with a total of 13. He also currently shares the highest number of assists with Brady Freeman with a total of seven. The team ended their regular campaign with a record of 14-5-2.

Senior goalkeeper Bryan Guinn kept a clean sheet in the match against the Blue Jays and completed three others throughout the season.

“It felt really good,” Guinn remarked on being crowned champions. “It didn’t really feel like that at the time because I was freezing; it was raining and windy, but as soon as I got in my car, it was pretty nice thinking about it.”

Regarding the overall normal season leading up to their conference success, Guinn stated, “I know off the start it was kind of rocky, but after a while, we got the team chemistry going because we had the skill and were really working together well, especially closer to the end.”

Lively commented that their latest win was a good morale booster and that truly playing as a team has helped them achieve their goals.

“It felt good to win conference,” expressed Lively. “I think it’s a good win to go into districts with.”

The Eagles will enter the Class 4 District 4 tournament as the No. 1 seed. In their first match, they take on Fort Zumwalt West, the No. 8 seed, on Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Dominic High School.