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Injury bug strikes Liberty Bell booters

Brewster soccer blanks Quincy, 2-0

WINTHROP – Warden eked out a win against Liberty Bell, 2-1, in a non-league soccer match Sept. 28.

“It was a well-played match by both teams,” Liberty Bell coach Mike Wilson said. “End-to-end action. All three goals were made off set pieces and those decided the match.”

Liberty Bell was again missing five starters, and fielded four eighth-graders in the backfield on defense.

“I am pleased with the progress the younger players are making as they have been thrust into starting positions,” Wilson said. “Hopefully, the injuries will soon be a thing of the past.”

The Cougars got on the board in the 31st minute.

Liberty Bell’s Danielle Mott scored in the 49th minute on a penalty kick.

Warden got the winner in the 60th minute.

The Mountain Lions (3-3 overall) were slated to play Oroville on Tuesday, Oct. 1, then not return to action until a non-league match Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Okanogan (3-3).

BREWSTER – Brewster shut out Quincy, 2-0, in Caribou Trail League soccer Sept. 28.

No scoring or comment was received.

Chelan (1-4 overall, 0-3 league) is at Brewster (3-4, 2-3) on Saturday, Oct. 5.

CHELAN – Okanogan devoured Chelan, 8-1, in a Caribou Trail League soccer match Sept. 26.

“We did a good job of moving the ball around and setting things up,” Okanogan coach Dean Klepec said. “Our defense did a great job of starting the offense with great passes and support throughout the game.”

The Bulldogs led 4-0 at the half led by Emmy Engle, who had a goal and two assists.

Alexis Jones, Aidan O’Connor and Megan Patrick also had goals.

Jones and Amber Duke each had assists.

The pressure continued in the second half, with O’Connor bagging 2 goals while Cameron Moses and Jones each had a goal.

Moses, Townsend and Jones each had assists.

“Okanogan came ready to play and out hustled us and out played us,” Chelan coach Jim Broome said. “We had a hard time getting a transition going and hard time getting any attacks on goal.”

Daisy Franco scored Chelan’s goal in the 78th minute on a free kick.

Quincy (1-5 overall, 1-3 league) is at Okanogan (3-3, 3-20 on Saturday, Oct. 5.

BREWSTER – Brewster proved hard to dispatch for Liberty Bell in a non-league match Sept. 26.

The Mountain Lions led 4-0 at the half before the Bears mounted a comeback for a final score of 6-3.

In the first half, Mia Kennedy scored the first four goals for Liberty Bell in the first 20 minutes of the match.

Corinne Dietz got an assist on the first goal.

“Obviously, we came out fast,” Liberty Bell coach Mike Wilson said.

“All of Mia’s goals were breakaways as Brewster’s defense was playing a high line. We played very vertical, which is not the usual the style we play.

“So it was a little strange to have success that way.”

The Mountain Lions started four eighth-graders on defense.

Brewster was missing five starters, coach Alex Sanchez said.

“We have been hit hard by the injury bug,” Wilson said. “We won the match, but the style played is not something that I wish to continue.”

Danielle Mott on an assist from Kennedy scored in the 45th minute.

Veronica Arrez scored in the 46th minute followed by Karina Guzman on a penalty kick at the 48th minute and a free kick at the 55th minute.

Corinne Dietz scored in the 61st minute.

TONASKET – Tonasket dropped Omak, 5-0, on Sept. 24.

The Pioneers and Tigers were idle the rest of the week.

A Chronicle story on the match was in the Sunday, Sept. 29, newspaper.

Omak (2-3 overall, 1-2 league) is at Quincy (1-5, 1-3) and Chelan (1-4, 0-3) is at Tonasket (3-1, 2-1) on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Cascade (2-3, 2-1) is at Omak on Saturday, Oct. 5.

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