Liberty lacrosse club gets win against South Kitsap

May 3, 2012

By Christina Lords

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Sophomore Colin Ross scored four goals and had one assist to lead Liberty boys high school lacrosse to a 10-5 win against South Kitsap April 21 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Port Orchard.

The win was the third of the season for Liberty, which sits in last place of the Division II Evergreen Conference, trailing conference leader Overlake by four games. Overlake remains undefeated in the season.

Ross’ four goals gave the sophomore attackman a total of 13 in the season. South Kitsap led the first quarter, 2-1, but Liberty maintained a steady scoring pace throughout the game with three, two and four points scored in the following three quarters, respectively.

South Kitsap scored an additional three goals in the third quarter.

Kellen Kennedy had three goals for South Kitsap, which sits in fourth place of the Division II Olympic Conference, three and a half games behind conference leader Gig Harbor.

On April 17, Liberty dropped a close game against Edmonds after Jordan Tindall scored his only goal of the night just 25 seconds into sudden-death overtime, giving Edmonds a 7-6 win against Liberty at Maywood Middle School in Renton. The win was the sixth of the year for the first-year Edmonds program.

Tindall’s goal came after Liberty’s Ross evened the game at 6-6 with 53 seconds remaining in overtime.  The goal was the 12th of the season for the Meadowdale High School sophomore.

Edmonds opened scoring, taking a 3-0 lead in the first and then matched Liberty’s solo goal in the second for a 4-1 half-time lead. In the third, Liberty added three goals, but Edmonds’ two goals kept the margin at 6-4 in favor of Edmonds.

Ross’ fourth-quarter goal was the second for Liberty in the final stanza.

The Liberty team, in its third season as a club, is home to four Newcastle residents — junior goalkeeper Roland Deex, sophomore Peter Disney, freshman Ash Herrild and sophomore Shane Maio.

Deex, along with sophomore Sam Dodt and senior Jeff Arnevick, are the team’s co-captains.

Amy Deex, Roland Deex’s mother and treasurer of the club, said the team is looking to expand, including encouraging student athletes from Hazen High School to participate.

“We really want to see more boys come out from that part of the area,” she said. “Many of them play Five Star sports, such as the youth football program, together. We really want a club that feeds from Hazen and Liberty.”

With more students, the club aims to field varsity and junior varsity teams every year in the future, she said. She also hopes to increase membership with the Liberty-associated lacrosse teams geared toward elementary and middle school-aged children.

Learn more about how to get involved with the Liberty Lacrosse Club at www.libertylacrosseclub.com.

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