Liberal Ties Garden City
Brock Kappelmann - May 9, 2019 7:21 am
It was a strange feeling at the end of the Liberal-Garden City girls soccer game Wednesday evening at the Gary Cornelsen Sports Complex. That’s after Liberal and Garden City played to a 0-0 tie. Liberal played a great defensive game in holding a very good Garden City team in check. Garden City clinched a Western Athletic Conference title with a tie. Neither team was celebratory as Liberal headed underneath the home bleachers and into their locker room and Garden huddled around their bench. Both teams surely didn’t mind warming up with as temperatures plummeted into the lower 50’s with strong north winds. Liberal had the wind in the first half and first overtime. Kim Alarcon made her fourth start of the year at goalkeeper and kept Garden City out of the net. He best save was a leaping save to her right late in regulation. Liberal is 6-6-2 and 3-2-2 in the WAC. Garden City wins the WAC at 6-0-2. LHS hosts Dodge City Thursday night at about 6:40 for the varsity game with the JV game at 5.