Redskins Top Topeka in Overtime
Brock Kappelmann - October 25, 2023 6:50 am
The Liberal soccer team built a 2-0 lead before the Topeka Trojans rallied to send the game to overtime. But a Suain Moncayo penalty kick in overtime helped the Redskins advance in the 6A playoffs with a 3-2 win over Topeka at Redskin Field.
Liberal scored while the sun was still out. Suain Moncayo found the back of the net at the 36:21 mark. Johnny Young gave LHS a 2-0 lead with a goal at the 16:39 mark. Topeka scored into the north net on a penalty kick. It was 2-1 Liberal at halftime. Topeka used a free kick after a hand ball to tie the score at 2-2 with 10:30 to go. The game went into overtime. After a hand ball in the box, Suain Moncayo banged home the game winning penalty kick into the north net 2:30 into overtime.
Liberal is 10-4-3 and Topeka finishes 7-10. It’s Liberal first playoff win since 2020. The Redskins play at Derby Thursday night at 6pm. Derby blanked Maize 1-0 Tuesday night.