Two quick goals started the Fowler Redcats towards victory against the Liberty Hawks boys soccer team during the first round of the Central Section Div. V playoffs this week, and though the Hawks surged in the second half, a late bouncing shot sealed the game and sent the Redcats on to the next round.
Fowler (9-14-3, 5-4-1 NSL) split with Liberty (10-16-2, 4-4-2 NSL) in tw matches this year. The Redcats won the first clash 1-0 and Liberty took the second, 4-1.
Fowler head coach Mark Feaver said he knew coming in to the game that the Hawks were a tough team to beat.
“We’re always well matched with Liberty and I knew it would be back-and-forth,” Feaver said. “They have a strong up-and-back game so we looked for any mismatches and do our best to get the ball through. They’re a great team, we split games with them every year so it’s great to get this playoff win.” ...