Some of the names change with every year that passes, but the rivalry that has developed between Liberty and neighbor South Carroll stays.
Another thriller that featured something for everyone took place in Winfield last night, and it wasn't until after 80 minutes of regulation and 16-plus minutes of overtime that it was decided.
That's when Liberty sophomore Trish Young scored from close-in to give the Lions a 4-3 overtime win.
Teammate Tiffany Williams got to the ball the same time as South Carroll sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Hughes along the left side and sent a short pass across the goal mouth to Young, who tapped it in the open goal.
Liberty freshman Michelle Allen quickly introduced herself to the rivalry with two goals in the first 20 minutes, and the No. 14 Lions (5-0-1) built a 3-1 lead early in the second half before the No. 10 Cavaliers (3-1-1) rallied behind the leadership and scoring of senior striker Lindsey Vosloh.
She quickly answered the Lions' third goal -- a volley from senior Shanna Ziegenfuss off a corner kick by Allen -- with a direct kick from 25 yards out that found the top right corner.
Vosloh tied the score with 15: 25 left in regulation with a header off a long cross from junior midfielder Heather Stoetzer.
"Our kids were prepared for that. We know what a quality program [South Carroll coach] Jim [Horn] has, and even when they scored the third goal, we didn't drop our heads," said Liberty first-year coach Sam DeLaurence. The important thing here is we're working hard and having fun. This was a great match."
A match that belonged to Allen in the early going.
She got the Lions off to the good start with a left-footed goal from 25 yards along the left side that found the opposite corner up high.
She used the same foot from closer range 10 minutes later, collecting a ball inside the penalty area and turning to her left to find the near post.
"I was here last year watching the game, and I just wanted to come, play well and win. The whole team was focused for this game," Allen said. "My first goal, I saw I had a hole I could have taken, but I just went for the long shot. On the second one, I felt I had some space behind me so I was able to turn my body."
South Carroll settled in midway through the first half and got one of those goals back when Joanna Remmel scored off a feed from Vosloh.
Liberty controlled most of the extra time, but couldn't get anything past Hughes (11 saves) until Young came through in the final minutes of the second 10-minute session.
Pub Date: 9/26/96