Liberty first-year coach Chuck Martin gathered up his Lions and some of the parents along the track following last night's 2-0 win against visiting Linganore.
He commented on the Lions' accomplishments with the regular season now complete.
The Central Maryland Conference crown was in hand -- 6-0 after the win last night -- and at least a share of the Carroll County title (a 4-2 South Carroll win against Westminster last night gave South Carroll and Liberty 5-1 marks).
That was on top of Liberty's receiving the top seed in its region and a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
His final words "and no practice tomorrow" brought some of the loudest cheers.
It was a pretty good day for the No. 11 Lions, who capped it with their eighth straight win to finish the regular season at 10-2.
Shanna Ziegenfuss scored her county-leading 16th goal of the season in the first half and added her 17th in the second half against a solid Linganore team.
"I told the girls they were going to have to work hard for this one," Martin said.
"We were off a little, but a lot of that goes to Linganore -- they have a good team."
Ziegenfuss gave the Lions a 1-0 lead with eight minutes left in the first half.
The sophomore settled a ball at midfield, went by four Linganore players before ending up a couple of steps inside the 18. There she placed a shot in the lower left panel.
She started the second goal with a short through ball to Megan Dunham in close along the left side. Dunham's shot hit the top crossbar and the rebound came out to Ziegenfuss, who finished promptly.
"Miss excitement," said Martin, referring to Ziegenfuss. "She's back for eight games and we go on an eight-game winning streak. Not to say she's the whole reason everyone has stepped up and a lot of different people are scoring. She's getting marked more and more heavily and it opens things up."
The Lions also got a solid effort from goalie Angi Primavera, who had to work hard at times for her eighth shutout of the season. She finished the night with seven saves, including two diving saves off headers in each of the halves.
"She's really come on strong and has worked very hard in practice," Martin said. "We've worked hard on one-on-one situations and it showed."