Senior forward Aaron Huang and sophomore forward Omar Lesdesma each found the net for the Wolverines, who held a 1-0 lead at halftime. Lions junior forward Manuel Corona scored the lone Liberty goal in the second half.
“I thought we were in control of the game,” Deer Valley head coach Nick Howliston said. “We’ve got some work to do in the final third (of the season). We missed some opportunities, but I think they’re generally playing pretty consistently.”
The victory boosted the Bay Valley Athletic League-leading Wolverines’ record to 11-2-4; 4-0-1 against league foes. Liberty fell to 4-8-0 (1-4-0 BVAL).
Deer Valley, which netted a 2-0 victory over non-league opponent Castro Valley on Saturday, travels to Clayton Valley on Saturday. Liberty plays Freedom on Monday.
Heritage 0, Pittsburg 0
Heritage and Pittsburg finished scoreless Tuesday night. Head coach Alex Valdivia credited Daniel Mendez as a major force in the game.
Deer Valley 0, Liberty 0
Deer Valley and Liberty’s girls soccer teams played to a scoreless tie on Tuesday.
Junior goalkeeper Kara Leffle made eight saves for the Wolverines. Liberty freshman goalkeeper Mikayla Wightman was credited with five saves.
Deer Valley (6-5-1, 2-2-1 BVAL) hosts College Park on Monday; Liberty (7-1-4, 2-1-2 BVAL) hosts Freedom on Tuesday.
Heritage 6, Pittsburg 0
Heritage had no trouble scoring on Tuesday night, handily defeating Pittsburg 6-0. The Patriots put up a 5-0 lead by halftime.
Heritage takes its 11-1-4 record (4-0-1 BVAL) to Antioch on Tuesday. The Pirates travel to Mt. Diablo on Friday.
Freedom 2, Antioch 1
A late penalty-kick goal by Freedom senior forward Krystal Espindola gave the Falcons a 2-1 victory over Antioch. Espindola scored in the 79th minute, her second goal of the game. Her first goal came in the 13th minute, also on a penalty kick.
Antioch junior defender Susan Klapperbein scored the first goal of the game, a corner kick at the 8-minute mark.
The Falcons (7-3-4, 3-0-2 BVAL) travel to Liberty on Tuesday; Antioch (5-11-1, 1-4-0) faces Heritage on the road.
Liberty took home the title at last weekend’s Tri-Valley Cup, held at Dublin High. The Lions garnered 255.5 points, beating Foothill and Amador Valley for first place overall. Deer Valley placed eighth with 67 points.