The Thomas More Prep-Marian girls’ soccer team fired out of the gate Tuesday, scoring a goal in the first minute by Kayla Vitztum, but couldn’t hang on, falling 5-3 to Liberal on Tuesday at Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
Vitztum struck again in the 15th minute and Ashley Ostrander pushed the Monarchs' lead to 3-0 in the 20th minute.
Liberal did all of its damage in the second half, scoring all five goals after halftime.
Julia Cox had saves in goal for TMP.
The loss drops TMP to 5-2. The Monarchs will travel to Great Bend on Thursday.