The Liberty softball team played great defense Monday in a 2-1 win over Bethlehem rival Freedom.

Each team scored a run in the first inning Monday, but the defenses dominated after that.  Freedom's Shayla Peterson struck out 8 batters for the Patriots.  Liberty answered with one nice defensive play after another, capped off by the final out of the game, a diving catch by Reyna DeJesus.  The 2-1 Hurricanes' win means they are alone in first place in their division of the LVC.