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Women's hockey team defeats No. 1 Michigan State

October 24, 2011  |  Lynchburg, VA 

Women's hockey team defeats No. 1 Michigan State

October 24, 2011 : Makenzie Parker/Liberty University News Service

 

While Liberty University's women's hockey team beat defending ACHA champions Michigan State on Saturday, Coach Paul Bloomfield has his eye on the road ahead.

"We've got a good team. What we need now is to be consistent and stay healthy," Bloomfield said.

If Michigan State loses either of two games this coming weekend at Robert Morris University, Liberty should be in position to ascend to the No. 1 position.

On Saturday, the Lady Flames exhibited a toughness worthy of a top-tier women's hockey  team.

Down 3-1 in the third period, Liberty scored three goals in the third period to seal the victory and push their record to 9-0. The Lady Flames suffered their first defeat of the season the next day after losing to the Lady Spartans 3-1.

Bloomfield said the win over Michigan State should place Liberty among the ACHA elite.

"It certainly has put us up at the top," he said.

The Flames previously defeated the University of Colorado, Robert Morris University and Colorado State University this season.

The season's first official ACHA rankings are scheduled to be released in early November.

Click here to see the Lady Flames upcoming hockey schedule.

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Results
Oct 3, 9:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
vs.
Women's D1 Hockey
University of Massachusetts
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MINS
SECS
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Massachusetts
Oct 3, 9:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Massachusetts
Oct 4, 6:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D1 Hockey
at University of Colorado
Oct 8, 5:00 PM

Women's D1 Hockey
at University of Colorado
Oct 9, 7:30 PM

Women's D1 Hockey
at Colorado State
Oct 11, 8:00pm (MST)

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Sep 28
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. Washington Pride
W (3-0)

Sep 27
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. Washington Pride
W (2-1)

Aug 23
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. Hamilton Hawks
W (6-0)

Mar 23
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. Washington Pride
L (4-1)

Mar 22
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. Washington Pride
L (7-0)

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