Let the Paint Fly
September 14, 2010 | Lynchburg, VA
Liberty University's paintball team hosted the Liberty Open tournament, the first tournament of the year, Saturday.
Liberty, George Mason University, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Towson University and Virginia Commonwealth University competed in the National Collegiate Paintball Association (NCPA) event. The University of North Carolina-Charlotte and three of Liberty's four teams progressed to the finals.
Liberty's four teams were the LU blue, red, white and black groups. The LU Black team is the newest team to the Liberty Flames paintball program
In the finals, LU Blue competed against UNC-Charlotte for the tournament title. LU Red and LU White competed against each other to decide third and fourth places.
UNC-Charlotte defeated LU Blue for first place, LU Red finished third overall and LU White finished fourth.
Cody Leeworthy from LU Blue was an important asset to the team.
"Everyone played really great today. All the teams came out and played really solid." Leeworthy said. "All four LU teams really represented Christ today in how they played. Overall it was a great tournament."
The Liberty University paintball team has been active since 2005 and is currently an LU Club Sport. The team practice Sundays at 1 p.m. and conditions Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. at their two paintball fields on campus.
Jessica Young - Sports Reporter