Beating the odds

DOMINATe — Caroline Douglas leads the Lady Flames with 442 kills.   Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lady Flame Caroline Douglas pushes past two serious injuries Caroline Douglas is having the best season of her life. The redshirt junior outside hitter on the Lady Flames volleyball team has been one of the best players in the nation, leading her team to a 22-5 start, including a current …

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Champs again

FIND — Cassidy Bremner looks to pass against Pacific. Photo credit: Vittoria Stamoulis

Field hockey wins third consecutive NorPac East title The Lady Flames field hockey team (10-7, 4-0 NorPac) won their fourth consecutive conference game Thursday, Oct. 23 with a 5-1 victory over their Northern Pacific Conference (NorPac) rival, the Pacific Tigers, clinching the NorPac East division title. For three straight years, …

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Tich’s Take

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College football has always been crazy. From Doug Flutie, to the Stanford trombone player, to last year’s Iron Bowl, it has always boasted the best regular season in sports. A playoff threatened to screw everything up. With more teams having a shot at the title come postseason, there was a …

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Club remains undefeated

UNBEATEN — Middle blocker Sam Eisbrenner elevates for a spike as the Flames maintain their perfect season. Photo credit: Steven Abbott

Heading into the fall season with many new players added to the lineup, Liberty’s men’s club volleyball team was uncertain how it would fare in its opening tournaments. With two tournament wins in the books, it appears as if they will have nothing to worry about. The Flames have started […]

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Nowhere to run, or pass

HUNGRY — Flames wide receiver Darrin Peterson eyes the endzone on a first-quarter run on his only rush of the game, but ends up stepping out-of-bounds at the 11-yard line. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames dominate Runnin’ Bulldogs, set Big South record in shutout victory Just one game before its matchup with Gardner-Webb, Liberty gave up 637 yards and 48 points to Appalachian State. The Flames looked like a different team in their Oct. 25 matchup with the Runnin’ Bulldogs, blanking them 34-0 in …

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Flames drop Bulldogs

Men’s soccer rallies back to beat UNC-Asheville, wins for third time in four games After UNC-Asheville (1-8-3, 0-4-1 Big South) went ahead on the “shot of a lifetime” early in the game, Liberty (8-4-1, 3-3 Big South) men’s soccer fought back with three goals in a 10-minute stretch to cruise …

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Volleyball sweeps Winthrop

The Lady Flames volleyball team (22-5, 9-0 Big South) swept the Winthrop Eagles (15-10, 5-4 Big South) in three straight sets, continuing their 13-match winning streak Oct. 25 at the Vines Center. The Lady Flames won the sets 25-17, 25-17 and 25-22 to beat the Lady Eagles. The Lady Flames …

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Firing up the fans

motivate — The Spirit of the Mountain marching band pumps up onlooking fans and intimidates opposing teams. Photo credit: Lauren Glossner

Marching band encourages crowds to cheer on the Flames Walking into Williams Stadium the day of a Liberty football game is marked by the sea of red, the indistinguishable roar of thousands of Liberty fans, the smell of concession-stand food and the surge of energy and excitement that transforms people …

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Fully bounced back

set up — Hannah Weidner (5) leads all Big South freshman in kills. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lady Flames notch 20th win, extend win streak to 11 matches The Liberty Lady Flames volleyball team (20-5, 7-0 Big South) defeated the Charleston Southern (CSU) Buccaneers (9-16, 0-7 Big South) and Coastal Carolina Lady Chanticleers (15-5, 5-2 Big South) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18. The Lady Flames …

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Field falters

Lady Flames lose three straight games Lady Flames field hockey Head Coach Jodi Murphy knew a late-season stretch against three highly rated Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponents would be tough when she worked it into this year’s schedule. It proved to be every bit as difficult as she imagined, with …

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Halfway there

READY  — Freshman Colt Steele has scored three goals on the season, but was unable to find the net in either game in the Flames series against Davenport.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

DI Hockey splits third straight series on home ice The Liberty Flames Division I (DI) men’s hockey team (7-1-4) split its weekend series against the Davenport University Panthers (3-2-1) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18. Davenport 4, Liberty 3 (SO)The Flames fell to Davenport Friday in the first game, …

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Look Great, Play Great

Looking good — The Flames celebrate a score in their new uniforms. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

During a Liberty Flames football team meeting Aug. 12, Head Coach Turner Gill announced to the team that it would wear new uniforms this season. Team captains Jacob Hagan, Dominique Davis and Josh Woodrum then entered the room in the new attire, each donning either an all-blue, all-red […]

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Tich’s Take

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Since LeBron James appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 17, he has been compared to Michael Jordan. When he did things nobody had ever seen before, he was the next MJ. When he failed in big moments, he would never be the next MJ. It might finally …

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Lady Flames dominate

Lock Down — Maddie Boone (2) keeps the ball away from UNC-Asheville.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Junior midfielder Brittany Aanderud made history as the Lady Flames soccer team (6-3-1, 2-0-1 Big South) defeated the visiting Bulldogs of UNC-Asheville (6-4-1, 1-1-1 Big South) in an 8-0 shutout Wednesday, Oct. 1. With two assists bringing her career total to 21, Aanderud surpassed the program record for most assists …

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Tich’s Take

America loves the NFL. So it makes sense for the NFL to have a game on Thursdays. The more football, the better, right? Wrong. On paper, Thursday Night Football is great. For the consumer, it gives more football to watch during a part of the week that normally is void …

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