Conference tourney awaits

Focus — Junior Ashlee Kurlock is currently second in scoring for the Lady Flames. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Cierra Carter Lady Flames look to win back-to-back NorPac championships The Lady Flames field hockey team will head to Stockton, California, Nov. 6 for the Northern Pacific (NorPac) Conference Tournament, where they look to repeat as conference champions. Last season, Liberty started out just above .500 at 5-4 before …

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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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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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Lady Flames stun Wake Forest

passing — Cassidy Bremner (16) looks to recieve a pass from teammate Natalie Barr. Photo credit: Ellie Fraser

Field hockey team upsets the nation’s No. 12 team to begin a six-game homestand The Lady Flames field hockey team pulled out an impressive home win against the 12th- ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons Friday, Sept. 19 with a close score of 2-1. Liberty entered the contest with strong momentum …

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Early season struggle

Field hockey has seen everything go wrong after a NorPac championship last year After winning the NorPac Championship last season and returning nearly every player, Lady Flames field hockey would never have imagined starting the year 1-3. But a mixture of a challenging schedule, an injured star and uneven play …

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Bringing home the gold

Liberty claimed four Big South conference championships in the fall sport season With another season of fall sports in the books, four Liberty University teams earned championships, with three coming in the Big South and one in the NorPac Conferences. Three of the four championship teams continued their season in …

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Undefeated in NorPac

one step at a time— Midfielder Erin Dombach brings the ball up the field. Courtney Russo

Liberty University’s field hockey team (14-4, 8-0) won its ninth straight game as the regular season concluded with a 3-0 home win over Radford (5-14, 3-5) Saturday, Nov. 2. The Lady Flames struggled out of the gate, not launching a single shot on goal in the first half, but things …

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Continuing NorPac dominance

ON THE RUN — Natalie Barr (29) scored three Lady Flames goals. Photo credit: Angie Pacitti

Field Hockey remains unbeaten in conference play with a win over Longwood Sisters Natalie, Bethany and Serena Barr were the main sources of offense for the Lady Flames (10-4, 5-0 NorPac) in the field hockey team’s 6-1 victory over the Longwood Lancers Wednesday, Oct. 17, accounting for five goals and …

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Flames nearly shock fourth-ranked UVA

weekend split — The Lady Flames dominated the Billikens but came up short against the Cavs. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

After a convincing 10-0 victory over Saint Louis (1-9) Friday, Sept. 27, Liberty’s field hockey team (5-4) could not find its offense Sunday afternoon, losing 2-0 to the fourth-ranked University of Virginia (UVA) Cavaliers (11-1). Lady Flames goalkeeper Ann Jefferis faced 11 shots on goal, saving 10. But the Cavaliers …

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Barrs raised

making a difference — Three sisters from Northern Ireland ended up at Liberty after a series of miraculous events. Photo provided

Sisters unite passion for field hockey, missions Thousands of miles and an ocean separate Lurgan, Northern Ireland, and Lynchburg, Va., but three sisters made the journey and currently play field hockey at Liberty University. Older sister Natalie, along with twins Bethany and Serena, are the three Barr sisters of the …

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Goals galore

no match — The Lady Flames continue to dominate against tough competition. Photo credit: Jake Mitchell

After finishing the 2012 season — only the second year of the program — with a 16-6 record, the Lady Flames (1-0) field hockey team downed the St. Joseph’s Hawks (0-1), 4-0. Sophomore forward Natalie Barr scored a goal and assisted on two others, while sophomore defender Hannah Jones added …

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Field Hockey notches eighth win

Barrage — Liberty out shot the Wildcats 14-7 in their win on Saturday. Photo credit: Katie Welch

The Liberty Lady Flames field hockey team added to a four-game winning streak with a 2-1 triumph over Villanova University this past Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. This is the eighth win for the 2012 season, and with a five-game winning streak, it has made it the best start in Liberty program history. The game was a great success for the team and a great addition to Liberty’s Homecoming Weekend.

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