Flames win late

Big Save — Senior goaltender Scott Sutarik elevates for one of his three saves, which led to his sixth shutout of the 2014 season. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Wilson’s score in the 100th minute gives Flames the victory In its final regular-season match of the season Saturday, Nov. 8, it seemed as if the Liberty men’s soccer team (11-5-1, 6-3 Big South) would head into the Big South Tournament with a tie against the visiting High Point Panthers …

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Lady Flames fall short

Control — Senior midfielder Rebeccah Smith maintains control of the ball in her final game as a Lady Flame. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Women’s soccer runs through Big South playoffs, lose in the championship The Liberty Lady Flames soccer team — the No. 1 seed in the tournament and regular-season conference champion — ended its season in disappointing fashion when it failed to defend its Big South Conference (BSC) Championship. The Lady Flames …

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Survive and advance

Touch — Alanna Dunkle (24) notched an assist against Radford.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

By Nate Haywood Lady Flames keep their title hopes alive as they win in first playoff game The Liberty Lady Flames soccer team (13-4-1, 8-1-1 Big South) kept its Big South title hopes alive as they defeated the No. 8 seed Radford Highlanders (7-10-2, 4-5-1 Big South) 2-0 in the …

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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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Major league intern

FINISH LINE — Mark Bowman will graduate in May 2015. Photo credit: Ash Brownd

Student Mark Bowman spends his summer with MLS team Liberty student Mark Bowman is entering his senior year and is two semesters away from graduating with a sports management degree. As he prepares to graduate, he had the opportunity to get valuable experience in his preferred job field. Bowman spent …

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Kick start

Liberty’s men’s soccer team (1-0) defeated Bluefield College (0-1) 2-1 in its season-opener Friday night in front of a home crowd of over 400 fans. Khalil Karl, a transfer from St. Louis, was playing in his first game as a Flame. In the 47th minute, Bluefield’s Nick Rivadeneira was ejected …

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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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Second-half goals uplift Liberty

cruise control —  Midfielder Madison Kauzlarich gains possession of the ball. Photo credit: Macklyn Mosley

Late goals by Megan Warner and Crystal Elmers give the Lady Flames a 2-0 victory against the Monarchs Under the scorching heat of a Friday afternoon, the Lady Flames women’s soccer team took on the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs in their home opener at Osborne Stadium. The 2-0 victory marks …

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Men’s soccer kicks off season

The Liberty Flames men’s soccer team won a back-and-forth contest 3-2 against the University of North Carolina Greensboro Spartans Saturday, Aug. 24 at Osborne Stadium in their final exhibition game. Forward Ernest Siaw scored the deciding goal on a cross into the penalty box by midfielder Sam Duininck. Kyle Breitmeyer …

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Men’s soccer eliminated

Winthrop Eagles men’s soccer program proved that tournament seedings should be taken with a grain of salt during this year’s Big South Championship. The Eagles were seeded sixth going into the tournament, but they managed to beat the top three seeds that were expected to take the championship title based …

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Bulldogs tie Flames on Senior Night

Control—  Tyler Bullock (far right) muscles past the Bulldogs defense to start a play. Photo credit: Jake Mitchell

UNC Asheville forces a draw, but Flames still manage to earn the No. 3 seed in the Big South tournament The University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville Bulldogs took to the field at Osborne Stadium as underdogs Friday, Nov. 2. They were losers of all nine of their conference games …

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Lady Flames make quiet exit from Big South Tourney

Spectators who watched Liberty University’s Big South Championship Tournament game against Longwood University Saturday night, Oct. 27, may have experienced déjà vu. Besides the fact that the two sides played against each other four days before, Longwood captain Lindsey Ottavio made a similar challenge at the Liberty goal around the …

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Men’s soccer plays to draw

The Gardner-Webb defense faced a lot of pressure from the Flames offense as Liberty defenders Greg White and Sam Duininck ran box-to-box across the field to compel their opponents. The Liberty Flames were unable to capitalize on their chances, and the match ended 0-0 after the second overtime. “It’s a …

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Lady Flames victorious at homecoming

Just for kicks — Alex Mack handles the ball during the game against Winthrop. Photo credit: Timothy Sutton

Blocker improves school record for most shutouts to 18 with 2-0 win against Winthrop The Lady Flames soccer team came out with tenacity on Homecoming Weekend, posting a 2-0 win over Winthrop University at the East Campus fields Saturday, Oct. 6. Unable to get the win over Gardner-Webb in double …

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Flames stay aggressive in shutout

Hammering away — Liberty blasted 14 shots on goal. One finally made it through in the 62nd minute to seal the deal. Photo credit: Jake Mitchell

Men’s soccer ends Campbell’s winning streak, and their own three-game losing skid with 1-0 victory A strong defensive showing, coupled with a goal from Kyle Breitmeyer, ended Campbell University’s three-win streak on Friday, Oct 5. Breitmeyer’s goal came at the 62nd minute, when he dribbled down the left side of …

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