Going out with a bang

Flames get sweep on Senior Night for Melendez The Liberty University women’s volleyball team (16-11, 11-4) defeated Presbyterian College (4-23, 2-10) 3-0 during Senior Night at the Vines Center Friday, Nov. 4. Although the Lady Flames won sets one and two by double digits, they barely escaped the third set with a win. According to freshman outside hitter Leah Clayton, […]

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The last time

Lady Flames volleyball play final game of the season The Lady Flames volleyball team capped off its 2015 season with an appearance in the Big South Championship Quarterfinals against No. 6 Radford. While the championship appearance would ultimately culminate in a 3-2 loss, it was an unfortunate conclusion to an otherwise solid season of play. The Lady Flames finished their […]

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Senior night

Lady Flames stymie red-hot Panthers It was a special night for the Lady Flames volleyball team, as the team honored its seniors on Senior Night Nov. 6, and brought home the upset victory over High Point University, winning 3-1. The Lady Flames were led by senior Caroline Douglas, who recorded a match-leading 19 kills. Liberty outhit the Panthers .200-.186. After […]

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Jump serve

Lady Flames look to build The Lady Flames volleyball team looks to add another chapter of success to its program history during the 2015 season after early exits in the Big South championship tournament in the past two seasons. Head coach Shane Pinder, the all-time winningest coach in Lady Flames volleyball history, heads into his 12th season at Liberty with […]

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Prodigy-like potential

Homeschooler Logan Smith sets himself up for success on and off the court At 6 feet 3 inches, Logan Smith, now 19, grew up playing the sport that was the common choice among young athletes with his kind of height: basketball. He excelled during his years of competing in the Lynchburg Home School Athletic Association, but at age 16, a […]

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Striking success

Lady Flames are proving to be the best in the Big South With a less than satisfactory 11-18 2013 season in the books, the Liberty women’s volleyball team was looking for a turnaround in 2014. Through 28 games so far, the Lady Flames have done exactly that. With nine games of Big South Conference play completed and all of nonconference […]

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Beating the odds

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 13-game win streak. She leads the entire nation in total […]

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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 took control early in the first set with a 15-10 […]

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Vines hosts tourney

Lady Flames win two of four games as the Vines Center reopens for action In front of a home crowd at a newly renovated Vines Center for the first time in the 2014 season, the Lady Flames split four matches at the Liberty Invitational Tournament. The Lady Flames took down the Howard University Bison (2-5) in their first match of […]

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Volleyball struggles

The Liberty Flames volleyball team was in high spirits on Friday, Aug. 30, as it played its first game of the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Invitational against the nationally-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes Liberty fell short and was swept by the Buckeyes (25-22, 25-22, 26-24). The Buckeyes outhit the Flames 45 kills to 33. Senior Lillie Happel led the Flames on […]

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Men’s v-ball fifth in national tourney

The Liberty University Men’s club volleyball team traveled to Dallas April 3 to compete in the 2013 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) Tournament. Liberty entered the tournament ranked 20th out of 24 teams, but emerged from it near the top, placing fifth. The Flames started day one of the tournament competing against Penn State Harrisburg, clinching their first win of […]

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