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Liberty Athletics Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 3
LibertyFlames.com continues its countdown of the Top 10 Moments of 2013 for Liberty Athletics today, looking at No. 3, field hockey's victory over No. 10 Stanford.
In just three short seasons, the field hockey program went from nonexistence to NCAA Tournament bound, concluding the epic climb with an upset victory over a seasoned program in Stanford.
For the second year in a row, Liberty captured the NorPac East title and advanced to the NorPac Tournament title game. Playing in front of their own fans and on their home turf, the Lady Flames stunned the nationally ranked Cardinal, winning, 2-1, in the conference title event.
The win set a new program record for victories in a season at 17 and gave Liberty the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Field Hockey Championship, where the Lady Flames' storied season came to an end in a Play-In game against No. 14 Delaware.
LibertyFlames.com will continue its countdown of the Top 10 Moments of 2013 on Monday with a look at Moment No. 2. Be sure to check back with LibertyFlames.com each weekday from now until Dec. 31, as we reflect on the Top 10 moments that made 2013 so great for Liberty Athletics.
Liberty Athletics Top 10 Moments of 2013
No. 10 – Opening of Liberty Baseball Stadium on Feb. 23
No. 9 – Softball's win over Longwood, the 547th coaching victory for Paul Wetmore
No. 8 – Devon Brown scores her 2,000th career point against Purdue in the NCAA Tournament
No. 7 – Jacy Christiansen's late-race charge in the 5K to clinch a Big South Women's Outdoor Title
No. 6 – Women's soccer's dominant victory over Radford at the Big South Championship
No. 5 – Football's resounding road victory over Charleston Southern to claim its sixth league title
No. 4 – Shea Thomas/Jorge Azuero's doubles win to claim the ITA Atlantic Regional title
No. 3 – Field hockey's upset victory over No. 10 Stanford to win the NorPac Championship
No. 2 – TBA (released on Dec. 30)
No. 1 – TBA (released on Dec. 31)