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Lady Flames Clash with Big South Leader High Point on Sunday
Fresh off a win on Senior Day against Presbyterian College on Friday, the Liberty Lady Flames begin a stretch of four road contests on Sunday with a matchup versus Big South Conference leader High Point. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at Vert Stadium.
How to Follow the Lady Flames
Live stats for Sunday's game will be available by clicking the live stats links on the lacrosse schedule/results page on LibertyFlames.com. Live stats will be provided by the High Point Sports Information department. A live video stream of the game will also be available for a small fee.
A Look at Liberty
On Friday, the Lady Flames matched their second-highest goal output of the season in a 16-10 victory against the Blue Hose of Presbyterian College. The victory improved Liberty's overall record to 6-7 (2-1 Big South). The game served as the last regular-season home contest for Liberty seniors Chloe McIntosh, Candice Parsons, Jen Freymond and Amber Nichols. Nina Dunay led the Lady Flames with five goals on the afternoon, while freshman Kallie Britton chipped in with four goals and a pair of assists.
Dunay's five goals against the Blue Hose pushed her past Morgan Becker for the team lead with 22. Becker is a close second with 21 tallies on the year, while Britton and Freymond are tied for third with 17 goals each. Britton leads the Lady Flames in points with 31 (17 goals, 14 assists), just one ahead of Sam Struss who has 30 (12 goals, 18 assists). Freymond is Liberty's leader in ground balls (38), draw controls (39) and caused turnovers (22). Jen Moyer is a close second in draw controls with 38. McIntosh ranks second on the team in ground balls with 30, while Dunay has the second most caused turnovers with 16.
In between the pipes for Liberty, Kristen Masullo has made 111 saves, while giving up 114 goals for a save percentage of .493. The junior has allowed an average of 9.93 goals per contest.
Lady Flames Among Big South and NCAA Leaders
Big South (as of 4/3/13)
Assists/Game: Sam Struss (6th/1.42), Kallie Britton (T9th/1.00)
Ground Balls/Game: Jen Freymond (3rd/2.92), Chloe McIntosh (8th/2.25)
Draw Controls/Game: Jen Freymond (3rd/3.17), Jen Moyer (4th/2.83)
Caused Turnovers/Game: Jen Freymond (3rd/1.58), Nina Dunay (8th/1.17)
Goals Against Average: Kristen Masullo (2nd/9.92)
Save Percentage: Kristen Masullo (1st/.502)
Saves/Game: Kristen Masullo (2nd/8.75)
NCAA (as of 3/31/13)
Caused Turnovers/Game: Jen Freymond (20th/1.80)
Ground Balls/Game: Jen Freymond (5th/3.40)
Saves: Kristen Masullo (20th/82)
Saves/Game: Kristen Masullo (20th/8.20)
Save Percentage: Kristen Masullo (9th/.494)
A Look at High Point
The Panthers have won three games in a row, including a 21-5 rout of Winthrop on Friday. Overall, High Point is 5-6 (3-0 Big South) on the year. In their three conference wins, the Panthers have outscored their opponents by an average margin of 11.3 goals per contest.
Leading the team in both goals (23) and assists (18) on the year is Mackenzie Carroll. Grace Gaeng is second on the squad with 24 points (15 goals, 9 assists). Sitting in second place in goals for the Panthers, with 19, is midfielder Alec Perry. Jasmine Jordan is High Point's leader in ground balls (33) and caused turnovers (20) and is second on the team with 21 draw controls. Lila Mastroberti paces the team in draw controls with 25.
Anna Wallingford has received the starting nod in goal every game for the Panthers so far this season. The senior has a .380 save percentage and a 10.98 goals-against average. Wallingford has surrendered 106 goals, while recording 65 saves.
The Lady Flames continue Big South action on Friday at Coastal Carolina and on Sunday at Winthrop. Friday's game against the Chanticleers is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., while the Winthrop match will start at 3 p.m.