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Liberty Faces N.C. State in Non-conference Road Tilt, Tuesday
The Liberty Flames will look to continue their winning ways, when they travel to NC. State for a
non-conference match with the Wolfpack (4-4-4, 1-4-3 ACC), Tuesday. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Dail Stadium
The Flames (7-5, 3-3 Big South) enter the contest having won three-straight contests, their longest winning streak of the season. All three came during a three-game stretch of home games.
How to Follow the Flames
Tuesday night's contest will be video streamed live for a fee. The broadcast, provided by GoPack All-Access, can be accessed by clicking on the video link under men's soccer on LibertyFlames.com.
In addition, live stats will be provided by N.C. Athletics Communications Department. They can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link under men's soccer on LibertyFlames.com.
A Look at Liberty
Ernest Siaw and Blessing Tahuona each scored goals in a 3-1 win over Big South opponent Presbyterian College, Friday evening at Osborne Stadium, running Liberty's winning streak to a season-long three games.
After a PC own goal early in the first half, Siaw scored the first goal of his collegiate career later in the first half. Tahuona netted his third goal of the year early in the second half in the Liberty victory. The sophomore midfielder scored for the second consecutive game.
With a goal, Tuesday in a 3-0 victory over Howard, midfielder Sachem Wilson continues to pace the Flames in goals, assists and points. The sophomore has netted five goals and assisted on three others for 13 points.
Tim Harbison, who assisted on Siaw's goal on Friday with a long clearing pass, has tallied four goals and assisted on two others for 10 points. Harbison has scored a goal in three of Liberty's last five contests.
Tahuona joins the pair as a multiple-goal scorer this season, while forward Kyle Breitmeyer has netted two goals and assisted on two others.
Goalkeepers Jeremy Lee and Scott Sutarik have seen the bulk of the action in the
Liberty net this season. Lee has started the past four contests. The redshirt freshman has posted a 1.42 goals-against average and .742 save percentage. He recorded the first shutout of his career in Liberty's 3-0 win over Howard, Tuesday night.
Liberty has posted five shutouts, all coming in victories this season. As a team, Liberty enters Friday's game with a 1.32 goals-against average.
Liberty's Jeff Alder is in his 13th year as head coach at his alma mater. Alder has posted a 123-91-22 career record, while heading the Flames' program.
All-Time Against N.C. State
Tuesday night will be the fifth meeting between the Flames and the Wolfpack in men's soccer. N.C. State leads the all-time series, 2-1-1.
Last season, the Wolfpack defeated the Flames, 2-0, on Aug. 24 to open the 2012 campaign.
A Look at N.C. State
The N.C. State Wolfpack opened a span of four consecutive home games by falling to No. 2-ranked Notre Dame, Friday evening at Dail Stadium. The Wolfpack led 1-0 after the first half of play, becoming only the second team this season to lead the Fighting Irish at halftime.
Entering Tuesday's contest, N.C. State is 2-3-1 at home this year.
Redshirt junior forward Nick Surkamp leads the N.C. State with four goals and nine points on the season. Defender Clement Simonin has compiled eight points on three goals and two assists.
Senior goalkeeper Fabian Otte has seen the bulk of the minutes between the posts for the Wolfpack. He enters the week with a 1.43 goals-against average and a .717 save percentage. He has posted three shutouts.
Kelly Findlay is in his third season, heading the N.C. State program. The Wolfpack have posted a 21-25-6 mark during his tenure.
Home Sweet Home
After sweeping all three games during their latest home stretch, Liberty has posted a 4-1 record at Osborne Stadium during 2013. Liberty has outscored its opponents, 15-6, at home.
With its win on Friday, Liberty finished a three-game home span unbeaten. The three straight victories are the longest winning streak of the year for the Flames.
Of the Flames' first nine games this season, seven were on the road, where Liberty has recorded a 3-4 mark.
A Look Ahead
Liberty will return to conference play, Friday. The Flames will travel to Conway, S.C. for a Big South match with the No. 6-ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Game time at CCU Soccer Field is scheduled 3 p.m.