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Lady Flames to Open Season at No. 14 Virginia
The Lady Flames are led by returners Silvia Betancourt, a 2008 All-Big South second team honoree who scored four goals last year, and Maria Owen, who saw action in 16 games, netting three goals and tallying three assists.
Liberty (0-0) has been on the short end of all eight meetings with the Cavaliers since the two teams met for the first time in 2001. The Lady Flames fell in last year's contest, 5-0, in Charlottesville.
Virginia (0-1) returns 15 letterwinners from last year's squad, and was defeated by No. 6 Penn State in its season opener, 1-0, last week. The Cavaliers finished third in the ACC in 2008 and posted an overall record of 15-5-3.
• All games between Liberty and Virginia have taken place at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.
• Lady Flames goalkeeper Karen Blocker made 10 saves in last year's contest.
• Liberty will continue on the road Sunday with a visit to East Tennessee State. Match time is scheduled for 1 p.m.