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Field Hockey to Host Final Home Game of 2011
The Liberty field hockey team will host its final home game for the 2011 season, Wednesday, when Roanoke visits Liberty's multi-sport complex on Campus East for a 4 p.m. contest.
Liberty (3-6) aims to open the month of October with a win to stop its current four-game losing streak. The Lady Flames have struggled to score in those matches, being shut out on each occasion.
Despite coming up short, the Lady Flames have still been in contention through the majority of those contests. Robert Morris and Eastern Mennonite each claimed one-goal victories, while Limestone didn't notch its first goal until partway through the second half in Liberty's latest game.
Serving as Liberty's third home game, this will be the program's first time hosting a non-NCAA Division I opponent, as Roanoke competes at the NCAA Division III level and within the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). On the opening weekend of play, the Lady Flames welcomed Radford and Rider to the Hill City, in the only other home games of their inaugural season.
Roanoke will visit Lynchburg also holding a 3-6 record. However, the Maroons seem to be finding their stride, having won three of their last four contests after starting 0-5. This includes the Maroons opening ODAC play with a 2-1 record.
Limestone serves as a common opponent between Roanoke and Liberty, with both teams being defeated by the Saints. Roanoke opened its 2011 slate with a 3-2 loss against Limestone, while the Lady Flames fell 2-0 to the team last Friday in Gaffney, S.C.
Head coach Briana Banks' squad is led by Lianna Hachborn and Mariel Hunt, who have posted five and four goals, respectively, on the season. Hunt has chipped in with three assists to Hachborn's one, as each total 11 points.
Cristina Scichilone has started each of the Maroons' nine games at goalkeeper this season and holds a goals-against average of 3.69.
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