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Liberty Travels to Wofford for Final Nonconference Clash
The Liberty Flames men's soccer team travels to Spartanburg, S.C., for their final nonconference match of the season, Tuesday. The Flames will face the Wofford Terriers. Match time at Snyder Field is scheduled for 6 p.m.
How to Follow the Flames
Live stats for Tuesday evening's contest will be available on LibertyFlames.com by clicking the live stats link under men's soccer in the schedule bar on the main page. Live Stats will be provided by the Wofford athletic media relations department.
In addition, the contest will be video streamed on Wofford All-Access. The feed is available for a nominal fee by clicking the video link under men's soccer in the schedule bar on the main page.
A Look at Liberty
The Flames (6-3, 1-2 Big South) will look to get back in the win column Tuesday, after dropping back-to-back contests for the first time this season.
Liberty enters the week averaging 2.67 goals per game. The Flames have outscored their opponents, 24-10. Liberty leads the Big South Conference in goals allowed.
Liberty head coach Jeff Alder has guided his alma mater to a 103-76-16 overall mark and a 43-25-6 record in Big South play during his 11 seasons.
The Flames have shown a balanced scoring attack this season, as eight different players have netted two or more goals. Midfielder Phillip Aseweh leads Liberty and is tied for third in the Big South Conference with 14 points. The senior has scored four goals and leads the conference with six assists. In addition, he is second in the country in assists per game (0.67/game).
Forward Timothy Bullock has also reached double-digits in scoring with 12 points. The senior has netted four goals and recorded four assists. The forward is fifth in the Big South in points. Midfielder Travis Jospeh is also among the conference leaders with 11 points on four goals and three assists. The junior is tied for sixth in the Big South in scoring.
Midfielder Alex Verville and forward Darren Amoo have netted three goals each, while defenders Uriah Bentick, Sam Duininck and Chris Phillips have scored two goals apiece.
Freshman goalkeeper Josh Pacella has started all nine Liberty contests and has logged over 782 minutes in goal for the Flames. He has posted a 1.15 goals-against average and has a .600 save percentage. He has record two shutouts and combined on another for the Flames.
All-Time Against Wofford
Liberty and Wofford will meet for the seventh time Tuesday evening and the first since 2006. The Flames hold a 4-1-1 all-time advantage in the series.
The last time the two teams met, Liberty defeated Wofford, 1-0, at Synder Field on Oct. 20, 2006. Forward Toby Lewis scored the
game-winner in the 71st minute to push the Flames past the Terriers.
A Look at Wofford
The Terriers (3-7-1, 0-3 SoCon) will also be looking to snap a two-game losing streak, Tuesday night.
In his fourth season at Wofford, head coach Ralph Polson has posted a 24-34-1 record. He led the Terriers to the 2009 Southern Conference Championship.
Wofford enters the week having been outscored by its opponents, 21-11. The Terriers are led by forward Alex Hutchins, who has scored three goals and added an assist. Dennis Moore and Carlos Dominguez Gonzalez have netted two goals apiece for the Terriers.
Andrew Drennan has logged the most minutes of any Wofford goalkeeper this season. Drennan has seen action in six games, playing over 516 minutes. He has recorded a 1-3-1 record with a 1.92 goals-against average.
Joseph Reaches Career-Highs
Midfielder Travis Joseph scored his fourth goal of the season, pushing his point total to 11 on the season, Saturday. His goal and point totals are both single-season career highs for the junior.
Joseph enters Tuesday's game, having tallied at least one point in three of his last four contests.
Niño Moves Up on Career Helper Chart
With an assist on Saturday, senior Juan F. Niño will begin the week with 16 career assists, moving him into eighth on the Liberty career assist list. The midfielder is one shy of moving into seventh place on the list.
A Look Ahead
Liberty returns to Osborne Stadium for the first of three consecutive Big South matches on its home field, next Friday, as the Flames host Presbyterian College. Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m. Before the contest, the six seniors on the Liberty roster will be recognized.