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Liberty Men's Soccer to Host Campbell in Big South Match
The Liberty Flames men's soccer team will entertain the Campbell Fighting Camels in a Big South match at the East Campus Fields, Friday evening. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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A Look at Liberty
The Flames, 2-6, will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Friday, after dropping a 3-0 decision to Wofford this past Saturday. Liberty, the 2012 Big South champion, enters the conference contest at 1-1 in league play.
Defenders and team captains Sam Duininck and Greg White have each scored two goals to lead Liberty. Forward Kyle Breitmeyer netted his first goal of the year against Richmond on Sept. 25 to join midfielder Juan Niño and defender Uriah Bentick with one goal each. Freshman midfielder Tim Harbison has assisted on three of the Flames' markers to lead the squad.
Goalkeepers Scott Sutarik and Sam Chappell have each logged time between the posts this season. Sutarik has started five games, recording a 1.92 goals-against average over 468 minutes of play. Meanwhile, Chappell has made three starts, posting a 2.00 goals-against average in 270 minutes.
Head Coach Jeff Alder has led the Flames to a 110-85-19 record during his 12 seasons, capturing his 100th victory in a 2-0 win at No. 10 Virginia last season. Alder's Flames posted an 11-6-3 record in 2011, en route to their second Big South Conference crown and fifth consecutive season with a double-digit win total.
All-Time Against Campbell
Friday's meeting will be the 20th meeting between Liberty and Campbell on the soccer pitch. In a series started in 1977, Campbell leads, 11-7-1.
In their first meeting Big South opponents since 1993 last season, Campbell won 3-1 in Buies Creek, N.C., on Oct. 25, 2011. Defender Uriah Bentick scored the lone Liberty goal in the game, his third of the season. Campbell left the Big South after the 1993-94 athletic year, only to rejoin the conference last fall.
A Look at Campbell
Campbell is off to a strong start to the 2012 season, having posted a 7-2-1 record, so far. The Fighting Camels enter Friday night's contest off a 3-0 home victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Campbell has a 2-1 Big South Conference ledger.
Midfielder Mitchell Cardenas will come into the match ranked third in the Big South Conference in points, having netted four goals and recorded eight assists for 16 points. Ricki Gaez also has scored four goals for the Fighting Camels.
Ethan Hall has started and played in every minute of all 10 games, as the Campbell goalkeeper this season. Hall has posted a 0.98 goals-against average and five shutouts, so far in 2012.
Head Coach Steve Armas is in his third season at Campbell. The Camels have recorded a 22-20-7 ledger during his three-year tenure.
Next, the Flames will host the American Eagles at the East Campus Fields on Tuesday. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.