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Liberty to Finish Road Swing at Davidson

October 8, 2013  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty defender and team captain Sam Duininck

Liberty defender and team captain Sam Duininck

The Liberty Flames men's soccer team will finish a three-game road swing, Wednesday.  The Flames (4-4) will travel to Davidson, N.C., for a non-conference match against the Davidson Wildcats (5-4-1). Game time at Alumni Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The contest will be the first for the Flames after an eight-day break from action.  Liberty has split the first two games of its road swing, winning a Big South Conference game at UNC Asheville and dropping a conference matchup at High Point.

How to Follow the Flames
Wednesday night's contest will be video streamed live on Davidson All-Access for a nominal fee. The broadcast can be accessed by clicking on the video link under men's soccer on
In addition, live stats provided by the Davidson Sports Information Office will also be available.  They can be accessed by clicking on the live stats link under men's soccer on

A Look at Liberty
After an eight day break, Liberty returns to action, Wednesday evening. The Flames will be looking to get back on track with a victory headed into a stretch of three home games.

Wednesday's night match will be Liberty's seventh road match of the season. The Flames have split the previous six.   Liberty has not allowed a goal in each of its four victories this season.

Through the first eight games of the year, midfielder Sachem Wilson leads the Flames with four goals and 10 points.  The sophomore is joined by forward Kyle Breitmeyer with multiple goals.  Breitmeyer has netted two goals, including the game-winner in a 1-0 victory at UNC Asheville on Sept. 28.

Defender Tim Harbison scored the first goal of his career, converting a penalty kickin Liberty's 3-1 loss to High Point on Oct. 1.  He is joined by Jonatan Torres, Sam Duininck, Jacob Sebold and Blessing Tahouna, as Flames who netted a goal this season.

Liberty has utilized three different goalkeepers, Scott Sutarik, Sam Chappell, and Jeremy Lee during the 2013 campaign. Sutarik has seen the bulk of the action, making six starts between the posts for the Flames. The junior enters the week with a 1.17 goals-against average and three shutouts this season.

Liberty has scored 11 goals and allowed 11 goals this season. As a team, the Flames have posted a 1.34 goals-against average.
Liberty's Jeff Alder is in his 13th year as head coach at his alma mater.  Alder has posted a 120-90-22 career record, while heading the Flames' program.

All-Time Against Davidson
Liberty and Davidson will be meeting for the first time since 1999, Wednesday. The contest will be the seventh meeting between the two schools on the soccer pitch, with the series tied at 3-3.

A Look at Davidson
The Wildcats will be looking to a return to the win column, Wednesday night.  This past Saturday, Davidson fell to Jacksonville in two overtimes, 2-1.

After starting the year with a 4-0-1 record, the Wildcats have dropped four of their last five contests and will look to gain some momentum going into the bulk of their Southern Conference schedule.  Davidson is 2-1-1 at home this season.

Sophomore Valeriy Sviderskiy has netted six goals of the Wildcats' 15 goals this season to lead Davidson. Alec Rotunda and John Pace have also scored multiple goals for the Wildcats, netting two goals apiece.

Davidson has used two different goalkeepers this season, with Matt Pacifici receiving the bulk of the minutes. In eight games this season, Pacifici has posted a 1.22 goals-against average.

Wildcat head coach Matt Spear is in his 13th season at Davidson. The Wildcats have posted an 111-114-22 record during his tenure.

Road Warriors
Wednesday evening, Liberty will pass the midway point of its 2013 regular season campaign. With their contest at Davidson, the Flames will have played seven of their first nine games on the road this season.

Liberty will enter Wednesday night's contest, having split its six road games.  The Flames dropped their latest road outing at High Point on Oct. 1, 3-1.

After Wednesday's game, Liberty returns to Osborne Stadium for three consecutive home games.  The Flames will start the string against Big South Conference opponent Winthrop, Saturday. Three of Liberty's last five regular season games are on the road.

A Look Ahead
Liberty begins a stretch of three consecutive home games against Big South opponent Winthrop, this Saturday at Osborne Stadium.  Match time is scheduled for 2 p.m. The Flames will then host Howard next Tuesday and conference opponent Presbyterian College on Oct. 18.