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Aanderud Named Big South Attacking Player of the Week

September 29, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Brittany Aanderud

Brittany Aanderud

Liberty women's soccer junior midfielder Brittany Aanderud has been named the Big South Attacking Player of the Week for games played Sept. 22-28. The announcement was made by the conference office earlier this afternoon.

The weekly honor is the first ever for Aanderud in her collegiate career and the third for the Lady Flames, this season. Freshman forward Jennifer Knoebel earned Big South Attacking Player of the Week honors, last week, and senior defender Maddie Boone received Defensive Player of the Week accolades on Aug. 25.

On Wednesday, Aanderud led Liberty to a 4-1 win over Charleston Southern at Blackbaud Stadium, finishing with a pair of goals and an assist. In the ninth minute, Aanderud dished a short corner kick over to Jaime Bouffard, who crossed it over to Madison Kauzlarich for a header to knot the game at 1-1.

Aanderud capitalized off a corner kick herself in the 19th minute, blasting a ball toward the Buccaneers' goal frame. The Charleston Southern goalkeeper attempted to make a play, but deflected the ball into the net. Aanderud's first goal of the season allowed Liberty to carry a 3-1 lead into the locker room at halftime.

In the second half, Aanderud closed out Liberty's scoring in the 62nd minute. After Rebeccah Smith took a shot that was blocked, Aanderud scooped up the loose ball on the right side and blasted it from 23 yards out. The ball sailed into the left corner, ultimately giving Liberty the 4-1 win.

Aanderud and the Lady Flames (5-3-1) return to Osborne Stadium on Wednesday, playing host to UNC Asheville. Game time is set for 3 p.m.