The Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse squad saw its six-goal deficit disappear on Sunday, due to the playing field being deemed unplayable. Liberty and Winthrop played through a torrential downpour for 36 minutes on Sunday in Rock Hill, S.C. The Eagles were clinging to a 9-3 lead before the game was called, 12 minutes shy of an official complete game according to NCAA regulations.
Liberty netted three of the contest's first four goals. Junior midfielder Kallie Britton wasted no time in notching the first goal of the contest just 23 seconds into competition. The Kansas native provided Liberty with a 1-0 lead on her 25th goal of the season.
Sam Struss netted her 25th goal of the season at the four minute mark to give the Lady Flames a 2-0 lead. After a ground ball pick up by Meghan Hammond, Struss was able to receive the ball and weave through defenders to net Liberty's second goal.
After surrendering a goal to the Eagles, Liberty's Katy Pridemore collected her 42nd goal of the season, assisted by Kallie Britton. Pridemore's goal set a new single-season record for the most goals scored in program history, a record that was expunged due to the cancellation of today's action. Pridemore remains tied with Struss for the most goals scored in a single season with 41.
The Winthrop attack came to life after surrendering the 3-1 lead, netting eight unanswered goals to take a commanding 9-3 lead. The Eagles took a 7-3 lead into intermission before connecting on two goals in the opening six minutes of play.
Liberty will have a second chance against the Eagles when the two squads square off on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The winner of Tuesday's contest will earn at least a share of the Big South regular season title and will earn the top seed in the conference tournament and will host the semifinals and finals of the tournament.
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