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Liberty to Host Longwood, Tuesday

October 26, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Senior defender Jamie Foxwell

Senior defender Jamie Foxwell

The Liberty Flames will host the Longwood Lancers in a Big South men's soccer contest, Tuesday at Osborne Stadium.

Kickoff for the matchup between the Flames (5-9, 1-5) and Lancers (7-7, 2-3) is scheduled for 6 p.m.

How to Follow the Flames
A free live video stream courtesy of the Liberty Flames Sports Network and the Big South Network will be available by clicking the appropriate link on schedule/results panel under men's soccer on LibertyFlames.com.

In addition, live stats powered by StatBroadcast will also be available for the contest by clicking the appropriate link on the men's soccer schedule/results panel of LibertyFlames.com.

A Look at Liberty
Liberty (5-9, 1-5) enters Tuesday's contest off a 2-1 setback at UNC Asheville, Saturday.

Sachem Wilson gave Liberty a 1-0 advantage with a goal during the 63rd minute. The marker was his team-leading fourth of the season.

The Flames have seen nine players score at least one goal this season. Wilson leads the Flames with four goals. Freshman Nico Bellarde and senior Tim Harbison have scored two goals each for Liberty.

Geovanny Murillo and fellow midfielder Kurt Meyers lead the Flames with three assists apiece.

Jeremy Lee has played every minute in goal for Liberty, so far in 2015. Lee has posted a 1.39 goals-against average and a .710 save percentage. He has recorded three shutouts.

Liberty will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak, Tuesday.

The Flames are in their 15th season under the guidance of Head Coach Jeff Alder. Liberty is 143-110-23 under the Liberty alum.

A Look at Longwood
Longwood (7-7, 2-3) had a two-game winning streak snapped by Coastal Carolina in double overtime, 2-1, Saturday in Farmville, Va. Forward Zach Crandall tied the contest in the 87th minute with his third goal of the season.

The Lancers have had nine players scored at least one goal this season. Willy Miezan leads Longwood and is third in the Big South with nine goals. Crandall is second on the squad with four.

Dan Campos, Christian Keitly and Finnlay Wyatt each have assisted on two goals to lead the Lancers in assists.

The Lancers are in their 11th year under Jon Atkinson.

Liberty holds a 16-3-3 record all-time in its series with Longwood. Last season, Liberty defeated Longwood, 1-0, in Farmville.

Flames News and Notes

  • For the third straight season, Sachem Wilson leads Liberty in goals and points. Wilson has scored 24 goals during his career. With three more goals, the senior would enter the program's top 10 in goals.
  • Senior team captain Tim Harbison has started 70 consecutive matches for the Flames. The midfielder/defender has been part of Liberty's starting 11 since joining the Flames in 2012.
  • The Flames are 2-5 at Osborne Stadium, this season.
  • Nine of Liberty's 14 games have been decided by one goal. Two of its contests have been settled in overtime.

A Look Ahead
Liberty will play its final home match of the season, Saturday. The Flames will host Presbyterian for Senior Day at 1 p.m. Before the game, the Flames will honor the 11 members on their roster playing in their final home.