As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2015, the Liberty Flames Sports Network is looking back at the moments that made this athletics year special for Flames Nation.
The series continues today by looking at Moment No. 3, the women's soccer team capturing the 2015 Big South Women's Soccer Championship title.
The Lady Flames lived up to their billing during the 2015 season after being tabbed the Big South's preseason favorite to win the title. Liberty posted a 13-8-1 overall record and an 8-2 mark in conference play, which included six shutouts in its eight Big South wins.
On the same field that saw the Lady Flames tie High Point and lose on penalty kicks during last year's Big South title game, Liberty once again found itself in the championship game at Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C., on Nov. 8.
However, the result was drastically different as an early goal by senior Brittany Aanderud and Holly Van Noord's 33rd career shutout allowed Liberty to post a 1-0 win over Campbell. The victory allowed Liberty to capture the program's fifth Big South title, tying the Lady Flames with High Point and Radford for most women's soccer conference titles in Big South history.
The Liberty Flames Sports Network will continue to countdown the top moments of 2015 when LibertyFlames.com reveals moment No. 2 on Thursday.
Liberty Athletics Top Moments of 2015: No. 12 – Women's tennis sets program wins record with victory over Radford No. 11 – Softball's 10th inning victory over Coastal Carolina No. 10 – Consecutive 4-3 wins by men's tennis over Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian No. 9 – Baseball rallying for come-from-behind win over High Point on Senior Day No. 8 – Men's and women's track & field sweeps Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships titles No. 7 – Chris Turner's interception during the fourth quarter against Coastal Carolina No. 6 – Ednah Kurgat finishing 12th at the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championships No. 5 – Field hockey cracking the top 10 in the national polls for the first time in program history No. 4 – Announcement of Ritchie McKay as head men's basketball coach No. 3 – Women's soccer capturing the 2015 Big South Women's Soccer Championship title No. 2 – Revealed on Dec. 31 No. 1 – Revealed on Jan. 1
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