For the second straight week, Liberty women's soccer freshman forward Gabrielle Farrell earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors for games played Sept. 5-11. The accolade comes after Farrell garnered the award last week for a game-winning goal against James Madison on Sept. 4
Farrell concluded this week with one goal and two assists in a pair of Lady Flames' victories. This past Thursday at UNCG, the Langhorne, Pa., native contributed an assist on the game-winning goal by freshman midfielder Anna Roach in the 44th minute. Farrell infiltrated the 18-yard box and tapped the ball over to redshirt sophomore defender Abigail Persson, who was located at the goal line. Persson immediately flicked it back to Roach, who rushed toward the net on the left side and buried a close range shot into the right corner.
On Sunday, Farrell posted the game-winning goal herself, finding the mark in the 62nd minute versus George Washington. Much like last Sunday's JMU victory, the freshman forward Sierra Lam found Farrell open inside the 18-yard box to give Liberty the 1-0 advantage. Farrell's goal marked the first allowed by George Washington netminder Miranda Horn, this season.
Farrell was not done on the afternoon, chipping in an assist on a goal by junior forward Isabella Habuda in the 86th minute. Shortly after crossing midfield, the freshman sent a pass into the right side of the box for Habuda. With just Horn standing in her way, Habuda drilled the ball into the left corner, ultimately securing the 2-0 win. With the victory, Liberty handed the Colonials, who were receiving votes in the NSCAA Coaches Poll, their first defeat of the season.
Farrell and the Lady Flames return to Osborne Stadium on Friday, hosting Florida Gulf Coast at 4 p.m. The matchup marks the first-ever meeting between the squads and will stream live on the Liberty Flames Sports Network and the Big South Network.
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