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Field Hockey Hosts Quinnipiac in First Home BIG EAST Match, Friday

September 21, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Lady Flames take on Quinnipiac on Friday at home.

The Lady Flames take on Quinnipiac on Friday at home.

The Liberty field hockey team will host Quinnipiac in its first home BIG EAST Conference match on Friday.

The game is set for a 4 p.m. start and will be the team's second home game of 2016 after the home opener against Longwood on Tuesday.

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Both teams officially became affiliate members of the BIG EAST on Dec. 8, 2015.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
The Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) will be providing a live video stream of the game. You can find the link for the broadcast on the field hockey schedule/results panel. Live stats will be available for the match by clicking the appropriate link on the field hockey schedule/results panel on

Bursting into the BIG EAST
Liberty started BIG EAST play last Friday with a 5-1 win at Villanova. The Lady Flames scored all five of their goals in the second half.

Bethany Barr scored the game's first two goals, while her twin sister Serena Barr also added a marker. Abby Julius tallied Liberty's final two goals, while freshman goalkeeper Allison Schaefer picked up her first collegiate win in goal.

Barr Sisters Recognized by BIG EAST
Both Bethany Barr and Serena Barr were recognized on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, as announced by the league office.

Bethany Barr scored the first two goals of the game in Liberty's win over Villanova. The senior midfielder also assisted on goals in the Villanova game and at Virginia last Monday.

Serena Barr notched goals in both games last week and added an assist against Villanova. The senior defender helped limit the Cavaliers and Wildcats to three total goals in two games.

Tuesday Roundup
Liberty fell, 4-3, to Longwood on Tuesday afternoon at the Liberty Field Hockey Field. The Lancers scored twice in the final 13:08 to top the Lady Flames.

Liberty got goals from Alynn Richardson, Bethany Barr and Kendra Jones in the match.

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • Bethany Barr leads the team in points (11) after a one-goal, one-assist effort on Tuesday against Longwood.
  • Bethany Barr ranks 17th in the nation in assists per game at 0.83.
  • Bethany Barr's assist on Tuesday was the 28th of her career, and she trails only sister Serena Barr (30) in the category.
  • Alynn Richardson's goal was the 10th of her career.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Allison Schaefer ranks 10th in the nation with 7.00 saves per game and 27th in save percentage (.712).
  • Liberty held Longwood to zero penalty corners on Tuesday. The last time the Lady Flames accomplished the feat was on Oct. 10, 2014, in a 6-2 win at Appalachian State.
  • The Lady Flames hold a 44-30 advantage over their opponents in penalty corners drawn and rank tied for 15th in the country at 7.33 per game.
  • Serena Barr leads the team in shots (17) and shots on goal (9).
  • The team has scored 11 of its 13 goals in the second half.
  • Liberty has been outscored, 17-13, overall this season.

Scouting Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac (1-7, 1-0 BIG EAST) won its inaugural BIG EAST match, 4-2, over Georgetown last Friday. The Bobcats dropped a 3-2 decision to Bucknell on Tuesday.

Quinnipiac is led by forward Savanna Reilly, who has 11 points (5 g, 1 a) on the year. Forward Felicia Costanzo (2 g, 1 a) is second on the team with five points.

Freshman goalkeeper Olivia Golini has started all eight games in goal for the Bobcats. Golini is 1-6 but holds a 2.34 goals-against average.

Quinnipiac is coached by Becca Main, who is in her 22nd year at the helm. Main has 179 career victories as head coach of the Bobcats.

A Look Ahead
The Lady Flames will travel to William & Mary (3-4) for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday. The Tribe have won two straight games, defeating Richmond, 3-0, and Davidson, 3-2, in a penalty shootout.