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Liberty to Play Non-Conference Match at William & Mary on Sunday

September 24, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty plays a non-conference match at William & Mary on Sunday afternoon.

Liberty plays a non-conference match at William & Mary on Sunday afternoon.

The Liberty field hockey team will travel to William & Mary for a non-conference match on Sunday.

The game is set for a 1 p.m. start at Busch Field in Williamsburg, Va. The two teams met in an exhibition contest in Lynchburg on Aug. 19.

This will be the second-ever regular season between the two teams. The Tribe defeated the Lady Flames, 3-0, on Sept. 2, 2012.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
Live stats for the match can be found on the field hockey schedule/results panel. Also, be sure to follow @LUGameDay on Twitter for live in-game updates from the contest.

Big Start in the BIG EAST
Liberty has won its first two BIG EAST matches by a combined scores of 11-2. The Lady Flames won, 5-1, at Villanova last Friday and defeated Quinnipiac, 6-1, yesterday at the Liberty Field Hockey Field in its BIG EAST home opener.

In Friday's win over Quinnipiac, sophomore Abby Julius scored two goals, while Agueda Moroni, Pippa Best, Kendra Jones and Serena Barr added goals. Rachel Suter and Summer Parker had two assists apiece.

Barr Sisters Recognized by BIG EAST
Both Bethany Barr and Serena Barr were recognized on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday.

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 on Sept. 12.

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.

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • Serena Barr leads the team in points (12) after a one-goal, one-assist effort on Friday against Quinnipiac.
  • The attendance for Friday's BIG EAST home opener against Quinnipiac was 702, the highest regular season attendance in Liberty field hockey program history.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Allison Schaefer earned her second career win in goal against Quinnipiac on Friday.
  • Schaefer ranks fourth in program history in career saves with 43. She trails Brooke Morley (48 saves) for third place all-time.
  • Freshmen Kendra Jones and Agueda Moroni have scored three and two goals, respectively, this season.
  • Liberty did not allow Longwood a penalty corner on Tuesday and held Quinnipiac to just one penalty corner on Friday.
  • The Lady Flames hold a 57-31 advantage over their opponents in penalty corners on the season.
  • The team has scored 14 of its 19 goals in the second half.
  • Liberty has outscored its opponents, 19-18, on the season.

Scouting William & Mary
William & Mary (3-4) comes into Sunday's match on a two-game winning streak. The Tribe defeated Richmond, 3-0, last Friday, and Davidson, 3-2, in a penalty shootout this past Sunday.

The Tribe is led by junior forward/midfielder Cammie Lloyd, who has a team-high 11 points (5 g, 1 a) in seven games. Maria Jose Pastor (3 g, 6 pts) is the team's second-leading scorer.

Goalkeeper Morgan Connor has played every minute in goal for the Tribe. The freshman is 3-4-0 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .672 save percentage.

The Tribe is coached by Tess Ellis, who is in her 21st year with the program and fourth year as head coach.

A Look Ahead
The Lady Flames will travel to Norfolk, Va. to play Old Dominion in a BIG EAST contest  on Friday. The Monarchs are currently 5-3 and ranked No. 17 in the NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll and No. 6 in the NCAA Field Hockey RPI rankings.