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Field Hockey to Take on No. 14 Old Dominion on Friday in BIG EAST Play

September 28, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Serena Barr and the Lady Flames will play at No. 14 Old Dominion on Friday.

Serena Barr and the Lady Flames will play at No. 14 Old Dominion on Friday.

The Liberty field hockey team heads to No. 14 Old Dominion for a match on Friday.

The game is set for a 5 p.m. start at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va. The contest will be Liberty's fifth match of 2016 against a ranked opponent.

Liberty enters Friday's match with a 3-5 overall record and winner of three of its last four contests. The Lady Flames have a 2-0 record in BIG EAST play. Old Dominion is 5-3 overall and 1-1 in BIG EAST competition.

This will be the third-ever regular season between the two teams, with the all-time series tied, 1-1. The Lady Flames defeated the Lady Monarchs, 2-1, last season.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
Live stats for the contest can be found on the field hockey schedule/results panel. Live video for the game can be found on the field hockey schedule/results panel as well. A paid subscription to Monarch Media is required to watch the match.

Also, follow @LUGameDay on Twitter for live in-game updates from the match.

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 on Sept. 16 and defeated Quinnipiac, 6-1, last Friday 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.

Parker Honored by BIG EAST
Junior forward Summer Parker was recognized on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, as announced by the league office.

Parker scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 45th minute of Liberty's 3-2 victory over William & Mary on Sunday. The junior also had two assists in Friday's 6-1 win over Quinnipiac in the Lady Flames' BIG EAST home opener at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • Senior forward Carrie Logie scored her first career goal on Sunday at William & Mary.
  • Friday's home attendance of 702 marked the highest regular season attendance in Liberty field hockey history.
  • Serena Barr leads the team in points (14) after a two-assist effort on Sunday at William & Mary and ranks 47th in the nation in points per game (1.75).
  • Serena Barr also ranks 12th in the country in assists per game at 0.75, while her sister Bethany Barr checks in at 29th (0.63) in the category.
  • Summer Parker has four assists on the year and ranks 48th in the country at 0.50 assists per match.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Allison Schaefer earned her third career win in goal against Quinnipiac on Friday.
  • Schaefer ranks third in program history in career saves with 52. She surpassed Brooke Morley (48 saves) for third place with a nine-save effort on Sunday.
  • Schaefer is tied for 17th in the nation in saves per game at 6.50 and 25th in save percentage at .722.
  • Junior forward Alynn Richardson notched her third goal of the season on Sunday. She now has 11 career goals, which is tied for ninth-most in program history with Abbey Basom (2012-13).
  • Liberty has held its opponents to just three penalty corners in the last three games, and the Lady Flames hold a 61-33 advantage over their opponents in penalty corners on the season.
  • The team has scored 15 of its 22 goals in the second half.
  • Liberty has outscored its opponents, 22-20, on the season.

Scouting Old Dominion
Old Dominion enters Friday's game ranked No. 14 in the NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll. The Lady Monarchs also hold the No. 9 spot in the NCAA Field Hockey RPI rankings.

ODU is coming off a 5-0 road win at Georgetown, last Friday.

The Lady Monarchs are led on the attack by junior forward Danielle Grega, who has a team-high five goals. Erin Huffman and Casey Dolan have four goals apiece.

Sophomore Kealsie Robles (5-3-0, 2.38 GA) will likely start in goal for ODU.

Old Dominion is coached by Andrew Griffiths, who is in his fourth season in charge of the program. Griffiths has a 38-29 overall record as head coach of the Lady Monarchs and led the team to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013.

A Look Ahead
Liberty concludes its three-game road stint with a trip to American on Oct. 6. Match time is set for 2 p.m. at Jacobs Field in Washington, D.C.  

The Lady Flames will play their third home game of 2016 against BIG EAST opponent Georgetown on Oct. 8 at noon.