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Moroni Repeats as BIG EAST Offensive Player, Freshman of the Week

October 31, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Moroni earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

Moroni earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

For a second straight week, Liberty freshman field hockey player Agueda Moroni was named both the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week by the conference office, Monday.

In addition, senior defender Serena Barr was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for a second time this season.

A week after becoming the first BIG EAST freshman this season to be named both offensive player of the week and freshman of the week, Moroni earned the recognition again on the basis of another strong week of play, last week.

The Cordoba, Argentina, native scored Liberty's first three goals in a 7-0 win over BIG EAST foe Temple on Friday. Moroni netted the three scores in the first 16:17, which set a program record for the fastest player in program history to record a hat trick. She became just the seventh player in Lady Flames history to score three goals in a contest.

On Sunday, the freshman assisted on Liberty's lone goal in a 3-1 loss to No. 18 Wake Forest.

Moroni has eight goals in her last six matches for the Lady Flames (7-9, 5-2 BIG EAST) and is second on the team in points with 23. She has a team-best 10 goals and three assists and leads the team in game-winning goals with three.

Barr had a strong showing in last week's two matches as well. The Lurgan, Northern Ireland, native scored two goals and had two assists in the win over Temple. Her six points in the match was a new career-high.

In the final home game of her career, Barr scored a goal against No. 18 Wake Forest on Sunday on Senior Day. The senior leads the team in points with 25 and has seven goals to go along with 11 assists in 2016.

Liberty is making final preparations for the 2016 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship at Temple this week. The Lady Flames are the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will square off with No. 3 seed Providence (13-5, 5-2 BIG EAST) in a semifinal matchup at 4 p.m. on Friday at Howarth Field at the Temple Sports Complex.

No. 1 seed UConn (18-1, 7-0 BIG EAST) and No. 4 seed Temple (7-11, 3-4 BIG EAST) meet in Friday's other semifinal matchup at 1 p.m.

The winners of both contests will play in the BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship final at 1 p.m. on Sunday. All three tournament matches will be streamed live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.