Liberty will start its 2017 Big South schedule at Presbyterian, Saturday.
Liberty women's lacrosse will kick off its 2017 Big South schedule at Presbyterian on Saturday afternoon. Game time is set for noon at Martin Stadium at Edens Field in Clinton, S.C.
The Lady Flames are 5-3 in the all-time series with the Blue Hose. Liberty defeated Presbyterian, 21-6, on Senior Day (April 23, 2016), last year in Lynchburg.
How to Follow the Lady Flames Live stats for the contest will be available on the lacrosse schedule/results panel. Also, be sure to follow @LUGameday on Twitter for live in-game updates from Old Bailey Stadium.
Back Half of Road Trip The Lady Flames (1-9) are in the second half of a six-game road trip. Following Saturday's game versus Presbyterian (1-7), Liberty will wrap up its road trip with a Big South game at Longwood on Wednesday in Farmville, Va.
Liberty's next home game will be on April 8, when the Lady Flames take on Big South opponent Campbell at noon at the Liberty Lacrosse Field. The Lady Flames' last home contest was back on March 4 against Old Dominion.
2017 Big South Outlook Liberty was selected to finish fourth in the Big South Conference women's lacrosse preseason poll, as voted on by the league's head coaches back in late January.
Sophomores Kayla Foster and Brianna McCaffrey were both named to the Big South Preseason All-Conference team. In 10 non-conference games, both Foster and McCaffrey are off to solid starts. Foster leads the team with 23 points (11 g, 12 a, 23 pts), while McCaffrey is the team's top goal scorer (16) and is second on the team in points with 21.
Team (first-place votes) Total Points 1. High Point (6) 62 2. Winthrop (2) 55 3. Campbell 47 4. Liberty 40 5. Longwood 36 T-6. Presbyterian 18 T-6. Radford 18 8. Gardner-Webb 12
Lady Flames News and Notes
Scouting Presbyterian Presbyterian's lone win of the year came at home against Butler, 12-5, on March 10. The Blue Hose's senior defender Maura Talvacchia is No. 1 in the country in caused turnovers per game (3.88). Talvacchia also ranks No. 4 in the nation in ground balls per game (4.25). PC is No. 8 in ground balls per game (22.88) and No. 20 in caused turnovers per game (11.00).
Presbyterian is led offensively by senior midfielder Alexandra Cole (9 g, 8 a, 17 pts) and junior midfielder/attacker Lauren Schaaf (13 g, 2 a, 15 pts). Freshman Kayla Koch (1-7, 16.83 GAA, 67 SV) has seen the majority of time in goal for the Blue Hose and third-year head coach Bob Dachille.
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