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Liberty Lacrosse Prepared for Senior Night Showdown Against Radford

April 18, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Liberty lacrosse program will honor its seniors prior to Wednesday evening's final home regular season contest against Radford.

The Liberty lacrosse program will honor its seniors prior to Wednesday evening's final home regular season contest against Radford.

The Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse team will host Radford for a Big South contest, Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.

Wednesday evening is Senior Night for the Liberty lacrosse program. Prior to the start of the game, the team will take time to honor its seven seniors – Ashlyn Altieri, Eden Bayuk, Paige Britton, Courtney Brown, Casey Thate, Victoria Tickle and Melanie Via.

Liberty (4-11) is tied for third in the Big South standings with Winthrop at 3-2, while Radford (6-8) stands at fifth in the conference at 2-3. The Lady Flames are coming off a home setback to High Point (11-3, 5-0), Saturday afternoon, while Radford earned a road win at Presbyterian (2-12, 1-4) on Saturday.

Series History
The Lady Flames and Highlanders met for the first time in 2016, as Radford began NCAA DI competition then. Liberty prevailed, 20-4, in the first-ever meeting on April 20, 2016 in Radford, Va.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
The Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) will be carrying Wednesday evening's contest on the Big South Network. Find the link for the live video stream on the lacrosse schedule/results panel on

Live stats for the contest will also be accessible on the lacrosse schedule/results panel. Also, be sure to follow @LUGameday on Twitter for updates from the Liberty Lacrosse Field.

2017 Big South Update
Here's a look at the current conference standings:

Team Conference Overall
High Point 5-0 11-3
Campbell 5-0 8-6
Winthrop 3-2 6-9
Liberty 3-2 4-11
Radford 2-3 6-8
Longwood 1-4 5-10
Presbyterian 1-4 2-12
Gardner-Webb 0-5 0-15


Lady Flames News and Notes

  • With her second goal against High Point on Saturday, sophomore attacker Kayla Foster joined the 100-point club, needing just 33 career games to do so. Foster became the sixth Lady Flame in program history to reach 100 points.
  • Liberty is fifth in the country in ground balls per game (23.14) and No. 14 in the country in caused turnovers per game (11.43). The Lady Flames are first and second in the Big South, respectively, in ground balls per game and turnovers per game.
  • Foster paces the squad in assists (27, No. 29 in nation) and points (49). Her eight-assist, three-goal, 11-point performance last Wednesday at Gardner-Webb set new Liberty program records for both assists and points.
  • The Lady Flames are averaging 15 goals per game through five Big South Conference contests.
  • Sophomore midfielder Brianna McCaffrey leads Liberty in goals (27), draw controls (68) and shots (85). McCaffrey is fourth in the Big South and 34th nationally in draw controls per game (4.53) and third in the conference in shots per game (5.67).
  • Liberty senior defender Victoria Tickle paces the team with 43 ground balls and is 38th in DI in ground balls per game (2.87) and tied for third in the Big South. Tickle is seventh all-time in program history with 92 ground balls and eighth all-time in caused turnovers (47).
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Widrick places third in the Big South in goals-against average (12.59) and fourth in save percentage (.394). She was selected as the Big South Defensive Player of the Week on April 4.
  • Liberty's freshmen have accounted for 51 of the 148 goals (34.5 percent) scored by the Lady Flames, this season. Grace Fletcher and Carly White pace the first-year group with 15 goals apiece, Hannah Quast (11), Jenna Joyal (7) and Nikki Stumpf (3).
  • Liberty attempted 52 shots, last Wednesday at GWU, the most in any game in school history. The Lady Flames are 4-3 this year when they outshoot their opponents.
  • Over the last nine contests, Liberty is averaging 12.33 goals per contest. The Lady Flames averaged just 6.50 goals per game during their first six contests. White has recorded 13 goals over the past six matches, while Paige Britton has notched 15 goals during the last five games.

Scouting Radford
The Highlanders feature two players who have been dominant on the offensive end – sophomore Emma Rogers and freshman Lindsey Carroll. Rogers (44 g, 16 a, 60 pts) is first in the Big South and 24th nationally in goals per game (3.14) and second in the league and 26th nationally in points per game (4.29). Carroll (21 g, 34 a, 55 pts) places first in the conference and seventh in the country in assists while standing third in the conference and 39th nationally in points.

Radford's second-leading scorer, sophomore Adrian Rius, is the best in the Big South in draw controls per game (5.71) and 10th in DI in that category. Radford freshman defender Shea Swingle leads the defensive unit with 39 ground balls (2.79/game, No. 45 in nation) and caused turnovers (22).

Highlanders' second-year head coach Haley Marvine plays two keepers in goal, freshmen Jenny Davis and Maddie Mashewske. Davis (4-3, 13.42 GAA, 72 SV in 379:57) has been the more successful netminder than Mashewske (2-5, 15.26 GAA, 67 SV in 460:03) in less time between the pipes.