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Lady Flames Visit No. 10 Virginia

August 25, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Lady Flames Visit No. 10 Virginia

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Liberty will face its toughest opponent thus far in 2017 as the Lady Flames close the weekend against Virginia. Liberty looks for its first win of the season while the Cavaliers are currently ranked No. 10 in the country and coming off a double overtime win against No. 2 West Virginia. The Lady Flames are coming off their second tie of the season after attempting 20 shots at George Washington. Creating scoring chances has not been an issue for Liberty in the first three games as its offense is averaging 15.7 shots per game, which ranks second in the Big South.

Looking to build depth in his lineup, head coach Lang Wedemeyer has been able to get many looks at his players as 25 position players have seen playing time this season. In Liberty's last game against George Washington, Wedemeyer played 25 players. While Liberty's offense has done a good job of attempting shots, the backline has been able to limit its opponents' shot attempts. Liberty's defense has limited its opponents to fewer than 10 shots per contest at 9.7 shots. 

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty looks for its third straight Big South title, which would be a first in Big South history.

  • Liberty was picked first in the Big South Preseason Poll.

  • Liberty has two ties in a season for the first time since 2012.

  • Liberty has attempted at least 20 shots in two of its three games this season.

  • Jennifer Knoebel was named the Big South Preseason Attacking Player of the Year.

  • Jennifer Knoebel ranks No. 3 in Liberty history with 55 career points.

  • Jennifer Knoebel ranked No. 94 in Top Drawer Soccer's Top 100 list.

  • Lang Wedemeyer enters his first season at Liberty after 17 seasons at South Dakota State.

  • For the third straight season, Liberty has a new head coach.

  • Isabella Habuda returns as the Big South leader with 25 points (10 goals, 5 assists) in 2016.