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Women's Soccer Closes Non-Conference at JMU

September 12, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Women's Soccer Closes Non-Conference at JMU

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Liberty will conclude its non-conference schedule on the road this week against in-state opponent, James Madison. In one of its most challenging non-conference schedules in school history, Liberty has faced some of the top teams throughout the East Coast. Of the eight teams that Liberty will face during its non-conference slate, seven of the teams currently have winning records with five teams currently in the top four of its conference standings.

As head coach, Lang Wedemeyer, continues to rely on his depth, playing 25 players this season the offense has seen many different players look to score. In eight games this, 18 players have attempted a shot this season and seven players have recorded a point this year. The Lady Flames will look to attack on offense as they have this season attempting 91 shots, which ranks fourth in the Big South. Liberty has presented a balanced attack in both halves attempting 41 shots in the first half and 43 in the second half. The Lady Flames will look to improve in the second half as the eight of 11 goals they have given up have taken place in the second half. 

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty has had a different starting lineup in every game this season.

  • Devon Jones ranks No. 7 in the Big South in shots per game (2.29).

  • Isabella Habuda ranks No. 4 in the Big South with three assists.

  • Freshman goalkeeper, Melody Jayroe, recorded a season-high eight saves against UMBC.

  • Liberty has not had two ties in a season since 2012.

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

  • 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.

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