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Lady Flames, Monarchs to Meet on Wednesday

February 27, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Lady Flames women's lacrosse team (3-1) takes on Old Dominion (1-1) on Wednesday.

The Lady Flames women's lacrosse team (3-1) takes on Old Dominion (1-1) on Wednesday.

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Liberty women's lacrosse will be in search of its third straight victory, as they travel to Old Dominion for a game on Wednesday.

The contest between the Lady Flames (3-1) and Monarchs (1-1) will begin at 4 p.m. at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va.

Liberty is coming off a 2-0 week featuring victories over ECU (15-4 on the road) and Robert Morris (14-9 at home).

The Monarchs have not played since Feb. 17, a 20-3 loss at Virginia Tech. They opened the season with an 11-9 win over VCU on Feb. 14.

Series History
The Monarchs are 3-0 all-time against the Lady Flames. The two squads met in Lynchburg last year (March 4, 2017), a contest won, 11-8, by ODU. In that game, Brianna McCaffrey and Abby Britton scored two goals apiece for Liberty.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
A live video stream is available for the contest through Monarch Media. A paid subscription is required to view the game. Live statistics, courtesy of Old Dominion External Relations, are also available for the contest. Find links for video and stats on the Liberty women's lacrosse schedule page on LibertyFlames.com.

For live in-game updates from the Liberty Lacrosse Field, follow @libertywlax on Twitter. Also, be sure to follow "libertywlax" on Instagram for live look-ins and updates from the match.

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • Jenna Joyal garnered Big South Offensive Player of the Week honors, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. The sophomore attacker scored eight goals in two contests, last week, and is 37th in the country in goals (11). She is also 12th in the nation in shot percentage (.733).
  • Brianna McCaffrey has been named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week. The junior midfielder recorded five caused turnovers, four ground balls, nine draw controls, two goals and three assists last week. She currently checks in at No. 37 in the nation in caused turnovers per game (2.00).
  • Liberty (3-1) is the only Big South team above .500 right now. The Lady Flames are off to their best-four game start in program history.
  • The Lady Flames have three players in the top 50 in the nation in assists: Kayla Foster (No. 32, six assists), Carly White (No. 32, six assists) and Michaela Rich (No. 49, five assists.)
  • Sophomore midfielder Hannah Quast is 45th in DI lacrosse in free-position goals per game (1.25). She has seven total goals in four contests.
  • The Liberty defense averages 12.75 caused turnovers per game, which is seventh-best in the country and first in the Big South.
  • Liberty women's lacrosse is first in the Big South Conference in assists at 6.75 per game (also No. 19 in nation). The Lady Flames pace the conference in points per game (18.50) as well.
  • Lady Flames goalkeepers Aubrie Tarris and Katherine Widrick have combined for a .494 save percentage, the 21st-best mark in the nation.
  • Liberty is 0-1 all-time on Feb. 28. In 2015, the Lady Flames dropped a 13-10 decision to Richmond at home on that date.

Scouting Old Dominion
The Monarchs are second in their conference (ASUN) in caused turnovers per game (10.00). Junior defender Kerri Caruso ranks second in the nation individually in caused turnovers per contest (4.00).

In ODU's season-opening victory over VCU, Sophia Richie and Brooke Stein tallied three goals each. Stein leads the squad in assists (3). Goalkeeping duties will lbe the responsibility of Lauren Ey (1-1, 14.96 GAA, 12 SV in 88:14) and MaryCate Markey (0-0, 13.22 GAA, 1 SV in 31:46). Seventh-year head coach Heather Holt guided the Monarchs to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016 and a school record for single-season wins with 16. ODU went 9-9 and 5-5 in the ASUN in 2017.