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Liberty to Close Regular Season at Campbell on Saturday Afternoon

April 20, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty (12-4, 5-1 BSC) will play at Campbell (8-8, 4-2 BSC) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Liberty (12-4, 5-1 BSC) will play at Campbell (8-8, 4-2 BSC) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Lady Flames lacrosse squad will close out the regular season with a game at Campbell on Saturday afternoon. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C.

Liberty enters the contest with a 12-4 overall record and stands in second place in the Big South at 5-1. The Lady Flames defeated Radford, 19-9, on the road on Wednesday. With a win over the Camels, Liberty would lock up the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the 2018 Big South Women's Lacrosse Championship.

Campbell (8-8, 4-2 Big South) is currently tied for third place in the conference with Winthrop (11-5, 4-2 Big South). The Camels bested Longwood, 20-8, at home on Wednesday. If the Camels were to defeat the Lady Flames and Winthrop tops Gardner-Webb on Saturday, it would create a three-way tie for second in the league, with a tiebreaker needed to determine the No. 2-4 seeds for the conference tournament.

Series History
Liberty is 2-3 all-time against Campbell. The Camels edge the Lady Flames, 12-11, in overtime, last year in Lynchburg (April 8, 2017). In that contest, the Lady Flames' Carly White scored four goals, while Paige Britton tallied three goals.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
Live stats for the game will be provided via Campbell Athletic Communications. Find the link for live stats on the Liberty women's lacrosse schedule page on LibertyFlames.com. There will no be live video stream for the contest.

For live social media updates before, during and after the game from Barker-Lane Stadium, follow @libertywlax on Twitter and "libertywlax" on Instagram.

 

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • The Lady Flames continue to lead the country in caused turnovers per game at 14.31. Liberty is also among the top 10 in the nation in ground balls per game (No. 3, 24.13), shots per game (No. 4, 36.38) and shots on goal per game (No. 8, 26.00). The Lady Flames are also inside the top 20 in DI in assists per game (No. 16, 6.69), scoring defense (9.44) and scoring margin (4.25).
  • Liberty redshirt senior Michaela Rich scored her 100th career goal in the second half on Wednesday against Radford. Rich had four goals in the game and now has 101 for her career. Junior midfielder Brianna McCaffrey, the Lady Flames' leading goal scorer this year (38), is closing in on 100 goals for her career, as she has 91.
  • Liberty junior attacker Kayla Foster has 15 assists over her last three games and has a team-best 36 assists (No. 10 in nation) on the year. Foster is just two assists shy of the century mark with 98 for her career. She is No. 3 in program history with 171 career points, just 16 away from tying the school record (187 points, Morgan Becker, 2011-15).
  • The Lady Flames are seeking their second-ever No. 2 seed in the Big South Women's Lacrosse Championship but first ever first-round bye in the tournament. Liberty garnered the No. 2 seed as well in 2015 but played a quarterfinal match against No. 7 Gardner-Webb.
  • In six Big South games so far, Liberty has outscored its opposition, 97-53. Foster has 19 assists in conference play, while Rich (16 g) and McCaffrey (15 g) lead the squad in goals. Widrick is 2-0 with a .586 save percentage, 6.04 goals-against-average and 34 saves in league games. The Lady Flames have considerably more assists (47-24), ground balls (155-107), caused turnovers (93-50) and draw controls (88-73) than their conference counterparts in those six contests.

Scouting Campbell
Campbell's Kayla Reilly is the Camels' top distributor with 38 assists (No. 7 in nation), while Melissa Placek paces the squad with 54 goals (No. 10 in country). Reilly (23 g, 38 a, 61 pts), Placek (54 g, 3 a, 57 pts) and Mackenzie Koeller (46 g, 5 a, 51 pts) all have 50 or more points, while Annie Pazulski (43 pts) is second on the team with 32 assists.

Freshman Sydney Etheridge (7-4, 12.01 GAA, 98 SV, .412 SV PCT) has made 11 of 16 starts in goal for the Camels. Kylie Haarhoff (1-4, 15.21 GAA, 25 SV, .275 SV PCT) may also see time in net for head coach Dawn Easley's squad. Easley is the older sister of Liberty redshirt senior captain Michaela Rich.