Liberty rolled to a 6-1 victory over JMU on Friday evening.
No. 23 Liberty turned in its most dominating season opener in program history, upending No. 17 James Madison 6-1 on Friday evening at the JMU Field Hockey Complex.
Lady Flames senior Agueda Moroni tallied three goals in the contest, while junior Mallory Fortenbaugh and freshmen Alivia Klopp and Kemy Meidane added goals in the winning effort. Liberty moves to 1-0 on the season, while JMU falls to 0-1.
Scoring Summary 4' – LIBERTY – Kemy Meidane (Agueda Moroni) | Penalty Corner 9' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (Alivia Klopp) 28' – LIBERTY – Mallory Fortenbaugh (Agueda Moroni) | Penalty Corner 37' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (Kendra Jones, Mallory Fortenbaugh) | Penalty Corner 51' – LIBERTY – Alivia Klopp (unassisted) 68' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (unassisted) 70' – JAMES MADISON – Lindsay Gippe (Cassie Hunter, Ashley Gippe) | Penalty Corner Goalkeepers W: Allison Schaefer 1-0, four saves L: Caitlin Nelson 0-1, five saves
Turning Point The Lady Flames controlled the contest from the opening whistle, drawing two penalty corners in the first four minutes of the game. Meidane scored the first goal of her career in the fourth minute, redirecting a Moroni offering into the cage. In the ninth minute, Moroni scored her first goal of the year on a fast break opportunity, assisted by Alivia Klopp.
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Up Next Next up for the Liberty field hockey team is a matchup against No. 3 Duke on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. at Jack Katz Stadium in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils opened their season with a 4-0 victory versus No. 22 William & Mary on Friday.
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