Liberty forward Matthew Zaczyk scored a 1:28 into overtime, as the Flames fought off the North Greenville Crusaders 2-1, Friday night in their season opener at Osborne Stadium.
Despite being outshot by the Flames 19-4 in regulation, visiting North Greenville tied the contest on the counterattack with less than a minute remaining. However, Zacyzk netted the game-winner with Liberty's first shot in overtime.
Liberty moves to 1-0 on the year, while North Greenville drops to 0-1.
8' – LIBERTY – Rigo Rojas (Assisted by Rafael Castro)
99' – NGU – Brady Casey (Assisted by Will Moy)
92' – LIBERTY – Matthew Zaczyk (Assisted by Tresor Mbuyu
Turning Point With the Flames dominating the shot column, Crusaders' goalkeeper Noah Kenderick made several key saves including one on a breakaway by Mbuyu during the 86th minute. However, Liberty cashed in its 20th shot of the night immediately in overtime for the win.
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Up Next Liberty travels to Lexington, Va., for a contest against the VMI Keydets, Tuesday. Match time Patchin Field is scheduled for 4 p.m. The two teams will be meeting for the 15th consecutive season.