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Women's Soccer Drops Match to #6 Virginia

September 6, 2018  Charlottesville, Va.  RSS
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Women's Soccer Drops Match to #6 Virginia

Liberty women's soccer trailed from the get-go Thursday night at Klockner Stadium against No. 6 Virginia. The Cavaliers put pressure on the Lady Flames all night as UVA defeated Liberty 6-0. The Cavaliers improve to 6-0 while the Lady Flames fall to 1-5 on the season.     

Scoring Summary

2' – VIRGINIA – Montana Sutton (Assist by Courtney Petersen)

16' – VIRGINIA – Betsy Brandon (Unassisted)

50' – VIRGINIA – Betsy Brandon (Unassisted)

53' – VIRGINIA – Lizzy Sieracki (Assist by Zoe Morse)

68' – VIRGINIA – Meghan McCool (Assist by Taryn Torres)

86' – VIRGINIA – Own Goal

Turning Point

Virginia had Liberty on its heels all game scoring 1:07 into the game and applied pressure on Liberty's backline all night. As the Cavaliers controlled possession throughout the game, its defense did not allow Liberty to attempt a shot in the final 62:03 minutes of the game.

Key Stats & Notes

  • Virginia outshot Liberty 22-1.

  • Liberty played 23 players against UVA, the most head coach Lang Wedemeyer has played in a game this season.

  • No. 6 Virginia ties for the highest nationally ranked opponent Liberty has faced in school history (Faced No.  Virginia in 2011).

  • Liberty's Madison Martin and Brenna Warren each received their first playing time this season.

  • Goalkeeper Molly Andres subbed in for Melody Jayroe in the 68th minute.

  • Virginia's Betsy Brandon scored a game-high two goals.

  • Six goals is the most Liberty has allowed in a game this season.

Thoughts from Coach Wedemeyer

"I think it goes without saying that we just played one of the best teams in the country and that may have been the best team I have ever coached against. Our girls competed and I was happy we were able to play every healthy player off the bench and some of them stepped up against some of the top players in the country."    

Up Next

Liberty will continue its ACC road trip to close out the weekend as they face Clemson on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field.