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Women's Soccer Comeback Falls Short Against NJIT

September 23, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty women's soccer hosted its first ever ASUN match Sunday at Osborne Stadium as they welcomed NJIT to town. For the first time in five games, Liberty scored a goal but a second half comeback fell short as the Lady Flames dropped the 3-1 match to NJIT. The Highlanders improve to 7-3-1 and 1-0-1 in the ASUN while Liberty falls to 1-9 and 0-2 in conference.

Scoring Summary

30' – NJIT – Tara Walenczyk (Unassisted)

55' – NJIT – Fiona Wright (Jennifer Callaghan)

66' – LIBERTY – Avery Belk (Elise Lawson and Kasey Jamieson)

80' – NJIT – Fiona Wright (Unassisted)

Turning Point

NJIT's Fiona Wright has been on a tear all season and she continued her stellar play on Sunday scoring two goals while attempting seven of NJIT's 14 shots. The Highlanders scored early in the first half and was able to maintain their lead all throughout the game.

Key Stats & Notes

  • Avery Belk scored her first collegiate goal in addition to Liberty's first goal in an ASUN match.

  • Belk is the second freshman to score for Liberty this season (Kelsey Adams).

  • Kasey Jamieson recorded her first collegiate point with her first assist this season.

  • Elise Lawson tallied her first career point with an assist of the Belk goal.

  • Liberty was led by Devon Sipala with FIVE shots

  • Melody Jayroe recorded six saves on the day.

  • Belk's goal was Liberty's first since Sept. 2 at William & Mary.

  • For the second straight game, Liberty outshot its opponent (15-14).

Up Next

Liberty will take a week off from play this upcoming week before starting at three-game road trip starting on Oct. 5 at North Alabama.