Moroni notched her fifth career three-goal game on Sunday.
Fueled by senior Agueda Moroni's third three-goal effort of the season, the Lady Flames field hockey team topped Lafayette 3-1 on the road in non-conference action, Sunday at Rappolt Field.
Moroni scored in the second, 23rd and 45th minutes of the game, with the final tally giving her the fifth hat trick of her career. The standout senior now has 14 goals and 34 points in just eight games this season.
Liberty runs its record to 6-2 overall and has won a season-best three games in a row. Meanwhile, Lafayette falls to 2-7 on the season.
Scoring Summary 2' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (Mallory Fortenbaugh, Kendra Jones) | Penalty Corner 23' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (Kemy Meidane) 45' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (unassisted) 70' – LAFAYETTE – Lisa van der Geest (Jenn DeLongis, Theresa Delahanty) | Penalty Corner
Goalkeepers W: Allison Schaefer 6-2, seven saves L: Sarah Park 2-7, 12 saves
Thoughts from Coach Parsley-Blocker "I am very proud of the girls' effort to put together another solid performance from top to bottom. Lafayette is extremely well-coached, and I thought we did an excellent job to apply offensive pressure throughout the game."
Turning Point With Liberty leading 1-0 in the middle of the first half, freshman Kemy Meidane drew the attention of the defense as she dribbled in towards the cage from the right side of the circle. Meidane sent a pass in front of the net to Moroni, who one-timed a shot into the lower right side of the goal at the 22:02 mark for a 2-0 Lady Flames edge.
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Up Next The Lady Flames will return to their home turf at the Liberty Field Hockey Field to face Temple (2-6, 0-1 BIG EAST) in a conference match on Tuesday at 1 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 14 but was moved due to inclement weather related to Hurricane Florence.