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Six Different Lady Flames Score in 8-2 Rout of Temple on Tuesday Afternoon

September 25, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty topped Temple 8-2 on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 2-0 in the BIG EAST.

Liberty topped Temple 8-2 on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 2-0 in the BIG EAST.

Six Liberty players found the back of the cage in Tuesday's 8-2 victory over Temple in BIG EAST action at the Liberty Field Hockey Field. The Lady Flames field hockey team, winner of its last four contests, is now off to its best nine-game start in program history at 7-2.

Freshman Charlotte Vaanhold and senior Agueda Moroni each scored twice in the dominant effort in which Liberty put 18 shots on goal, compared to just three for the Temple Owls.

Temple falls to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the BIG EAST after the loss. The Owls made 10 total saves on the afternoon, including two defensive saves.

Scoring Summary
2' – LIBERTY – Moniek van Aarle (Agueda Moroni)
23' – TEMPLE – Lucy Reed (Annie Judge)
26' – LIBERTY – Charlotte Vaanhold (Ashley Dykema)
33' – LIBERTY – Alivia Klopp (Agueda Moroni) | Penalty Corner
34' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (Charlotte Vaanhold)
44' – LIBERTY – Kemy Meidane (Abby Julius)
51' – LIBERTY – Charlotte Vaanhold (unassisted)
55' – TEMPLE – Maris Stern (unassisted)
56' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (unassisted)
60' – LIBERTY – Jill Bolton (Victoria O'Keeffe)

W: Allison Schaefer 7-2, one save
L: Chloe Johnson 2-7, six saves

Thoughts from Coach Parsley-Blocker
"Today was another solid performance by the entire group. It was exciting to see so many things we've been working on practice translate directly to the game. We look to continue emphasizing recovery and being known as one of the premier passing teams in the country headed into the weekend."

Turning Point
After Temple evened the score at 1-1 on a Lucy Reed goal at the 22:50 mark, Liberty regained the lead just under three minutes later. Sophomore defender Ashley Dykema fed a ball into the circle to Vaanhold, who flipped a shot over Temple goalkeeper Chloe Johnson and into the top of the cage for her first career goal.

Including Vaanhold's marker, the Lady Flames outscored the Owls 7-1 over the final 44:24 of play.

Key Stats & Notes

  • The first goal of the game, scored by the Lady Flames' Moniek van Aarle just 62 seconds into the contest, was the fastest Liberty goal in a BIG EAST game all-time and the third-fastest goal in program history.
  • Liberty recorded season highs in goals (8), assists (6), points (22) and shots on goal (18).
  • With eight goals on Tuesday, Liberty matched its most goals ever in a BIG EAST game. The Lady Flames also scored eight times on their home turf versus Georgetown on Oct. 8, 2016.
  • Liberty's Moroni recorded six points (2 g, 2 a) in the game, her fourth game of the season with six or more points. The Cordoba, Argentina, native leads the squad in goals (16), assists (8) and points (40) through nine games and is now up to 45 career goals.
  • The Lady Flames have now won 12 straight games against opponents from the state of Pennsylvania, including a 3-0 mark this season.
  • Liberty outshot Temple 26-11 on the day, a season high in shots for the Lady Flames. Moroni (eight shots) and van Aarle (five shots) led the way for the hosts.
  • Tuesday's eight-goal effort was Liberty's second game with seven or more goals in 2018. The Lady Flames entered the match at No. 8 in the country in goals per game. They now average 4.11 goals per contest.
  • Liberty now owns a 4-1 all-time series advantage and has outscored Temple 20-4 over the course of the last three meetings.
  • In total, 24 Lady Flames saw playing time in the contest.
  • Liberty is one shy of matching its win totals from both 2016 (eight wins) and 2017 (eight wins).

Up Next
The Lady Flames will be in search of their fifth straight triumph, when they welcome the Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-5, 1-1 BIG EAST) to Lynchburg on Friday, a contest that will be streamed on ESPN+. Match time is set for 4 p.m. at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.