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)
Goalkeepers 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.
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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.