Liberty picked up its 10th win of 2018 on Friday.
Goals from seniors Moniek van Aarle and Abby Julius propelled the 19th-ranked Lady Flames field hockey team to a 2-1 win over visiting Georgetown on Friday afternoon at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.
Liberty (10-4) is now 5-0 in the BIG EAST for the first time in school history and has equaled its win totals in conference play from the previous two seasons (5-2 in 2016 and 5-2 in 2017). The Lady Flames remain in a tie atop the league standings with No. 5 UConn (12-2, 5-0 BIG EAST), a 6-0 victor over Villanova on Friday night.
With its 10th triumph of the year, Liberty has reached double digits in wins for the first time since 2015.
Georgetown (9-5) falls to 2-3 in the BIG EAST and into a tie for fourth place with Old Dominion (2-3) and Villanova (2-3).
Scoring Summary 4' – LIBERTY – Moniek van Aarle (Jill Bolton) 57' – LIBERTY – Abby Julius (Mallory Fortenbaugh) | Penalty Corner 69' – GEORGETOWN – Lindsay Getz (Michaela Bruno)
Goalkeepers W: Allison Schaefer 10-4, one save L: Ciara Weets 8-5, eight saves
Turning Point With just over 14 minutes to play and the Lady Flames leading the Hoyas 1-0, Liberty drew its sixth penalty corner of the match. On the ensuing short corner, junior Mallory Fortenbaugh sent an insertion pass along to Julius, who ripped a powerful shot off Georgetown goalkeeper Ciara Weets' left pad and into the cage.
Julius' first goal of the season and 10th of her career provided the hosts a two-goal cushion that proved to be enough.
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Up Next Liberty is slated to take on No. 9 Syracuse (8-4) in a non-conference match on Sunday at 2 p.m. The game is scheduled to be played at Duke's Jack Katz Stadium in Durham, N.C.
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