Liberty rolled past Lehigh on Saturday in its 2019 season opener.
The Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse team scored the game's first 13 goals on the way to a resounding 15-5 defeat of the host Lehigh Mountain Hawks, Saturday afternoon at Frank Banko Field.
Liberty improves to 1-0 with the victory and has won its last two season openers. Lehigh, a formidable foe who finished No. 29 in last year's NCAA Women's Lacrosse RPI (Liberty was No. 38), falls to 0-1.
The Lady Flames kept the Mountain Hawks off the scoreboard for the first 41:21 of the contest while scoring 13 goals in a span of 40:42.
Scoring Summary Liberty Goals: Carly White 3, Jenna Joyal 3, Mia Toscano 2, Brianna McCaffrey 2, Hannah Quast 2, Kayla Foster 1, Grace Fletcher 1, Anna Keebler 1 Liberty Assists: Kayla Foster 1, Mia Toscano 1, Carly White 1 Lehigh Goals: Sondra Dickey 2, Mary Ellen Carron 1, Christine Balestra 1, Autumn Ryan 1 Lehigh Assists: Hannah Cermack 2, Jane Henderson 2, Sondra Dickey 1
Goalkeepers W: Katherine Widrick 1-0, 10 saves L: Samantha Sagi 0-1, 13 saves
Thoughts From Head Coach Kelly Nangle "I'm really proud of our girls. They have been preparing for this day for months. They chosen to make this team and their habits a priority in the offseason, and it showed today. I'm excited for them to reap the benefit of an opening game win against a very good opponent. We are super excited to keep working and prepare for two more challenging games this week!"
Turning Point Liberty took control in the early going, building a 5-0 lead in the game's first 11 minutes. During that span, four different Lady Flames scored, beginning with junior Hannah Quast's goal on a feed from junior Carly White with 27:57 left in the opening half.
White, Toscano and Fletcher scored the next three goals. Fourteen seconds after Fletcher's goal, White scored her second of the day with 19:38 remaining in the half to stretch the visitors' lead to five (5-0).
First Half Summary
Second Half Summary
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