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Liberty Set to Rekindle Rivalry with Coastal Carolina on Sunday

March 29, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty (9-2, 2-0 ASUN) and Coastal Carolina (7-2, 2-0 ASUN) will square off on Sunday.

Liberty (9-2, 2-0 ASUN) and Coastal Carolina (7-2, 2-0 ASUN) will square off on Sunday.

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First place in the ASUN Conference standings will be on the line on Sunday afternoon when the Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse squad plays at Coastal Carolina.

Match time between the Liberty Lady Flames (9-2, 2-0 ASUN) and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-2, 2-0 ASUN) is pegged for noon at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C.

Sunday's showdown pits two teams who are both 2-0 in conference play. The Lady Flames, who were picked to finish third in the ASUN, are off to their best start in program history at 9-2 and have won five straight games. A win over Coastal Carolina would give Liberty a program-record six-match winning streak. The Chanticleers, who were picked to finish second in the ASUN, have also won five straight contests.

Liberty picked up two wins last weekend over Old Dominion (14-8 last Friday) and Stetson (21-6 last Sunday). Coastal Carolina already has a pair of home victories this week over Kent State (19-2 on Tuesday) and Howard (26-2 on Friday).

The Lady Flames are 5-0 on the road in 2019, while the Chanticleers are 6-0 at home this year.

Sunday's game between Liberty and Coastal Carolina renews a rivalry which started when both squads were Big South Conference members. The all-time series is currently tied at 3-3, with the last showdown occurring in 2016. The Chanticleers won the last matchup 9-8 in double overtime of the Big South Lacrosse Championship quarterfinals on April 30, 2016.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
Coastal Carolina Athletic Media Relations will feature live stats for Sunday's contest. Find the link for live stats on the schedule page of www.LibertyFlames.com/womenslacrosse. There will be no live stream for the match.

For in-game updates, follow @libertywlax on Twitter. Also, be sure to follow "libertywlax" on Instagram for updates from Brooks Stadium.    

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • Junior attacker Jenna Joyal was named the ASUN Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week, Tuesday by the conference. The New Fairfield, Conn., native totaled six goals, four assists and 10 points during last weekend's pair of wins.
  • The Lady Flames have received eight of the possible 15 ASUN weekly awards through the first seven weeks of the season, five more than the next closest teams (Coastal Carolina and Jacksonville each have three).
  • Liberty continues to lead the nation in caused turnovers per game (16.73). Duquesne (15.88) and Vanderbilt (13.80) rank second and third in the nation, respectively. The Lady Flames feature two of the top 13 players in the country in individual caused turnovers per game in senior midfielder Brianna McCaffrey (No. 2, 3.64) and junior defender Sarah Steenson (No. 13, 2.18).
  • During the Lady Flames' current five-game winning streak, they have outscored their opponents 83-42. Junior captain Carly White leads Liberty during that stretch in goals (13), assists (11), points (24) and ground balls (18).
  • Senior goalkeeper Katherine Widrick is 9-2 on the year with an 8.13 goals-against-average (No. 6 in nation), .500 save percentage (No. 14 in nation) and 88 saves. The Camillus, N.Y., native has four games of double-digit saves.
  • The Liberty attack features six players with 13 or more goals. Sophomore Anna Keebler has already set career highs in both goals (17) and points (20).