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Lady Flames to Play ASUN Foe Kent State on Road, Wednesday Afternoon

April 23, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty (11-4, 4-1 ASUN) will take on Kent State (2-14, 1-4 ASUN) on Wednesday afternoon in Kent, Ohio.

Liberty (11-4, 4-1 ASUN) will take on Kent State (2-14, 1-4 ASUN) on Wednesday afternoon in Kent, Ohio.

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The Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse team will play its second-to-last ASUN Conference game of the season on Wednesday at Kent State.

First draw between Liberty (11-4, 3-1 ASUN) and Kent State (2-14, 1-4 ASUN) is pegged for 3 p.m. at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio.

The Lady Flames will be looking to snap a two-game losing skid. Both of those losses came against strong opponents in ASUN-leading Jacksonville (April 14) and Big South-leading No. 25 High Point (last Wednesday). Despite those setbacks, Liberty has still matched its best record through 15 games (11-4) in program history, which the Lady Flames also achieved in 2018.

Kent State lost its most recent game this past Saturday at Central Michigan. The Golden Flashes are a first-year program and affiliate member of the ASUN Conference. Wednesday's contest pits two newcomers to the ASUN.

This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools and only Liberty's second opponent from the state of Ohio. The Lady Flames faced Cincinnati at home in 2012 and on the road in 2013.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
Wednesday's contest at Dix Stadium will be carried live on BoxCast. Additionally, Kent State Athletic Communications will carry live stats via SIDEARM Stats. Find links for the game on the schedule page of www.LibertyFlames.com/womenslacrosse.

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

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • The Lady Flames have already clinched a spot in the 2019 ASUN Lacrosse Championship, held on May 2 and 4 at Coastal Carolina's Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. Liberty will lock up the No. 2 seed with a victory over Kent State on Wednesday.
  • Liberty checks in at No. 25 in the latest NCAA Women's Lacrosse RPI listing, its best mark in program history. In the first two listings (April 9 and 16), the Lady Flames were slotted at No. 26.
  • The Lady Flames are first in the country in caused turnovers per game (16.33). Duquesne is the closest team to Liberty in the national rankings at 14.81 caused turnovers per game.
  • Senior captain Brianna McCaffrey is second in the country in caused turnovers per game (3.57). Junior defender Sarah Steenson ranks 18th in the nation at 2.07 caused turnovers per game. The Lady Flames are also sixth in the country in ground balls per game (22.47).
  • Junior captain Carly White is enjoying a career year and leads the team in goals (32), assists (22), points (54), draw controls (63) and ground balls (56). She ranks second in the country in ground balls per game (3.73) and 15th in free-position percentage (.632).
  • Liberty is 11-4 through 15 games for the second straight season. The Lady Flames won a program-record 13 games in 2018.
  • The Lady Flames are 6-2 on the road in 2019 and 5-2 at home.
  • Liberty's season high in goals is 21, which came at home against Stetson on March 24. The fewest goals the Lady Flames have allowed this year is five on two occasions (at Lehigh on Feb. 9 and at Winthrop on Feb. 15).
  • This season, Liberty has scored 19 goals in two games against ranked foes (10 vs. No. 20 Notre Dame, nine vs. No. 25 High Point). Prior to this year, the most Liberty had ever scored in a single game against any ranked foe was five goals (at No. 13 James Madison in 2013).