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Liberty Faces Virginia Tech in Season Opener

August 20, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty will kick off its 2019 season on the road against in-state opponent, Virginia Tech. This will be the third straight ACC opponent Liberty will have faced starting with Clemson in Liberty's last exhibition game and ending with Virginia later this week.            

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Liberty at #25 Virginia Tech

Game Date: Thursday, Aug. 22

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: ACC Network

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Bailey Angle

Color Analyst: John Caudill

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty returns 18 letter winners, including ASUN All-Conference selections Cora Duininck, Madison Ellis, Gabrielle Farrell and Zoe Gaffney.
  • Liberty also adds nine newcomers to the team, including North Carolina transfer, Nicole
  • Crutchfield, who played in last season's NCAA College Cup Championship.
  • Liberty's junior goalkeeper, Melody Jayroe, was selected as the ASUN's Fan-Voted Preseason
  • Goalkeeper of the Year.
  • The Lady Flames were picked fourth in the ASUN Preseason Coaches Poll after finishing fifth in 2018 with a 5-3 conference record.
  • Liberty head coach, Lang Wedemeyer, began his playing career at Virginia Tech where he was voted the Hokies' top defensive player in 1991 and 1992.
  • Liberty has played Virginia Tech the last two seasons in the preseason during exhibition games.
  • Wedemeyer welcomes two new assistant coaches this season to the staff in Brandon West and Audrey Adkison.
  • Starting with Clemson in Liberty's final exhibition, Liberty will face three straight ACC opponents, including back-to-back ranked opponents in VT and UVA.