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Liberty Defeats JMU 3-2 in Double Overtime

September 19, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Defeats JMU 3-2 in Double Overtime

Top Plays vs. James Madison

It took 104 minutes but the Liberty women's soccer team was able to pull off a thrilling 3-2 victory in double overtime, defeating James Madison Thursday night at Osborne Stadium. The Lady Flames have their first winning streak of the season as they improve to 3-4-2 this season while James Madison drops to 2-7 on the year. 

Scoring Summary

4' – JAMES MADISON – Ebony Wiseman (Assists by Iris Rabot and Haley Crawford)

12' – LIBERTY – Elisa Warren (Assist by Kasey Jamieson)

43' – JAMES MADISON – Hannah Coulling (Assists by Phoebe Dinga and Claire Meiser)

47' – LIBERTY – Gabrielle Farrell (Unassisted)

104' – LIBERTY – Grace Spade (Assists by Gabrielle Farrell and Kailey Neef)

Turning Point

Liberty never gave up against the Dukes as they trailed twice but found a way to climb back into the game and eventually pull out the win. Along with clutch goalkeeping by Melody Jayroe in overtime, as she came up with a big save in front of goal in the first overtime, Liberty received a balanced scoring attack. It started with a goal by defensive midfielder, Elisa Warren, scoring off a rebound and then Gabrielle Farrell capitalized off a JMU mistake to score inside the box. To seal the win, freshman Grace Spade's first collegiate goal could not have come at a more crucial time as she flicked the ball with her back heel to send the Lady Flames home with a victory.

Key Stats & Notes

  • This is Liberty's second win ever against James Madison.
  • This is Liberty's first winning streak of the season.
  • Grace Spade scored her first collegiate goal.
  • Gabrielle Farrell had a game-high three points (1G, 1A).
  • Farrell now leads the team with 10 points (4G, 2A).
  • Farrell has now recorded 14 career assists.
  • Elisa Warren scored her second career goal and first this season.
  • Kailey Neef recorded her third assist of the season.
  • Kasey Jamieson posted her second assist of the season, giving her eight points this year (3G, 2A).
  • Liberty outshot JMU 15-14 throughout the game led by Farrell's seven shots.
  • Melody Jayroe came up with eight saves.
  • This was Liberty's first come from behind win this season.

Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer

"This team has a lot to be proud of as this is just the second time a Liberty team has beaten a JMU team. They have beaten us the last two years and their record does not indicate how good they are because they have faced five top-20 teams so their schedule might even be harder than ours. We didn't start the game well but credit to our girls because they fought back from 1-0, then to 2-1 and we found a way to win."

Up Next

Liberty will end its non-conference schedule this weekend as the Lady Flames travel to face another in-state opponent in VMI on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Patchin Field.