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Liberty Defeats Defending ASUN Champion Lipscomb 2-0

October 4, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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For the second straight season, Liberty was able to defeat Lipscomb, this time at home with a 2-0 shutout over the defending ASUN Champion. The Lady Flames improve to 6-5-2 overall and 2-1 in conference while Lipscomb falls to 7-5-1 and 1-1-1 in conference.

 

Scoring Summary

48' – LIBERTY – Gabrielle Farrell (Unassisted)

50' – LIBERTY – Own Goal

 

Turning Point

After attempting just four shots in the first half, Liberty cranked up the offense at the start of the second half with two goals in the first five minutes of the period. Liberty attempted 10 shots in the second half after Liberty's backline and goalkeeper, Melody Jayroe, held down the fort in the first half with two saves while facing nine shots. Liberty's offense delivered in the second half, holding possession for 53 percent of the game.

 

Key Stats & Notes

  • Lipscomb's last two losses during conference play have come at the hands of Liberty.
  • Gabrielle Farrell recorded her seventh goal and 16th point of the season.
  • With 21 career goals, Farrell moves to fourth on Liberty's all-time career goals list.
  • Farrell now has 15 career game-winning goals.
  • Melody Jayroe recorded her fourth shutout of the season.
  • Jayroe is now tied with Natalie Mayer for third place on Liberty's all-time career shutout list with 15 shutouts.
  • Jayroe and Liberty's backline have not allowed a goal in the last 405 minutes of regulation.
  • Liberty still has not been beaten at home in over a year (last loss at Osborne Stadium was Sept. 23, 2018 vs. NJIT).
  • Liberty's last nine goals have all come during the second half.
  • Liberty's backline has matched last year's shutout total (4) just 13 games into this season.  
  • Liberty's backline held 2018 ASUN Player of the Year, Olivia Doak, to just two shots throughout the game.

 

Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer

"I think we did a good job of weathering the storm (to start the game). They started the first half pretty strong but as the half wore on I think we were able to find our groove. I thought it was probably one of the best possession games of our season. We created a number of opportunities and the girls were able to start the second half strong that gave us the win."  

 

Up Next

Liberty will end the weekend with another home contest as it welcomes North Alabama to Osborne Stadium on Sunday for the teams' first-ever meeting in Lynchburg. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN+.