Fortenbaugh (left) scored twice in Liberty's 3-0 win at Longwood on Sunday afternoon.
The 15th-ranked Liberty field hockey team scored three times over the final 20 minutes of the game to defeat the host Longwood Lancers 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Elizabeth Burger Jackson Field.
Liberty's fifth shutout of the season brings its record to 8-3 overall and snaps a two-game losing skid. The Lancers fall to 6-6 on the year.
Scoring Summary 41' – Mallory Fortenbaugh (Daniella Rhodes) | Penalty Corner 48' – Mallory Fortenbaugh (Daniella Rhodes) | Penalty Corner 60' – Jill Bolton (unassisted)
Goalkeepers W: Allison Schaefer 8-3, zero saves L: Katie Wyman 6-6, nine saves
Turning Point After outshooting the Lancers 11-0 in the opening half, Liberty finally broke through in the third quarter. The Lady Flames' Mallory Fortenbaugh scored on a penalty corner at the 40:03 mark to make it 1-0 Liberty. Fortenbaugh struck again in the fourth quarter (48th minute) with her second goal of the game on another short corner.
Both goals were nearly identical plays in which Daniella Rhodes found Fortenbaugh with passes towards the left post, which Fortenbaugh one-timed into the cage. The Liberty senior set a new career single-game high with her two goals on Sunday. With four goals this season, Fortenbaugh has also matched a single-season career high.
Junior Jill Bolton forced a Longwood turnover in the closing seconds of the contest, which she capitalized on and blasted a shot into left side of the goal with just 17.3 seconds remaining. The forward's marker, her seventh of the season, settled the outcome at 3-0.
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Up Next Liberty's next game will be on Friday at BIG EAST foe Georgetown (5-9, 1-3 BIG EAST). The contest between the Lady Flames and Hoyas will commence at 1 p.m. at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C.