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Liberty's Season Ends in ASUN Quarterfinals

November 1, 2019  Nashville, Tenn.  RSS
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Liberty's Season Ends in ASUN Quarterfinals

Liberty was unable to hold onto a late second half lead as NJIT defeated the Lady Flames, 2-1, in the ASUN Championship Quarterfinals. Liberty ends the season with a 10-7-2 record.

Scoring Summary

72' – LIBERTY – Avery Belk (Assist by Kayleigh Kardos)

79' – NJIT – Lauren Chamberlain (Assist by Alexis Magruder)

81' – NJIT – Fiona Wright (Assist by Lauren Chamberlain)

 

Turning Point

Despite being outshot 22-6, NJIT capitalized on its opportunities as two of its four shots on goal resulted in goals. Liberty put heavy pressure on NJIT's backline as Liberty attempted six shots before NJIT attempted its first shot in the 29th minute. Midway through the second half, Avery Belk put Liberty up 1-0 before the Highlanders responded with two goals in less than two minutes.

 

Key Stats & Notes

  • Avery Belk scored her first goal of the season and second of her career.  
  • Kayleigh Kardos recorded her second assist of the season.
  • NJIT's goal were the first against Liberty during regulation since Sept. 19 against James Madison.
  • Liberty outshot NJIT 22-6.
  • After attempting just one shot in the first half, NJIT attempted five in the second half.
  • Liberty had nine players attempt a shot.
  • Gabrielle Farrell attempted a game-high five shots.
  • Farrell ends her career second in school history in career goals (24), third in career points (62) and fifth in career assists (14).
  • Melody Jayroe recorded two saves.

Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer

"I thought we played a great game up until making some bad mistakes that they capitalized on. We were the better team all night, but that is the cruelty of sports."