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Liberty Hosts Presbyterian College in Big South Tilt

October 13, 2011  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Alex Verville will be one of six seniors honored before the game, Friday.

Alex Verville will be one of six seniors honored before the game, Friday.

After four straight road games, the Liberty Flames men's soccer team returns to Osborne Stadium for Senior Night and a Big South match with the Presbyterian College Blue Hose.  Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m.  Before the contest, the six seniors on the Liberty roster will be recognized.

How to Follow the Flames
Live stats for Friday evening's contest will be available on by clicking the live stats link under men's soccer in the schedule bar on the main page.

Recognizing the Seniors
Friday evening, the Liberty men's soccer program will recognize the six seniors on the roster for willingness to serve God through soccer during their time at Liberty.

Darren Amoo - Accra, Ghana
Phillip Aseweh - Navrongo, Ghana
Timothy Bullock - Forest, Va.
Juan F. Niño - Katy, Texas
Chris Phillips - Brownsburg, Ind.
Alex Verville - Rochester Hills, Mich.

During the past four seasons, this group has provided strong leadership both on and off the field for the Flames. Liberty has posted 10 or more wins in each of their last three seasons, holding a
38-21-7 record during that span.

A Look at Liberty
The Flames (6-4, 1-2 Big South) will return to Big South play, Friday night, looking to halt a three-game losing skid.

After running off six consecutive victories to close out the month of September, Liberty has started the month of October on the short end of each of its three contests.

Liberty entered the week third in the nation in scoring offense in the latest NCAA Statistical Report. The Flames have averaged 2.50 goals per game, so far this season. The Flames have outscored their opponents, 25-13.

Liberty head coach Jeff Alder has guided his alma mater to a 103-77-16 overall mark and a 43-25-6 record in Big South play during his 11 seasons.

The Flames have shown a balanced scoring attack this season, as nine different players have scored goals and eight have tallied two or more. Midfielder Phillip Aseweh leads Liberty and is third in the Big South Conference with 14 points. The senior has scored four goals and leads the conference with six assists. In addition, he is third in the country in assists per game (0.67/game).

Forward Timothy Bullock has also reached double-digits in scoring with 12 points. The senior has netted four goals and recorded four assists. The forward is sixth in the Big South in points. Midfielder Travis Jospeh is also among the conference leaders with 11 points on four goals and three assists. The junior is tied for seventh in the Big South in scoring.

Midfielder Alex Verville and forward Darren Amoo have netted three goals each, while defenders Uriah Bentick, Sam Duininck and Chris Phillips have scored two goals apiece. Senior midfielder Juan F. Niño has scored his first goal of the season and recorded an assist during Liberty's last two games for four points.

Freshman goalkeeper Josh Pacella has started all 10 Liberty contests, logging over 872 minutes in goal for the Flames.  He has posted a 1.35 goals-against average and has a .606 save percentage. He has record two shutouts and combined on another for the Flames.

All-Time Against Presbyterian College
Liberty and Presbyterian College will meet for the fourth time, Friday evening. The Flames have won each of the previous three meetings.

Last season, Liberty's Juan F. Niño broke a 1-1 tie with the only goal of the second half, as the Flames defeated the Blue Hose, 2-1, at Martin Field in Clinton, S.C. on Oct. 15, 2010. Liberty's Uriah Bentick tied the game during the 37th minute, converting a penalty kick to send the game to intermission at 1-1.

On Oct. 16, 2009, the Flames won the only meeting between the two teams at Osborne Stadium, 1-0.  Midfielder Phillip Aseweh scored the game's lone goal in the ninth minute and the Liberty defense shut out its seventh opponent on the season in the contest.

A Look at Presbyterian College
The Presbyterian College Blue Hose (2-9, 2-1 Big South) posted its first two victories of 2011 in its last three outings.  Last Saturday, the Blue Hose defeated Campbell, 3-2, in overtime for its second Big South win of the year.

Presbyterian College is averaging 0.91 goals and has allowed 2.73 goals per game. The Blue Hose has been outscored by their opponents, 30-10.

Bret Boulware is in his 12th season at his alma mater and has guided the Blue Hose to 78-104-20 record.  He has overseen the Presbyterian College program through its transition to the Division I level.

Five different Presbyterian College players have scored a goal this season. Midfielder Bryon Quinatoa leads Presbyterian with nine points on four goals and one assist. Fellow midfielder Ignacio Monchetti has a team-leading four assists and scored two goals for eight points.  Forward Luke Ade has also netted two goals.

Ethan Watson and Tanner Osborne have split time in the Blue Hose goal this season.  Watson has played in eight games and logged over 614 minutes, recording a 2.64 goals-against average. Osborne has seen action in six games and between in net for over 474 minutes.  He has posted a 2.28 goals-against average.

Against the Big South
Liberty enters Friday's Big South Conference match with an 84-76-10 record all-time in conference play.  The Flames have posted a .500 or better conference ledger in 18 out of their 20 seasons in the conference.  In 2007, Liberty won its lone Big South Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time.

The Big South at Glance
Liberty enters the week with three points in Big South action with a 1-2 record. Campbell, Radford and VMI sport identical conference records as the Flames.

Meanwhile, No. 20 Coastal Carolina is the only remaining team unbeaten in Big South Conference play, opening league action with a 3-0 Big South mark.

This weekend will be a busy one for Big South Conference soccer, with all 10 squads scheduled to be in action. Other than Liberty and Presbyterian College, who will meet on Friday, the remaining eight teams will meet in league match-ups, Saturday.

Iron Men
Defenders Chris Phillips and Greg White keep adding to their starting streaks.  Phillips, a senior and two-time team captain, was in the Liberty starting 11 for the 52nd consecutive game, Tuesday night at Wofford. He has not been out of Liberty's starting 11 since Oct. 24, 2008.

Meanwhile, White has started every game during his time in a Liberty uniform.  The redshirt junior has drawn an opening assignment in each of the last 48 Flames games. White has been a regular starter in each of game of the 2009 and 2010 seasons, with his streak starting on Sept. 1, 2009 in a 10-1 Liberty victory.

Joseph Reaches Career-Highs
Midfielder Travis Joseph scored his fourth goal of the season, pushing his point total to 11 on the season, last Saturday at Gardner-Webb.  His goal and point totals are both single-season career highs for the junior.

Niño Moves Up on Career Helper Chart
With an assist this past Saturday, senior Juan F. Niño began the week with 16 career assists, moving him into eighth on the Liberty career assist list.  The midfielder is one shy of moving into seventh place on the list.

A Look Ahead
Liberty continues its stretch of three home games, with the middle game of the set, Tuesday.  The Flames will host the VMI Keydets in a Big South Conference contest. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m.