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Conference Slate Begins for Lacrosse

March 29, 2012  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Junior defender Candice Parsons and the Lady Flames will look to start conference action with a win over Detroit, Friday.

Junior defender Candice Parsons and the Lady Flames will look to start conference action with a win over Detroit, Friday.

The Liberty lacrosse team will open National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) competition on the road this weekend, with a pair of games. The Lady Flames begin in the Motor City against Detroit at 3 p.m., Friday, before closing the weekend in the Nation's Capital against Howard at 1 p.m., Sunday.

Liberty will look to rebound against its NLC foes after falling to Virginia Tech, 13-8, on Tuesday in Blacksburg. The Lady Flames have dropped their last two matches and stand at 2-7 for 2012.

Liberty posted a 2-5 mark in conference games last season, with its two victories coming against Detroit and Howard, both being contested at Liberty's Osborne Stadium. The Lady Flames will look to get the same jumpstart in conference matches this season, as they look to improve upon last year's record.

Redshirt freshman Morgan Becker is coming off strong back-to-back performances, where she combined for 10 goals and also added an assist. Becker currently ranks second on the team in scoring, finding the back of the net 24 times this season. Senior Kristin Crowley continues to lead the team's offense, scoring 27 goals.

Detroit currently owns a 1-7 record and is 0-1 in NLC action, after falling to Jacksonville in late February. The Titans' sole win came by an 18-16 margin over San Diego State.

Anna Eidem leads the team in points, posting 22 goals and five assists for UDM. The senior has posted five goals in each of the last two games. Her last score against Duquesne was the 150th of her career.  Fellow senior Emily Boissonneault leads the team in goals with 23 for 2012.

Lexie McCormick has started each of the Titans' games between the pipes. The freshman has made 67 saves on the year, and has allowed 128 goals for a goals-against average of 17.47.

Meanwhile, Howard is currently 0-5 and will host Longwood on Friday, in its own conference opener.  The Bison's losses include a 19-15 setback against Wagner, a team which claimed a 13-12 win in overtime from the Lady Flames.

Live stats will be available for the Lady Flames matchup with Detroit on Friday.