McCaffrey scored a game-high four goals, Saturday against Elon.
The Liberty women's lacrosse squad scored seven unanswered goals in the second half on the way to a come-from-behind 10-6 win over the visiting Elon Phoenix, Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.
Liberty is now 3-1 on the season following its first home victory of 2019. Elon drops to 2-2.
The Phoenix held a 5-1 lead at intermission despite being outshot (14-9) in the opening half. The Lady Flames outscored Elon 9-1 over the final 30 minutes, including a 7-0 run over the course of the final 22:16.
Scoring Summary Liberty Goals: Brianna McCaffrey 4, Kayla Foster 2, Anna Keebler 1, Jenna Joyal 1, Mia Toscano 1, Hannah Quast 1 Liberty Assists: Kayla Foster 1, Carly White 1 Elon Goals: Cami Lynch 2, Quinn Daly 2, Melissa Birdsell 1, Mae Mcglynn 1 Elon Assists: Gillian Curran 1, Grace Simpson 1, Kailey Thompson 1
Goalkeepers W: Katherine Widrick 3-1, 5 saves L: Paulina Difatta 2-2, 14 saves
Thoughts From Head Coach Kelly Nangle "Today was one of my favorite games to be a part of as a coach. Our girls were resilient and never gave up. They grinded out a great win. I'm proud of how our girls responded and made the appropriate adjustments at halftime. We worked through a lot of stuff that wasn't going our way in the first half, they didn't get down and we finished strong. I couldn't be prouder to lead this group. We are eager to get back to work and prepare for two more very good teams this week!"
Turning Point During the Lady Flames' aforementioned 7-0 run to end the game, senior captains Brianna McCaffrey and Kayla Foster scored five times, with McCaffrey scoring the go-ahead goal (the eventual game winner) with 15:56 left.
McCaffrey, this week's ASUN Defensive Player of the Week, had four goals on the day and scored timely goals which put Liberty ahead 7-6, 8-6 and 9-6. Her final goal with 5:55 remaining, making it 9-6, was the 100th of her career. She is one of six Lady Flames in program history with 100 or more career goals.
Liberty's defense puts the clamps on the Phoenix throughout the day, as the Lady Flames generated a season-high 22 caused turnovers and only surrendered one goal in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Katherine Widrick made four of her five saves in the final stanza.
First Half Summary
Second Half Summary
Key Stats & Notes
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