Keebler (right) scored a career-best five goals in Liberty's 18-6 win over ECU on Wednesday in Lynchburg.
Host Liberty scored the game's first 10 goals on Wednesday afternoon, leading to an 18-6 victory over the visiting East Carolina Pirates at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.
The Lady Flames improve to 5-2 on the season with their third win in the last four games. Meanwhile, ECU falls to 5-2 overall on the year and sees its three-game winning streak snapped.
Liberty had its highest offensive output (18 goals) of 2019, led by sophomore Anna Keebler. The attacker notched career-high in goals (5), assists (2) and points (7) in the contest.
Six different Lady Flames scored two or more goals in the contest, as Liberty outshot ECU 33-13 in the game and held advantages in ground balls (16-10) and clear percentage (81.3 percent to 55.5 percent).
Liberty, which entered the game second in the country in caused turnovers per game (16.00), had 15 more caused turnovers on the day. Junior defender Sarah Steenson led the way, matching a career high with four caused turnovers. Senior goalkeeper Katherine Widrick picked up her fifth win of 2019, making six stops in the match.
Scoring Summary Liberty Goals: Anna Keebler 5, Carly White 3, Mia Toscano 2, Hannah Quast 2, Brianna McCaffrey 2, Emily Browne 2, Kayla Foster 1, Andrea Colavito 1 Liberty Assists: Anna Keebler 2, Mia Toscano 2, Mackenzie Poist 1, Hannah Quast 1, Carly White 1 East Carolina Goals: Ally Stanton 1, Brittany Borchers 1, Megan Tryniski 1, Megan Pallozzi 1, Nicole Legar 1, Emma Bowman 1 East Carolina Assists: Hannah Rzempoluch 2, Brittany Borchers 1, Ally Stanton 1, Megan Tryniski 1
Goalkeepers W: Katherine Widrick 5-2, 6 saves L: Christina White 5-2, 3 saves
Thoughts From Head Coach Kelly Nangle "I'm proud of our girls. This was a great team win where everyone contributed. We've been focusing on finishing our shots these last few weeks and taking advantage of offensive opportunities, and I think we did a great job of doing that today. I'm excited to build off some of those things we executed today and carry them into Saturday!"
Turning Point Liberty opened the game on a 10-0 run over the first 15:01. During that stretch, Keebler scored three times, and captains Carly White and Brianna McCaffrey both scored twice, as well. Sophomore midfielder Emily Browne notched back-to-back goals during the spurt, with her second one on a free-position attempt, making it 9-0 Lady Flames with 15:30 to go in the half.
Sophomore Mia Toscano scored 31 seconds later to put Liberty ahead of ECU 10-0. The Pirates never got closer than nine goals the rest of the way.
First Half Summary
Second Half Summary
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