Brought to you by Church Mutual Insurance, for this Monday, August 26, 2019, I'm Nick Pierce.
It's game week for Flames football! Liberty is preparing to host No. 22 Syracuse in the season opener on Saturday at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg. The status of head coach Hugh Freeze continues to improve. Freeze returned to practice this weekend after undergoing back surgery on August 16. Still no word on whether Freeze will coach Saturday's game from the sideline or in the booth. Freeze is scheduled to meet with the media today at 12 noon.
The countdown to kickoff is now at five days. Liberty and Syracuse will get underway Saturday night at 6 p.m.
On to women's soccer – No. 9 Virginia downed Liberty, 6-0 on Sunday in Charlottesville. The 0-2 Lady Flames will play their home opener this Thursday night against William & Mary. Game time at Osbourne Stadium is set for 6 p.m.