Field Hockey notches eighth win

The Liberty Lady Flames field hockey team added to a four-game winning streak with a 2-1 triumph over Villanova University this past Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. This is the eighth win for the 2012 season, and with a five-game winning streak, it has made it the best start in Liberty program history. The game was a great success for the team and a great addition to Liberty’s Homecoming Weekend.

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Editorial: Flames show second half fight

Drenched with Gatorade by his players, Head Coach Tuner Gill walked from the sidelines with a smile on his face, shook the hand of Gardner-Webb Head Coach Ron Dickerson Jr. and joined in the celebration as the Liberty Flames defeated the Bulldogs 42-35. For the Flames, it was their first victory this season, and for Gill, it was his first […]

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Triathletes have strong showing

Each member of the Liberty triathlon team traveled a greater distance under their own power Sunday, Oct. 7 than most other students will in a given semester. The Olympic-distance triathlon features a grueling course consisting of a .9-mile swim, a 32-mile bicycle ride and a 6.5-mile run. Thirteen athletes represented Liberty at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Triathlon Conference (MACTC) meet in […]

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A game of redemption

Gardner-Webb quarterback Lucas Beatty came into Saturday’s contest having completed 62 percent of his throws for 761 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Playing against an injury-depleted secondary in Lynchburg, he seemed nearly incapable of throwing an incompletion, connecting on […]

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Liberty pays homage to former Flames

The fourth class of athletes was inducted into the Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame in a private ceremony Friday, Sept. 21. A nine-person committee chaired by Director of Athletics Marketing Kevin Keys was tasked with selecting each new class of hall of famers. The 2012 class of athletes includes Jesse Castro, Mark Chafin, John Sanders, Sharon (Snodgrass) May and Ryan […]

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Hockey remains perfect

Liberty University’s D1 hockey team continued a seventh-game homestand with a triumphant win of 12-1 against Robert Morris University this past Friday, Sept. 28. “Overall, we are very happy with the way our team played,” Head Coach Kirk Handy said. “Our goal since day one has been to […]

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Flames drop third straight match

Two inches made the difference in the men’s soccer game Saturday, Sept. 29 when Liberty University played Wofford College. Wofford player Connor Davis, who is 6’1”, scored two goals just over the heads of Liberty defenders Greg White and Tim Harbison, who are both 5’11”, to give his team an edge over Flames, winning 3-0. “They were opportunistic today. They […]

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Lady Flames visit VT for Hokie Fall Invite

The Lady Flames tennis team traveled to Blacksburg this past weekend to take part in the Hokie Fall Invite at Virginia Tech’s Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. The tournament featured 11 teams in total and three days of competition. The other schools in attendance were William & Mary, UNC Wilmington, Armstrong Atlantic State, Wofford, Radford, East Tennessee State, UMBC, Winthrop and Middle […]

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Natalie Barr: Olympic torchbearer

LU field hockey player and member of Irish national team serves on Ugandan missions Of all the athletes qualified to carry the Olympic torch, the physical symbol of the competitive spirit and sportsmanship of the Olympic games, Liberty field hockey player Natalie Barr was selected as one of the torchbearers on June 3 in Ballygally, Ireland as it made its […]

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Liberty looks for first win vs. Lehigh

Looking for revenge and their first win of the 2012 season, the Liberty Flames football team returns home to face the Lehigh Mountain Hawks under the lights of Williams Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. The Flames will be itching for their first win under head coach Turner Gill. Last year, Liberty watched their game against Lehigh fly away. […]

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Coming soon: LU vs. LU

An LU made a big splash in NCAA athletics this week. No, it was not the Liberty Flames. The Longwood University Lancers of Farmville, Va., have been inducted into the Big South Conference in 13 sports. Longwood has competed as a full member in NCAA Division I athletics as an independent for the last five years. All sports combined, the […]

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