From across the pond

Freshman forward from Poland making an early impact Poland native Ola Makurat has played basketball all her life. Now she has the opportunity to play NCAA women’s basketball as the freshman guard and joins Head Coach Carey Green and the Lady Flames squad this season. “Since I can remember, a basketball was always within my sisters and (my) reach,” Makurat […]

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Keep on kicking

Women win Big South, men finish in fourth Despite slow starts to the season from both squads, Liberty’s mens and womens soccer teams both rallied to finish at or above their Big South preseason poll projections for the 2016 season. The No. 2 seeded Lady Flames finished first in the Big South conference after a dramatic 2-1 overtime win against […]

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Bucs raid the Flames

Flames loss puts playoff hopes on hold for a week The Charleston Southern Buccaneers rolled over the Liberty Flames football team 48-26 Saturday, Nov. 12 at Williams Stadium in front of a senior day crowd of 21,712 fans, virtually putting to rest the Flames hopes of postseason play. Behind 235 total yards and four touchdowns from the Bucs redshirt freshman […]

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New and improved

Liberty tennis facility receives addional courts Liberty University added six new tennis courts to the Hershey-Esbenshade Tennis Complex this summer in order to further the growth of the NCAA Division I tennis program. Jeff Maren, head coach of the women’s tennis team for the past five seasons, said these new courts will add more space and greater opportunities for the […]

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Flames back on track

Volleyball sweeps UNC Asheville The Liberty Flames volleyball team (14-10, 9-3) dominated visiting Big South conference foe UNC Asheville (11-13, 5-8) on its way to a 3-0 sweep Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Vines Center. The Flames returned to their winning ways after their loss Oct. 25 at home against Radford, a match that ended a season-best eight-game win streak […]

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Bobcats chew up Flames

Ohio ends Liberty’s five-game win streak with dominant weekend sweep The Liberty University men’s DI hockey team (8-3) battled the Ohio University Bobcats (10-1-1) Saturday, Oct. 29 for the second straight night at the LaHaye Ice Center, this time losing 6-1. Within the first minute of the game, Bobcats forward Matt Rudin scored from the right face-off circle, giving Ohio […]

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Bulldogs blocked

Liberty beats Gardner-Webb in overtime nail-biter Dexter Robbins had always heard that the biggest plays happen when you least expect them. That was exactly the case as he ran off the edge and blocked Paul Schumacher’s potential game-tying kick to clinch Liberty Football’s (5-3, 3-0) 23-20 win over Gardner-Webb (3-6, 1-2) in overtime. The rest of the team stormed the […]

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Well, well, Wells

Defensive lineman chasing records Juwan Wells has raised his game to another level in his first two seasons on the Liberty Flames defensive line. Wells, a sophomore, was named Big South Defensive player of the week after recording 12 tackles in the Flames’ 41-7 victory over Robert Morris Saturday, Oct. 1. The Colonials were held to a season low 204 […]

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Tough break

Flames fall in final seconds against Bulldogs The Liberty Flames men’s soccer team (4-5-1) lost its first conference game of the year Saturday afternoon at Osborne Stadium 4-3 against the Bulldogs of UNC Asheville (3-8). The Flames tied the game at 3-3 with a goal by freshman Rigoberto Rojas in the 87th minute. The Bulldogs responded with the game-winning goal […]

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41-point buck

Buckshot leads the Flames to 41-7 victory over RMU Just a week prior, a dejected Liberty Flames football team left the field after suffering a blowout loss verses the No. 3 FCS team in the nation, Jacksonville State (JSU). Heads hung low as the Flames were statistically outclassed and ultimately outscored by redshirt senior quarterback Eli Jenkins’ Gamecocks. With a […]

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Then there were two

Barr sisters look to finish what Natalie started four years ago on the field Graduate Assistant Coach Natalie Barr, senior defender Serena Barr and senior midfielder Bethany Barr began playing field hockey together long before they were on the Liberty University roster. The three sisters began their training in the front yard of their home in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. “We […]

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No trouble with the hose

Lady Flames crush the Blue Hose 7-1 to get back to .500 on the season The Liberty University women’s soccer team (6-6) defeated Presbyterian College (2-9) 7-1 at Osborne Stadium Oct. 1. The Presbyterian defense could not stop the Lady Flames from scoring. The first half ended with the Flames leading 4-0. Liberty attempted 20 shots in the game — […]

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New beast in the east

Liberty defeats Quinnipiac in the Flames first Big East game in Lynchburg The Liberty Flames (2-5, 2-0 Big East) and the Quinnipiac Bobcats (1-8, 1-1 Big East) faced off in Liberty’s Big East home opener Sept. 23. Liberty took the lead in the first half and maintained control to finish witha 6-1 victory. “We came out this game having the […]

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Growing pains

Flames suffer worst home loss of Turner Gill’s career Underperformance was the name of the game Saturday, Sept. 25 as the No. 3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-1) traveled to Williams Stadium and defeated the Liberty Flames (1-3) by a score of 48-19. Missed tackles and ineffective offense plagued the Flames as the Gamecocks rushed for a total of 339 yards, […]

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Bump, set, spike

Casey Goodwin wins weekly award Liberty University freshman Casey Goodwin recalls being surprised by the call from head volleyball coach Shane Pinder offering her a spot on Liberty’s roster during her recruitment. Goodwin said she was both shocked and overjoyed. Things seemed to have worked out as Goodwin was named Big South volleyball freshman of the week after her performance […]

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