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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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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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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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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Streak over

The Lady Flames women’s soccer team (4-4) snapped a four-game win streak in their 1-0 loss to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (4-4) at Osborne Stadium Sept. 16. “Their overall pressure just put us under pressure and made us uncomfortable,” Liberty Head Coach Nate Norman said. The Eagles applied great defensive pressure, not allowing the Lady Flames to get into […]

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Stalemate

Flames play to 1-1 draw at Osborne The Liberty University men’s soccer team (3-2-1) went head-to-head with American University (3-1-3) Friday, Sept. 16 at Osborne Stadium, which resulted in Liberty’s first draw of the season with a score of 1-1. Sophomore forward Tresor Mbuyu gave Liberty fans hope for a victory when he scored 30 minutes into the match. Being […]

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Shalom

Men’s soccer freshman defender shares his story Shalom Dutey is a freshman defender for the men’s soccer team whose first career shot was a game-winning goal scored against the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans in the 67th minute. Dutey is one of the six All-Americans added to the team this year that have helped the Flames get off to a […]

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Flames outlast Dukes

Liberty scores late goal against JMU to win its second game in a row The Lady Flames soccer team grabbed its first win in program history against James Madison University with their 1-0 victory Sept. 4 at Osborne Stadium. “Clearly they’re a fantastic team, and that’s what makes it a very, very good win for us,” Liberty Women’s Soccer Head […]

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Flames take two

Volleyball hosts three teams for Liberty Invitational Game 1: The Liberty Flames won their first game of the 2016 Liberty Invitational against the University of South Carolina Upstate Sept. 2 at the Vines Center (25-17, 25-19, 25-16). “We want to stay low error this weekend and make good decisions. We want to be great on the service line (and) keep […]

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Comeback

Hokies score eight in the eighth to win The Liberty baseball team (22-22, 7-8 BSC) allowed the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies (15-29, 5-18 ACC) to rally from a 10-2 deficit with an eight-run eighth inning, dropping an 11-10 decision Tuesday, April 26 at home at Liberty Baseball Stadium. Junior right-hander Eric Grabowski made his first start of the season for […]

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The boys of spring

Offense beats defense in football team’s annual spring game Spring has finally arrived in Lynchburg, bringing with it warm air, allergies and … football? Yes, football. The Liberty Flames football team held its annual spring game April 16 at Williams Stadium in which the offensive unit defeated the defensive squad, 57-46. The offense scored on the final drive of the […]

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Flames fall in semifinals

The men’s tennis team loses close match during Big South tournament The No. 5 seed Liberty Flames men’s tennis team nearly overcame a 3-0 deficit, but came up short losing 4-3 in the semifinal match against top-seeded Coastal Carolina in the Conference Championship tournament April 16 at the Cook Tennis Center. The victory for Coastal Carolina punched its ticket to […]

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An unexpected turn

Track was never part of Riley Brandon’s plan, until a prayer changed everything The Tolsma Indoor Track is a sight to see here at Liberty University. On any given day, one might watch distance runners loop around the track seemingly on repeat, while pole vaulters clear new heights and jumpers work on their form. But upon looking closer there are […]

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