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Lady Flames Win Big on Senior Day, Sunday

October 5, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Bethany Barr tallied her first career hat trick in Sunday's 10-0 victory.

Bethany Barr tallied her first career hat trick in Sunday's 10-0 victory.

The Liberty Lady Flames continued their offensive explosion Sunday, recording 10 goals en route to a 10-0 victory over NorPac Conference foe Appalachian State at Liberty Field Hockey Field. Liberty tied two program single-game records in both goals and scoring margin. The Lady Flames previously set those marks during a 10-0 victory over Saint Louis on Sept. 27, 2013 at Liberty Field Hockey Field.

With their seventh straight victory, the Lady Flames extend their record to 8-4, 2-0 NorPac while the Mountaineers fall to 2-10, 0-2 NorPac.

Liberty sophomore midfielder Bethany Barr provided a spark off the bench in Sunday's contest, recording her first career hat trick. Sophomore Serena Barr and junior Hannah Goldsborough added two goals apiece for the Lady Flames.

The Lady Flames jumped on board first in the 10th minute when Serena Barr capitalized on the second Liberty penalty corner of the contest. Senior Helen Doolittle passed the ball to the left side, were Barr ripped a shot on goal, beating Appalachian State goalie Cristina Ceppi on the left side.

Liberty tallied three more goals between the 18th and 25th minute to extend the lead to 4-0 at the half. Goldsborough notched her third goal of the season in the 18th minute, followed by Sarah Gipe's eighth goal of the season in the 20th minute. Junior forward, Natalie Barr tallied the final goal in the half at the 25 minute mark for her second goal of the season.

Goldsborough recorded an early second half goal in the 39th minute for her second goal of the game and fourth of the season, ripping a shot into the left side of the net.

Bethany Barr tallied her first and second goals of the contest just 23 seconds apart in the 40th minute. Barr's first goal came off the pass from Erin Dombach, ripping the ball from the middle of the circle in between Jordan Yaukey's legs for Barr's third goal of the season. Barr's second goal came off an identical play but this time from the right side. Dombach passed the ball off to the right side for Barr, who shot the ball from the right side into the bottom right corner for her fourth goal of the season and extending the Liberty lead to 7-0.

Liberty tallied two more goals over the next 16 minutes, including freshman Summer Parker recording her first goal of the season in the 56th minute to extend the lead to nine.

Bethany Barr netted her third and final goal in the 67th minute, completing her first career hat trick. Barr corralled the ball, taking the ball the length of the field for her fifth goal of the season. Barr weaved through defenders before ripping the ball into the bottom right corner of the net for the hat trick.

Liberty outshot the Mountaineers 19-2, including a 14-2 advantage in shots on goal.

Junior goalie Mallory Cuccio recorded two more saves in Sunday's contest, bringing her season total to 52.

Liberty returns to action Friday, playing its second straight contest against NorPac Conference foe Appalachain State in Boone, N.C., at 3 p.m. The Lady Flames will then travel to Durham, N.C. to take on No. 4 Duke at 1 p.m. Sunday's contest will be the third of five ranked ACC opponents the Lady Flames will face this season.