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Lady Flames Conclude Regular Season, Tuesday

October 27, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Lady Flames Conclude Regular Season, Tuesday

The Liberty Lady Flames field hockey team will host Georgetown tomorrow at 4 p.m. for the final regular season contest of the 2014 campaign. Having clinched their third consecutive NorPac East Division title, the Lady Flames look to continue their momentum in tomorrow's contest at Liberty Field Hockey Field, as they prepare for next week's NorPac tournament.

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A Glance at Liberty
Liberty enters its final contest with a 10-7 record and a perfect 4-0 conference record, following its 5-1 victory, last Thursday over Pacific. Following Thursday's win, the Lady Flames have now won 18 consecutive regular season NorPac East contests.

Helen Doolittle paved the way for the Liberty offense last Thursday, netting two of the team's five goals against the visiting Tigers. Doolittle's two goals marks her second multi-goal game of her career and gives her five goals on the season.

Sarah Gipe netted her 14th goal of the season in the 5-1 victory over Pacific. Gipe's 14th goal surpassed her personal single-season record of 13 goals, set back in 2012. Gipe leads the team in goals and points with 33.

Junior goalie Mallory Cuccio notched her 10th win of the season. With a win tomorrow, Cuccio will surpass her personal single-season record of 10 wins set back in 2012.

A Glance at the Hoyas
Georgetown enters the contest with a 5-10 record (0-4 Big East). The Hoyas come to Lynchburg having won one game in their last seven contests. In its most recent match, Georgetown fell at home to then No. 18 Temple by a score of 4-0. Aliyah Graves-Brown leads the Hoyas in both goals (5) and assists (3). Opponents are outscoring Georgetown 49-22 on the season, while the Lady Flames are outscoring opponents 59-32.

Liberty holds a 2-0 series advantage over Georgetown, securing a 7-0 victory in the last meeting between these two teams on Oct. 20, 2013 in College Park, Md. The Lady Flames have outscored the Hoyas, 11-1, in the first two matchups.

A Look Ahead
Following the conclusion of tomorrow's contest, Liberty will start preparing for its trip to Stockton, Calif. to defend its NorPac title. The Lady Flames are the reigning NorPac champions after defeating Stanford 2-1 on Nov. 9, 2013 at Liberty Field Hockey Field. The NorPac Tournament begins with the quarterfinals on Nov. 6 and will conclude with the finals on Nov. 8.