As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2014, the Liberty Flames Sports Network is looking back at the moments that made this athletics year special for Flames Nation.
The series continues today by looking at Moment No. 3, Caroline Douglas' kill to finish off Liberty's thrilling five-set victory over Virginia in the Vines Center.
Down two sets to one, Liberty won the fourth set 25-22 to force a fifth and decisive set against the Cavaliers on Sept. 23.
The Lady Flames fell behind early in the set, trailing 10-8 after an attack error by Liberty's Sierna Vorster. Liberty rallied and won four of the next six points, forcing a 12-12 tie after an attack error by Virginia's Jasmine Burton.
After another tie at 13-13, Liberty scored the final two points of the match, including Douglas' game-high 27th kill to finish off the five-set thriller. The All-Big South performer finished the match with 27 kills, 13 digs and a .295 attack percentage.
The five-set victory snapped a 30-match losing streak to Virginia. Prior to the 3-2 win (25-23, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-13) win in the Vines Center, the last time the Lady Flames had defeated Virginia was on Nov. 1, 1979.
The Liberty Flames Sports Network will continue to count down the Top 10 moments of 2014 when LibertyFlames.com reveals moment No. 2 on Tuesday.
Top 10 Moments of 2014: No. 10 – Liberty claiming the title at the 2014 Big South Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships No. 9 – Jacob Hagen's interception to seal football's FBS victory over Appalachian State No. 8 – Chase Marinell's birdie putt at No. 17 to capture the 2014 Big South Men's Golf Championship No. 7 – Swimming & Diving wins its first-ever Coastal Collegiate Swimming Championship title No. 6 – Andrew Smith's pair of dunks that were featured on SportsCenter's Top Plays No. 5 – Mallory Cuccio's save off a penalty stroke to secure Liberty's win over No. 11 Louisville No. 4 – Kenny Scott's pass breakup to secure Liberty's NCAA FCS Playoffs win over James Madison No. 3 – Caroline Douglas' kill to finish off volleyball's five-set victory over Virginia No. 2 – Revealed on Dec. 30 No. 1 – Revealed on Dec. 31
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