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Lady Flames Rout Radford in Final Road Contest

April 20, 2016  Radford, Va.  RSS
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Britton netted a game-high five goals in Wednesday's 20-4 victory over Radford in Radford, Va.

Britton netted a game-high five goals in Wednesday's 20-4 victory over Radford in Radford, Va.

The Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse squad bested Radford by the final score of 20-4 on Wednesday in Radford, Va.

With the victory, Liberty improves to 4-12 overall and 3-4 in conference action. The Highlanders fall to 1-13 and 0-7 in Big South play in their inaugural season.

Liberty controlled the first 10 minutes of competition, taking a commanding 6-0 lead over host Radford. Abby Britton netted two of the Lady Flames' first six goals, while Kayla Foster assisted on the first three Liberty tallies.

Over the final 20 minutes of the first half, Liberty outscored the Highlanders 8-2. Four of the final eight first-half Liberty goals were netted by Kallie Britton. The Kansas native notched five first-half goals to bring her career total to 99, passing Kristen Crowley for the fourth most goals in program history.

Callie Francis and Abby Britton both notched a hat trick during the contest for the Lady Flames. Britton's hat trick marked the second of her career, while Francis' hat trick marked her third of the season and second in a row.

The Lady Flames kept applying the pressure on the Radford defense, outscoring the home team by a total of 6-2 in the second half to solidify the decision at 20-4 in favor of Liberty. Foster notched two of the final six Liberty goals. Alyssa Kidder and Eden Bayuk each collected one second-half goal for the Lady Flames.

Aubrie Tarris competed in goal for the Lady Flames, yielding four goals and earning five saves. Tarris' efforts improved her record to 2-5 on the campaign.

The Liberty offense was led by Kallie Britton and Foster. Britton netted a game-high five goals to bring her season total to 29. Foster tallied six assists, ranking second in program history for a single contest. Foster also chipped in two goals for a game-high eight points, ranking second in program history for points in a single game.

Liberty picked up 13 assists in the contest, ranking third in program history for a single game. The Lady Flames also broke the program's single-game ground ball record of 36 set in 2011. Liberty corralled a grand total of 47 ground balls, shattering the five-year old mark.

Liberty outshot the Highlanders, 40-10, and also won both of the battles for ground balls (47-30) and draw controls (15-9).

The Lady Flames will conclude their regular season on Saturday when Liberty hosts Presbyterian at 1 p.m. The contest will serve as Senior Day for nine Liberty Lady Flames.