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2016 Field Hockey Season Recap

December 2, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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With the 2016 Liberty field hockey season wrapped up, LFSN's Nick Pierce caught up with Liberty Head Coach Jodi Murphy to take a look back at the year.

The Lady Flames finished the season 8-10 overall and finished 5-2 in BIG EAST Conference play to earn the No. 2 seed in the 2016 BIG EAST Championship. Liberty advanced to the title game in the BIG EAST Championship in its first year in the league, before seeing its season end with a 3-2 loss to UConn.

2016 Season Highlights

  • The Lady Flames were well-represented with five players on the All-BIG EAST team in their first year in the league: senior defender Serena Barr (first team and BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year), senior midfielder Bethany Barr (first team), freshman midfielder Agueda Moroni (first team), freshman goalkeeper Allison Schaefer (second team and BIG EAST Freshman of the Year) and sophomore midfielder Abby Julius (second team).
  • Bethany Barr and Serena Barr garnered NFHCA All-South Region first team distinctions, while Moroni earned a spot on the All-South Region second team.
  • Schaefer set the Liberty field hockey program record for most saves in a single season with 124. She finished the season No. 13 in the nation in save percentage (.747).
  • Liberty's top point scorers were Serena Barr (27), Bethany Barr (24) and Agueda Moroni (23). Bethany Barr led the team in assists with 12 and was No. 9 in the country in assists per contest (0.67), while Moroni led the team in goals with 10.
  • Four different Lady Flames netted game-winning goals in 2016: Moroni (3), Bethany Barr (2), freshman forward Kendra Jones (2) and freshman forward/midfielder Summer Parker (1). One of Jones' game-winning goals came in a 2-1 win at No. 20 American on Oct. 6, while Barr delivered the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Providence in the BIG EAST Championship semifinals.
  • Moroni became the fastest player in program history to record a hat trick, as she scored three goals in the first 16:17 in a 7-0 win over BIG EAST opponent Temple on Oct. 28 in Lynchburg.
  • Liberty outscored its opponents, 31-12, in seven 2016 BIG EAST regular season matches.
  • The Lady Flames outscored their opponents, 49-42, this season and dominated in penalty corners drawn, 125-75.
  • Senior Carrie Logie scored her first career goal on Sept. 25 in a 3-2 win at William & Mary.
  • Seniors Bethany Barr, Serena Barr and Carrie Logie played their final seasons in a Liberty uniform. Combined, the three seniors made 189 appearances in Liberty jerseys, with 153 starts. In four years, they scored 55 goals and recorded 73 assists, totaling 183 points. The seniors claimed a career record of 51 wins and 29 losses and have achieved a cumulative 3.76 GPA to this point in their time at Liberty.