McCaffrey leads Liberty lacrosse with 23 goals, this season.
Coming off a pair of Big South victories, the Liberty lacrosse team will take on conference opponent Campbell on Saturday at noon at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.
Saturday's matchup will feature two teams tied atop the Big South Conference standings in the early part of the conference slate. Liberty (3-9, 2-0 Big South) is coming off an 18-8 triumph at Presbyterian to open Big South play, this past Saturday. Campbell (5-6, 2-0 Big South) defeated Presbyterian, 17-3, at home on Wednesday to also move to 2-0 in league play.
Series History Liberty and Campbell have split four all-time meetings. In their most recent meeting (April 9, 2016), the Camels edged the Lady Flames, 11-10.
How to Follow the Lady Flames The Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) will be providing a live broadcast of Saturday's game on the Big South network. Find the link for the broadcast on the lacrosse schedule/result panel on LibertyFlames.com
Live stats for the contest will also be available on the lacrosse schedule/results panel. Also, be sure to follow @LUGameday on Twitter for live in-game updates from the Liberty Lacrosse Field.
2017 Big South Update Liberty was selected to finish fourth in the Big South Conference women's lacrosse preseason poll, while Saturday's opponent, Campbell, was slotted one position ahead of Liberty at third.
Campbell, High Point and Liberty each hold 2-0 records in the early portion of Big South competition. Here's a look at the conference standings to date:
Widrick Garners Big South Defensive Player of the Week Selection Liberty sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Widrick was named the Big South Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week by the league office, Tuesday afternoon.
Widrick made 11 saves while surrendering eight goals in an 18-8 win at Presbyterian, Saturday. The victory was Widrick's first of 2017 and second time she has reached double digits in saves this season. The Camillus, N.Y., native also scooped up a career-best nine ground balls at PC.
The sophomore is off to another strong start, this week. She made eight saves while yielding eight goals in an 18-8 victory at Longwood, Wednesday. Widrick is currently second in the Big South in goals-against average (12.24) and third in save percentage (.407).
Britton Breaks Through for Six Goals Liberty's Paige Britton had a career day at Longwood on Wednesday. The redshirt sophomore tallied a career-high and game-high six goals in an 18-8 victory. Britton's six markers tied for the second most in a game in program history.
Britton entered Wednesday's contest with six goals and doubled her season total with the six-goal effort. She also added an assist.
Lady Flames News and Notes
Scouting Campbell The Camels are strong on the draw and in limiting turnovers. Campbell is averaging 13.91 draw controls per game, which is 28th in NCAA DI. The Camels only commit 15.55 turnovers per game, best in the Big South and No. 16 in the country.
On offense, the Camels are paced by junior attacker Kayla Reilly (20 g, 22 a, 42 pts) and sophomore midfielder Melissa Placek (26 g, 10 a, 36 pts). Reilly, this week's Big South Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, is 26th in the nation and second in the Big South in assists per game (2.00). Placek is No. 23 in NCAA DI in draw controls per game (5.09).
Senior goalkeeper Merredith Bechler (4-4, 12.59 GAA, 72 SV) will likely be between the pipes for Camels third-year head coach Dawn Easley.
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