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Women's Soccer Four-Game Roadtrip Begins at George Washington

August 22, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Women's Soccer Four-Game Roadtrip Begins at George Washington

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Liberty heads back on the road for two matches this week away from Osborne Stadium. The Lady Flames will begin the week at George Washington on Thursday in search of their first win of the season. After a matchup with the Colonials, the Lady Flames will close out the weekend in Charlottesville against No. 10 in the country, Virginia.

The Flames are coming off the first weekend of the season where they went 0-1-1. The Lady Flames are facing a team in the Colonials that was picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches' Poll. Liberty will face UVA after the Cavaliers face the No. 1 team in the country, West Virginia.

Despite having not won a game, the Lady Flames have done an exceptional job of creating scoring opportunities with 27 shot attempts in 183 minutes of play. Liberty has had quality looks as well with 59.3 percent (16-27) of its shots having been on goal. Twelve different players have attempted a shot this season led by Gabrielle Farrell, Isabella Habuda and Sierra Lam with four shots each. Liberty is averaging 13.5 shots per game, which ranks third in the Big South. 

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty looks for its third straight Big South title, which would be a first in Big South history.
  • Liberty was picked first in the Big South Preseason Poll.
  • Jennifer Knoebel was named the Big South Preseason Attacking Player of the Year.
  • Jennifer Knoebel ranks No. 3 in Liberty history with 55 career points.
  • Jennifer Knoebel ranked No. 94 in Top Drawer Soccer's Top 100 list.
  • Liberty returns four players that scored seven goals or more from last season.
  • Lang Wedemeyer enters his first season at Liberty after 17 seasons at South Dakota State.
  • For the third straight season, Liberty has a new head coach.
  • Liberty led the Big South with 14 wins in 2016.
  • Liberty returns nine starters from 2016.
  • Isabella Habuda returns as the Big South leader with 25 points (10 goals, 5 assists) in 2016.