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Lady Flames Lacrosse Set for Game Against Tribe on Wednesday Night

March 27, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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After returning from the West Coast, Liberty (6-3) will face William & Mary (4-5) at home on Wednesday evening.

After returning from the West Coast, Liberty (6-3) will face William & Mary (4-5) at home on Wednesday evening.

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The Liberty women's lacrosse squad will take host the William & Mary Tribe on Wednesday evening. First draw is set for 6 p.m. at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.

The Lady Flames enter their final non-conference contest with a 6-3 record. William & Mary is currently 4-5 overall.

Liberty recently returned from the West Coast, where it played games at Arizona State and San Diego State. The Lady Flames defeated ASU, 15-5, last Tuesday and lost, 11-10, at SDSU last Friday night.

William & Mary enters Wednesday's bout coming off a 15-1 setback to the Richmond Spiders, last Saturday. The Tribe's last win was against Old Dominion, 8-5, on March 17.

Series History
Liberty is 0-2 all-time against William & Mary. The Tribe defeated the Lady Flames in both 2016 and 2017. Liberty will be looking for its first win ever against William & Mary. In 2018, the Lady Flames have already defeated five opponents for the first in program history: Mercer, East Carolina, Old Dominion, Robert Morris and Arizona State.  

How to Follow the Lady Flames
A live video stream, courtesy of the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) will be available for Wednesday evening's contest. Live statistics, courtesy of Liberty Athletics Communications, will also be available for the game. Find the links for video and stats on the Liberty women's lacrosse schedule page on

For live social media updates before, during and after the game from the Liberty Lacrosse Field, follow @libertywlax on Twitter and "libertywlax" on Instagram.

Lady Flames News and Notes

  • Liberty is No. 1 in the country in caused turnovers per game (13.56) for a second straight week. The Lady Flames caused 30 turnovers (15.00/game) in two games, last week.
  • Junior midfielder Brianna McCaffrey now stands at No. 5 nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.78). She had 10 caused turnovers, including a career-high six at SDSU, last week in two games.
  • The Lady Flames are also sixth in the nation in ground balls per game (23.22). They upped that average with 61 ground balls (30.50/game), last week on the West Coast.
  • Liberty features seven players who have accumulated 10 or more points, led by sophomore Carly White (16 g, 10 a, 26 pts). Junior Kayla Foster  (10 g, 15 a, 25 pts) and McCaffrey (17 g, 5 a, 22 pts) share second place, followed by redshirt senior Michaela Rich (13 g, 8 a, 21 pts), sophomore Jenna Joyal (15 g, 3 a, 18 pts), sophomore Hannah Quast (12 g, 3 a, 15 pts) and freshman Mia Toscano (10 g, 4, 12 pts).
  • Liberty (6-3) has already matched its win total from a year ago (6-13 in 2017). The Lady Flames (.667 winning percentage) are narrowly behind High Point (5-2, .714) and Winthrop (7-3, .700) for the best non-conference winning percentage in the Big South.
  • Liberty's goalkeepers, Aubrie Tarris and Katherine Widrick, are No. 27 in the nation in save percentage (.477). The Lady Flames are first in the Big South in that category and first in scoring defense (10.11).
  • Liberty has shown itself to be a stronger second-half team in 2018. They have outscored their foes, 57-32, after intermission while being outscored, 48-44, in opening stanzas.


Scouting William & Mary
Head coach Hillary Fratzke's squad is led on the offensive end by Alexandria Specht (10 g, 2 a, 12 pts), Maddie Torgerson (9 g, 2 a, 11 pts) and Abby Corkum (9 g, 6 a, 15 pts). Elsa Rall (2-4, 12.12 GAA, 73 SV) has done the majority of goalkeeping this season and is 49th in the nation in save percentage (.448). The Tribe are No. 39 in the country in ground balls per game (19.33).