Liberty women's soccer reported to campus this week to begin preparing for its 2018 season.
"The girls are working hard. We have worked on our culture and for the new players coming in there is a learning curve, but we feel that the culture of our program is really going to another level," head coach Lang Wedemeyer said. "We have ten 10 new freshmen who are adding a lot not only on the field but our team dynamics overall."
Players arrived on Monday for a team meeting and dinner and have been back to work since going through two-a-days training. The Lady Flames are prepping for their 17-game schedule that begins in 13 days against Elon (Aug. 13) at Osborne Stadium.
Liberty will get a chance to showcase its talent in front of fans early this season as its first three games of the season will be at Osborne Stadium. Highlighting Liberty's first homestand of the season is LSU as it will be just the second time in school history Liberty has hosted an SEC opponent and first since 2015 when Liberty played Tennessee.
"Right now, we are in an education phase," Wedemeyer added. "We are bombarding them with style of play, how we want to defend, how we want to attack and from there we will figure out who is best in certain places and who plays well together."
After Liberty's three-game homestand to begin the season, the Lady Flames will hit the road for seven straight games away from Osborne Stadium. Starting in North Carolina, the Flames will face a familiar foe in Campbell (Aug. 26). The Flames will conclude their North Carolina trip as they face Charlotte (Aug. 30).
Before the season opener against Elon, the Lady Flames' first test will take place in seven days against in-state opponent Virginia Tech. Liberty will host the Hokies on Friday, Aug. 10, at Osborne Stadium for its only exhibition match of the season.
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