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Women's Soccer Falls to George Washington in OT

August 19, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Women's Soccer Falls to George Washington in OT

For the second straight game to start the season, Liberty women's soccer found itself in an overtime match at Osborne Stadium. As the Lady Flames came back in the second half to tie George Washington at 1-1 forcing overtime, the Colonials would pull out the 2-1 victory to improve to 2-0 on the season. Liberty drops to 0-2 on the season.

Scoring Summary

23' – GEORGE WASHINGTON – Alexis Williams (Assist by Megan McCormick)

66' – LIBERTY – Abigail Persson (Assist by Kelsey Adams)

94' – GEORGE WASHINGTON – Sofia Pavon (Assist by Alexis Williams)

Turning Point

Midway through the first half George Washington was able to dictate the pace of play, limiting Liberty to just one shot in the last 32 minutes of the first half while taking the lead. George Washington's Alexis Williams was able to control the game at the forward position and delivered the game-winning assist in overtime for her third point in the game (1 goal, 1 assist).

Key Stats & Notes

  • Molly Andres earned her first playing time in her career playing the entire 2nd half and overtime in goal.

  • Madison Ellis is the first freshman this year to earn a start for the Lady Flames.

  • Liberty freshman, Kelsey Adams, recorded her first career assist.

  • Five freshmen played for Liberty on Sunday combining for 189 minutes led by Ellis playing all 94 minutes.  

  • Abigail Persson scored her fourth career goal.

Thoughts from Coach Wedemeyer

"I thought we made some positive steps forward from Thursday night (vs. Elon) especially in our defensive organization but our players have trouble maintaining focus the entire game including overtime. This is a hard experience but hopefully it gives us a good lesson moving forward."

On Liberty's Freshmen: "I think Maddie (Ellis) has done a great job for us and even though she is a freshman she is proving it every week and every game. Kelsey Adams was a spark for us today and helped us create that goal, which helped us get back into the game."

Up Next

Liberty will close out its first homestand of the season on Thursday, Aug. 19 against LSU. The Lady Tigers were picked to finish 11th in the SEC Preseason Coaches Poll.