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Women's Soccer Hangs Tough in 1-0 Loss to LSU

August 23, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty women's soccer played its most complete game of the season Thursday night as they found themselves in a battle with SEC foe, LSU. The Lady Flames hung tough with LSU all night but a goal off a rebound inside the box sent the Tigers home with the 1-0 win. LSU improves to 1-1 on the season while Liberty drops to 0-3. 

Scoring Summary

61' – LSU – Abbey Newton (Assist by Adrienne Richardson)

Turning Point

After attempting just five shots in the first half, which was a season low, LSU jumped on the scoreboard within the first 11 minutes of the second half, which proved to be the game-winner. The Tigers picked up its offense as the game progressed, finishing with 14 shots, while holding Liberty to just four shots. Liberty's best opportunity came a minute after LSU's goal when Kasey Jamieson had a shot from eight-yards out but LSU's Caroline Brockmeier made a foot-diving save.

Key Stats & Notes

  • Liberty limited LSU to a season-low five first half shots.

  • Sophomore Melody Jayroe and junior Molly Andres split time in goal for Liberty as Jayroe played the first half and Andres played the second half­.

  • Kayleigh Kardos led Liberty with two shots.

  • Mickayla Green earned her first start of the season.

  • Liberty has yet to lead in a game this season. 

Thoughts from Coach Wedemeyer

"I thought we played our best game of the season. LSU is a very talented team. We could have tied it up there with Kasey Jamieson but the keeper made a great save. We just lost a little of our composure in key moments in a stretch that could have allowed us to create a little more dangerous opportunities."

Up Next

Liberty will begin its seven-game road trip starting on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Campbell. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Buies Creek.