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