In their first-ever ASUN Conference home match, the Liberty Flames saw the North Florida Ospreys rally for a 3-2 victory at Osborne Stadium, Saturday.
The Flames carried a 2-0 lead through the first 39 minutes of play, only to see the Ospreys net the last three goals of the contest, including two in the second half, for the victory.
The match was the first ASUN league match ever at Osborne Stadium. Liberty drops to 3-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in conference. North Florida, playing its first ASUN match of the year, moves to 2-7 overall and 1-0 in conference.
Scoring Summary 1' - LIBERTY - Kevin Mendoza (unassisted) 38' - LIBERTY - Kevin Mendoza (penalty kick) 40' - UNF - Nick Burgess (assisted by Jake Hawker) 69' - UNF - Adam Everett (assisted by Bryson Smith) 78' - UNF - Mikey Connell (unassisted)
Turning Point With the score tied 2-2 during the 78th minute, a foul near the left sideline gave UNF a free kick from 35 yards out. Leading scorer Mikey Connell ripped a left-footed shot, scoring his sixth goal of the year to give the Ospreys a 3-2 edge.
Key Stats & Notes
Up Next Liberty steps out of conference and travels up Route 460 for a contest against the Longwood Lancers, Tuesday. Match time at Longwood Athletics Complex is scheduled for 6 p.m.