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Liberty to Host Jacksonville for Senior Night, Saturday

October 18, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty to Host Jacksonville for Senior Night, Saturday

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Jacksonville vs. Liberty

Game Date:  Saturday, Oct. 20

Game Time: 7 p.m.

Liberty Notables

  • The Flames return home for their final home game and ASUN Conference match of the regular season, Saturday. Liberty is 3-2 at Osborne Stadium this season
  • Before Saturday evening's contest, Liberty will recognize its seven seniors during Senior Night activities. The Flames will recognize defenders Nico Bellarde and Geovanny Murillo, midfielders Kevin Mendoza and Shaun Stocking, forwards Chase Hovious and Tresor Mbuyu and goalkeeper James Knoebel. The seven will be playing in their final regular season home on Saturday.
  • Liberty ended a three-game road swing on Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over American in a non-conference match.
  • Liberty and Jacksonville will meet for the first time since 1999 on Saturday. They have never met as conference opponents.
  • The Flames enter the weekend the ASUN leaders in scoring offense. Liberty has scored 2.23 goals per game and netted 28 goals this season to pace the conference. The Flames are 11th nationally in the category.
  • Liberty forward Tresor Mbuyu scored his 11th goal of the season, Tuesday at American. The senior leads the ASUN with 11 goals. He also leads the conference with 25 points.
  • Flames midfielder Kevin Mendoza netted two goals, his third multi-goal match of the year, Tuesday. The senior is currently second in the ASUN behind Mbuyu with 10 goals and 24 points.
  • Mendoza joined Mbuyu in the program's top 10 in career goals and points on Tuesday. Mendoza is eighth all-time with 70 points and 10th with 28 career goals.
  • Meanwhile, Mbuyu is tied for seventh all-time with 30 goals and is seventh in points with 76.
  • Defender Isidoro Garcia scored his first goal of the season in Liberty's win over American, Tuesday.
  • Defender Geovanny Murillo assisted on Liberty's first goal of the contest, Tuesday. The assist was the senior's third of the season, tying a career season high for the defender.
  • Liberty goalkeeper James Knoebel made four saves, Tuesday. Knoebel has posted a 1.43 goals-against average and a .591 save percentage in six games this season.
  • Mendoza and Mbuyu each scored on Tuesday at American. The Flames are 4-0-1 when both seniors net a goal in a contest.