Liberty field hockey senior Agueda Moroni scored two goals on Senior Day, helping lift the No. 19 Lady Flames to a 2-1 victory over the No. 11 Boston College Eagles, Sunday afternoon at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.
Moroni and the rest of the senior class – Moniek van Aarle, Abby Julius and Lindsay Pratt – were recognized in a pregame ceremony. Moroni, the nation's leading goal scorer, added her 22nd and 23rd goals of the season in the win. Fellow senior van Aarle notched the assist on Moroni's goal in the fifth minute, which proved to be the game-winning tally.
Liberty improves to 11-5 overall on the season and closes its home regular season schedule with five wins against three losses. Boston College falls to 9-7 on the season and has lost two straight.
Scoring Summary 5' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (Moniek van Aarle) 45' – LIBERTY – Agueda Moroni (Kendra Jones, Mallory Fortenbaugh) 53' – BOSTON COLLEGE – Lucy Lytle (Brooke Matheson)
Goalkeepers W: Allison Schaefer 11-5, five saves L: Jonna Kennedy 2-3, six saves
Turning Point With Liberty leading 1-0 early in the second half, Moroni delivered her second goal of the day on a penalty corner. Following an insert from Mallory Fortenbaugh and a stick stop from Kendra Jones, Moroni fired a shot through a congested area in front of the net that found that back of the net to the left of Eagles' netminder Jonna Kennedy.
Moroni's goal at the 44:10 mark made it 2-0 Lady Flames, and they kept Boston College off the scoreboard for the final 17:20 to hold on for the win.
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Up Next Liberty will play at Providence (11-6, 4-2 BIG EAST) on Friday night at 6 p.m. at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The winner of the contest between the Lady Flames and the Friars will receive the No. 2 seed in the upcoming BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship, while the loser will get the No. 3 seed.
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