Liberty pushed the reigning ASUN Champion, Florida Gulf Coast, to its limit Friday night in the ASUN Championship Quarterfinals. After being down two goals, Liberty would make a late comeback but the Lady Flames fell to the Eagles 2-1 at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
28' – FGCU – Evdokia Popadinova (Assist by Marjorie Boilesen)
58' – FGCU – Cassidy Morgan (Assist by Camille Knudstrup)
83' – LIBERTY – Cora Duininck (Unassisted)
Although Liberty held FGCU to just three shots in the first half with only one shot on goal, the Eagles capitalized on their opportunity as Evdokia Popadinova scored. The Eagles have not lost a game this season when Popadinova has scored in a game this season.
Key Stats & Notes
Liberty ends the season with a 6-11 record while FGCU improves to 13-3-2.
Cora Duininck scored her first career goal.
Gabrielle Farrell came close to scoring the in the 73rd minute but her shot hit the post.
Farrell was the only Liberty player with two shots.
Melody Jayroe came up with three saves.
FGCU outshot Liberty 10-4 throughout the game.
Liberty held FGCU to just three shots in the first half.
Thoughts from Coach Wedemeyer
"I am so proud of our girls because they left everything on the field. We had our chances, hitting the post and scoring to get our energy back but we came up just short and that is the cruelty of the game. We struggled at times throughout the season but they always stayed positive and worked hard. To lose the first two games of conference and to fight back and up at this position and battle like they did today I couldn't be more proud."
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