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Lady Flames' Klopp Named BIG EAST Freshman of Week

October 29, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Klopp is the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the first time in her career.

Klopp is the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the first time in her career.

BIG EAST Release

Liberty field hockey Alivia Klopp has been announced as the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Monday for the first time in her career.

Klopp, a first-year attacker from Bernville, Pa., is being recognized in the BIG EAST Weekly Awards for the second time this season. She earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 17.

Klopp scored a goal in the 24th minute at Providence on Friday, her sixth of the year. The goal proved to be the game winner, her third of the season. The Liberty rookie one-timed a shot into the cage following a cross from senior Moniek van Aarle, giving the No. 18 Lady Flames a 1-0 lead in a game they won by a 4-0 score.

In 17 games this season, Klopp paces all Liberty freshmen in goals (6) and points (13) while ranking third overall on the team in goals and fourth in points. She scored four of her six regular season goals in BIG EAST action.

In addition to Klopp's accolade from the league office, Lady Flames senior Agueda Moroni garnered a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Moroni tallied two goals, one assist and five points in Liberty's win at Providence. The senior's two goals were her 24th and 25th of the season, respectively. The Cordoba, Argentina, native is tied for the national lead in goals (25) while continuing to lead the country in goals per game (1.47) and points per game (3.59).

Moroni's second goal of the night was the 54th of her career, matching a Liberty field hockey program record (Natalie Barr, 54 goals, 2012-15).

The Lady Flames (12-5, 6-1 BIG EAST) have earned the No. 2 seed for the 2018 BIG EAST Championship, which will be contested at Liberty for the first time ever. They will meet No. 3 seed Providence (11-7, 4-3 BIG EAST) in a semifinal match on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.

The winner of that contest will square off with either No. 1 seed UConn (16-3, 7-0 BIG EAST) or No. 4 seed Villanova (9-9, 4-3 BIG EAST) in Sunday's championship game at 1 p.m.