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Liberty Falls to Jacksonville in ASUN Quarterfinal

November 2, 2018  Nashville, Tenn.  RSS
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Liberty Falls to Jacksonville in ASUN Quarterfinal

The No. 4 seed Jacksonville Dolphins scored twice in the second half to pull away from the No. 5 seed Liberty Flames 2-0 in an ASUN Quarterfinal, Friday evening at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.

The Flames, who entered the contest as the ASUN scoring leader, were shutout for the third time this season in their ASUN Men's Championship debut.

Liberty finishes the year with a 7-7-1 overall record. Jacksonville improves to 5-12 overall and advances to play No. 1 seed Lipscomb on Sunday afternoon at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.

Scoring Summary
56' – JACKSONVILLE – Alex Dixon (unassisted)
87' – JACKSONVILLE – Jose Manzo (assisted by Selemani Baruni)

Turning Point
Jacksonville broke through for the game's first goal during the 56th minute. Off a corner kick, Alex Dixon netted his first goal of the year to give the Dolphins a 1-0 lead in the tight contest.

Key Stats & Notes

  • Liberty outshot Jacksonville, 13-10, and held a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks. However, only two of Liberty shots went on goal, while Jacksonville had four shots on goal.


  • The first half was scoreless. The Flames outshot the Dolphins, 6-4, in the half. Liberty may have had the best chance of the half when Tresor Mbuyu got free inside the box, but put his shot off the right post during the 30th minute.


  • Mbuyu led the Flames with five shots, while Kevin Mendoza, Shaun Stocker and Matthew Zacyzk each had two.


  • In his final game at Liberty, goalkeeper James Knoebel recorded one save. Jacksonville goalkeeper Matt Levy made two. Levy posted the first shutout of his career.


  • Mbuyu finishes his career seventh in program history with 31 goals and tied for fifth in points with 79 points.


  • Mendoza ends his career tied for eighth with 30 goals and 75 points in program history.


  • Seniors Knoebel, Mendoza, Mbuyu, Stocker, Nico Bellarde, Geovanny Murillo and Chase Hovious see their Liberty careers come to a close.