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Moment No. 3 of 2018: Softball Defeats No. 10 South Carolina at NCAA Regional

December 27, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The 2018 calendar year brought many new opportunities and success for Liberty Flames Athletics.

Liberty Athletics officially joined the ASUN Conference on July 1 after spending the previous 27 years as a member of the Big South Conference. Additionally, the Liberty football program played its inaugural season as an FBS program this fall. 

Liberty Athletics captured seven conference titles in 2018, including: men's indoor track & field, women's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field, women's basketball, softball and men's golf.

Over the course of the next two weeks, will showcase the Top 10 Moments of 2018 in Flames Athletics.

The series continues today with the No. 3 moment, featuring Liberty softball's victory over No. 10 South Carolina at the NCAA Columbia Regional on May 19. The Lady Flames defeated the Gamecocks 3-1, advancing to the NCAA Regional Final for the first time in program history.

Liberty posted a 49-14 overall record in 2018 and captured the Big South Softball Championship crown for the third time in program history. Liberty finished with a No. 29 RPI, its best RPI at any point in any season, and also was among others receiving votes in the final USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll.

Stay tuned to for the remaining top 10 moments of 2018, and follow Liberty Athletics teams on social media to see the top 10 moments from the year.