Top Plays vs. James Madison
It took 104 minutes but the Liberty women's soccer team was able to pull off a thrilling 3-2 victory in double overtime, defeating James Madison Thursday night at Osborne Stadium. The Lady Flames have their first winning streak of the season as they improve to 3-4-2 this season while James Madison drops to 2-7 on the year.
4' – JAMES MADISON – Ebony Wiseman (Assists by Iris Rabot and Haley Crawford)
12' – LIBERTY – Elisa Warren (Assist by Kasey Jamieson)
43' – JAMES MADISON – Hannah Coulling (Assists by Phoebe Dinga and Claire Meiser)
47' – LIBERTY – Gabrielle Farrell (Unassisted)
104' – LIBERTY – Grace Spade (Assists by Gabrielle Farrell and Kailey Neef)
Liberty never gave up against the Dukes as they trailed twice but found a way to climb back into the game and eventually pull out the win. Along with clutch goalkeeping by Melody Jayroe in overtime, as she came up with a big save in front of goal in the first overtime, Liberty received a balanced scoring attack. It started with a goal by defensive midfielder, Elisa Warren, scoring off a rebound and then Gabrielle Farrell capitalized off a JMU mistake to score inside the box. To seal the win, freshman Grace Spade's first collegiate goal could not have come at a more crucial time as she flicked the ball with her back heel to send the Lady Flames home with a victory.
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Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer
"This team has a lot to be proud of as this is just the second time a Liberty team has beaten a JMU team. They have beaten us the last two years and their record does not indicate how good they are because they have faced five top-20 teams so their schedule might even be harder than ours. We didn't start the game well but credit to our girls because they fought back from 1-0, then to 2-1 and we found a way to win."
Liberty will end its non-conference schedule this weekend as the Lady Flames travel to face another in-state opponent in VMI on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Patchin Field.
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