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Liberty Defeats FGCU on Senior Day

October 20, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Defeats FGCU on Senior Day

Liberty clinched a spot in the ASUN Championship Sunday afternoon at Osborne Stadium as they handed FGCU its first loss in conference play, defeating the Eagles 1-0. With the victory, Liberty sits in third place in the ASUN standings with a 5-2 record in conference and 9-6-2 overall mark. Florida Gulf Coast remains in first with a 5-1-1 record in league play and a 10-4-1 mark overall.

Scoring Summary

56' – LIBERTY – Gabrielle Farrell (Unassisted)

Turning Point

Liberty kicked things up in the second half on offense as they attempted 12 shots in the final 45 minutes after attempting just four shots in the first half. The defense kept Liberty alive in the first half as Melody Jayroe recorded her first penalty kick save this season, and Cora Duininck kept FGCU scoreless in the first half with a save in front of an empty net. While the offense picked up in the second half, Liberty's backline improved as the game went along, limiting FGCU to just three shots in the second half.


Key Stats & Notes

  • This was Liberty's first win ever over FGCU. The Lady Flames had lost the previous four matches against the Eagles.
  • Gabrielle Farrell recorded her ninth goal of the season and 23rd of her career.
  • Farrell now has 17 career game-winning goals.
  • Farrell attempted a game-high six shots, with five on goal.
  • Melody Jayroe recorded her seventh shutout of the season and 19th of her career.
  • Jayroe came up with four saves throughout the game.
  • Liberty's backline has not allowed a goal during regulation in ASUN contests this year.
  • Liberty has not allowed a goal in the last 765 minutes of regulation.
  • Liberty outshot FGCU 16-10.

Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer

"It was a hard-fought game that looked like it could go either way. Mel (Jayroe) was huge with the PK save, and it was great to see Gabby (Farrell) score on Senior Day. I was proud to see how the team persevered and definitely feel God's blessing that I have been able to coach such a great group of seniors."

Up Next

Liberty will close out the regular season this coming week on the road at NJIT. Kickoff is set for noon on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium.