Liberty will open the season on Aug. 20 against Wagner at home.
The Liberty women's soccer team has released its schedule for the 2020 season. The Flames will play 10 home games and eight games away from Lynchburg during their third season in the ASUN Conference.
"We have put together a very balanced schedule for this coming fall. We have some tough games on the road like Pitt, JMU, ODU, and Tennessee, but also some great games for the fans to come and support us at home with UVA, Wagner, and Elon, along with former Big South foes Campbell and Longwood," head coach Lang Wedemeyer said. "The ASUN will be as tough as ever as more and more parity creeps into the conference. A lot of the programs lost star players to graduation, so it will be interesting to see the new dynamics of the top teams. Regardless, we know that every game will be a battle."
Wedemeyer continues to challenge his team throughout its non-conference schedule, facing three team Power-5 opponents in Pitt, Tennessee and Virginia. The Lady Flames will face two teams (Lipscomb and Virginia) that played in the NCAA College Cup last season. Liberty will travel to six different states as the Lady Flames face schools from the ACC, Big South, CAA, C-USA, NEC and SEC.
Prior to the regular season, Liberty will play in two exhibition games during the preseason starting against UNCG on Aug. 12. The Flames will also play an exhibition at Gardner-Webb on Aug. 14, six days prior to beginning the regular season.
The ASUN Championship kicks off on Oct. 30 as the top six teams based on regular season conference standings will advance to the tournament. The #1 seed will host the #4 vs. #5 seed, and the #2 seed will host the #3 vs. #6 seed on Nov. 1 and play the winner on Nov. 1. The winners of the semifinal games will meet on Nov. 7 in the ASUN Championship Final at the highest remaining seed.
For a link to the 2020 schedule, click here.
2020 Liberty Women's Soccer Schedule
Wagner | Thursday, Aug. 20 | Osborne Stadium
Liberty will start the season at home for just the third time since 1999.
Liberty has only faced Wagner College once (tied 1-1 at Wagner College in 2017).
Wagner finished seventh in the NEC Conference in 2019.
Campbell | Sunday, Aug. 23 | Osborne Stadium
This will be the second meeting against Campbell since Liberty left the Big South Conference.
Liberty is 10-4-1 all-time against Campbell.
Liberty's last meeting against the Camels was in 2018 (won 1-0 at Campbell).
Campbell finished second last season in the Big South Conference.
Elon | Thursday, Aug. 27 | Osborne Stadium
This will be the third straight season Liberty has faced Elon.
Liberty is 6-8-3 all-time against Elon.
Elon finished fifth in the CAA.
Tennessee | Sunday, Aug. 30 | Knoxville, Tenn.
This will be the third time in school history that Liberty has hosted an SEC school.
This will be Tennessee's second trip ever to Osborne Stadium.
Tennessee finished third in the SEC East standings.
Liberty is 0-1-1 all-time against the Volunteers.
Virginia | Thursday, Sept. 3 | Osborne Stadium
This will be the first time Virginia has made the trip to Osborne Stadium.
Virginia earned a No. 1 seed in the 2019 NCAA College Cup
This will be the fifth straight season Liberty has faced UVA.
Liberty is 0-16 all-time against Virginia.
Virginia is one of two ACC teams Liberty will play in 2020.
Longwood | Sunday, Sept. 6 | Osborne Stadium
This will be Liberty's first matchup against Longwood since leaving the Big South Conference.
Liberty is 10-6-3 all-time against Longwood.
Longwood finished sixth in the Big South Conference in 2019.
Pitt | Thursday, Sept. 10 | Pittsburgh, Pa.
This will be the fourth all-time meeting between Liberty and Pitt.
Liberty defeated Pitt 1-0 last year at Osborne Stadium.
Pitt finished No. 13 in the ACC last season.
This will be one of two ACC teams Liberty will face this season.
James Madison | Sunday, Sept. 13 | Harrisonburg, Va.
Liberty will face James Madison for the sixth straight season.
Liberty is 3-8 all-time against James Madison.
James Madison finished sixth in the CAA last season.
Old Dominion | Thursday, Sept. 17 | Norfolk, Va.
Liberty is 5-5 all-time against Old Dominion.
Old Dominion finished ninth in the C-USA in 2019.
This is Liberty's first trip to Old Dominion since 2014.
NJIT | Saturday, Sept. 26 | Osborne Stadium
Liberty went 1-1 last season against NJIT, losing in the ASUN Quarterfinals.
NJIT finished in sixth place in the ASUN, going 7-8-3 and 3-4-1 in conference.
North Alabama | Thursday, Oct. 1 | Osborne Stadium
Liberty is 2-0 all-time against North Alabama.
North Alabama finished in seventh place in the ASUN, going 6-11 and 2-6 in conference.
Liberty has never allowed a goal against North Alabama.
Kennesaw State | Sunday, Oct. 4 | Osborne Stadium
Liberty is 0-2 all-time against Kennesaw State.
Kennesaw State finished fifth in the ASUN going, 11-7-2 and 5-3 in conference.
The Owls advanced to last season's ASUN Championship.
FGCU | Thursday, Oct. 8 | Fort Myers, Fla.
Liberty defeated FGCU last season for the first time in program history.
FGCU finished in first place in the ASUN, going 11-4-2 and 6-1-1 in conference.
Liberty is 1-5 all-time against FGCU.
Stetson | Sunday, Oct. 11 | DeLand, Fla.
Liberty defeated Stetson 1-0 last season at DeLand, Fla.
Stetson finished in ninth place in the ASUN, going 2-13-2 and 0-7-1 in conference.
Liberty has never allowed a goal against Stetson.
North Florida | Thursday, Oct. 15 | Osborne Stadium
Liberty suffered a 1-0 loss in overtime last season at North Florida.
North Florida finished in fourth place in the ASUN, going 11-6-2 and 5-2-1 in conference.
Liberty is 1-1 all-time against North Florida.
Jacksonville | Sunday, Oct. 18 | Osborne Stadium
Liberty defeated Jacksonville 2-0 last season at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville finished in ninth place in the ASUN, going 0-13-3 and 0-7-1 in conference.
Liberty is 2-0 all-time against Jacksonville.
Bellarmine | Thursday, Oct. 22 | Louisville, Ky.
This will be Liberty's first meeting against Bellarmine.
Bellarmine went 12-5-3 last season and 8-4-3 in the GLVC Conference.
Liberty has never played a game in the state of Kentucky.
Lipscomb | Sunday, Oct. 25 | Nashville, Tenn.
Liberty has been the only ASUN team to defeat Lipscomb in the last two regular seasons.
Lipscomb won the ASUN Tournament, posting a 13-6-2 record and 6-1-1 record in the ASUN.
Liberty will host Lipscomb for the second straight season.
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