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Rachel DeRuby Scores First Career Goal in Win Over KSU

March 4, 2021  Kennesaw, Ga.  RSS
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Rachel DeRuby Scores First Career Goal in Win Over KSU

Liberty picked up its second win of the season and its first ASUN Conference win as the Lady Flames defeated Kennesaw State ,1-0, on Thursday. Liberty improves to 2-2-2 this season and 1-1-0 in conference, while Kennesaw State falls to 1-5 and 0-2 in the ASUN.

Scoring Summary

62' – LIBERTY– Rachel DeRuby (Unassisted)

Turning Point

After attempting just three shots in the first half, Liberty picked up its offensive attack in the second half attempting five shots, including Rachel DeRuby's first career goal midway through the second half. Liberty's backline withstood Kennesaw State's pressure in the first half as the Owls attempted nine shots but in the second half the Lady Flames settled in allowing just five shots and only one goal.

Key Stats & Notes

  • Melody Jayroe posted her 16th career shutout, moving into sole possession of No. 3 on Liberty's all-time career shutouts list.
  • Rachel DeRuby scored her first collegiate goal.
  • Kennesaw State outshot Liberty 14-8.
  • Melody Jayroe recorded four saves.
  • DeRuby, Meredith King and Sophia Palladino each attempted a team-high two shots.
  • Liberty had five corner kicks.  

Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer

"It was really a tale of two halves. We were lack luster in the first 45 (minutes), but I am proud of how we responded in the second half. It was good to get a win on the road as well."

Up Next

Liberty will return home to close out the week as the Lady Flames host North Alabama. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN+.