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Clark's Free Kick Pushes Liberty Past Bellarmine 1-0 in OT

March 20, 2021  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Seth Clark scored the game-winning goal, Saturday.

Seth Clark scored the game-winning goal, Saturday.

After a scoreless regulation, midfielder Seth Clark scored off a free kick with 16 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Liberty Flames a 1-0 victory over the Bellarmine Knights in ASUN Conference action, Saturday at Osborne Stadium.

Liberty goalkeeper Danny Cordero made several key stops in recording a career-high eight saves.

Clark netted game-winner after a Knights' foul 25 yards out from the left side of the field. On the ensuing kick the sophomore buried a shot into the upper left corner of the net for the 1-0 win.

Liberty snaps Bellarmine's three-match winning streak and moves to 6-2-1 overall and 1-2 in ASUN play. Bellarmine falls to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the ASUN.

Scoring Summary
100' – LIBERTY – Seth Clark (unassisted)

Key Stats & Notes

  • Shots were even for the contest as the Flames and the Knights had 11 shots apiece. Liberty held an 5-2 advantage on corner kicks.
  • Clark scores for the second straight contest. The midfielder now has three on the season.
  • Liberty has now posted seven shutouts, the most by a Flames squad since 2017.
  • Cordero records his seventh shutout of the season, playing all 100 minutes in net for the Flames. With eight saves, the midfielder eclipses his previous career-high of seven he had against USC Upstate on Oct. 22, 2019.
  • Liberty has had three consecutive matches go to overtime, all ASUN Conference games. The Flames have now played four overtime matches this season.
  • Liberty and Bellarmine split their two regular season matchups; winning overtime matches on their own fields.

Up Next
Liberty travels to Nashville, Tenn., for its final ASUN Conference match of the season, next Saturday. The Flames will square off with the Lipscomb Bisons. Kickoff at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex is scheduled for 6 p.m.