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Liberty Advances in ASUN Championship After Defeating UNA

April 7, 2021  Lynchburg, Va.   RSS
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Liberty advanced to the ASUN Championship Quarterfinals after defeating North Alabama 4-1 in the first round of the ASUN Tournament, Wednesday afternoon at Osborne Stadium. Liberty improved to 4-5-5 on the season, while North Alabama ends the season with a 1-9-2 record.

Scoring Summary

2' – NORTH ALABAMA – Chloe Fell (Assist by Alice Bussey)

27' – LIBERTY – Kasey Jamieson (Assist by Rebekah Earnest)

43' – LIBERTY – Maddy Oliver (Assist by Kathleen Brumagim)

85' – LIBERTY – Cora Duininck (Assist by Kasey Jamieson)

89' – LIBERTY – Kasey Jamieson (Assist by Alexis Salazar)

Turning Point

For the first time this season, Liberty scored two goals in the first half as Liberty came from behind to take the lead at halftime. After North Alabama scored within the first two minutes of the game, Liberty battled back and was able to tie things up in the 27th minute off a Kasey Jamieson goal. As Liberty's offense started to pick up its attack late in the half, the Lady Flames capitalized in the 43rd minute, as Maddy Oliver scored, giving Liberty the 2-1 lead at half. In the second half Liberty was able to control possession and add two goals in the final six minutes of the game to come away with the victory.

Key Stats & Notes

  • This was Liberty's first come from behind win this season.
  • This was Liberty's first ever win in the ASUN Tournament.  
  • Kasey Jamieson scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season.
  • Jamieson recorded five points against UNA (two goals, one assist).
  • Cora Duininck scored her first goal of the season and third of her career.
  • Kathleen Brumagim recorded her first career point with an assist.
  • For the second straight game, Alexis Salazar recorded an assist.
  • Liberty outshot North Alabama 17-5.
  • Melody Jayroe recorded three saves.
  • Liberty's four goals is the most for Liberty since Aug. 29, 2019 (4 vs. William & Mary).
  • Liberty had nine corner kicks, while holding UNA to one corner kick.

Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer

"Obviously we didn't start off that well, giving up a goal right away but credit to our players and how they responded. To get two goals before the half was huge for us to get some momentum going into halftime and I felt like we really controlled the last 45 minutes and played well and were able to put some goals in."  

Up Next

Liberty will now travel to Nashville, Tenn. to face the No. 1 seed from the ASUN North Division in Lipscomb. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 10, at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex and can be seen on YouTube.