Liberty to Face ASUN Leader Central Arkansas, Saturday
- With two contests remaining in its regular season, both ASUN Conference matches, Liberty heads to Conway, Ark., for their first-ever meeting with the Central Arkansas Bears, Saturday.
- Liberty enters the weekend in a five-way tie for fourth place in the ASUN standings with a 2-3 record. The top six teams in the conference standings qualify for the ASUN tournament, starting Nov. 5. Meanwhile, in their first season in the ASUN, Central Arkansas tops the conference standings with a 4-1 mark.
- The Flames will be looking to get back into the win column after back-to-back losses, including a 2-1 setback to Bellarmine in ASUN play last Saturday.
- Liberty fell 1-0 to Longwood in its last non-conference contest, on Tuesday. The Flames finished their non-conference schedule with a 4-4 record.
- Liberty has outscored its opponents, 23-18 so far. The Flames have averaged 1.8 goals per game while allowing 1.4 goals per game.
- Flames forward Noah Holmes is tied for the ASUN lead with six goals and is tied for second in the conference with 13 points. Michael Huss is second on the Flames with four goals and nine points.
- Liberty midfielder Seth Clark leads the ASUN Conference in assists with six. Teammate Michael Catanzarite is second in the conference with four assists.
- Danny Cordero and Blake Franzen have split the goalkeeping duties for the Flames. Cordero has posted a 1.47 GAA and a .583 save percentage in seven games, while Franzen has a 1.45 GAA and a .692 save percentage in six games.
- After scoring three goals during the week, Noah Holmes was named the ASUN Player of the Week for Sept. 14. Holmes netted his first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss at George Washington on Sept. 7, before posting the first multi-goal game of his career with two goals in Liberty’s 3-0 victory at Radford on Sept.11.
- In the 2021 Fall ASUN Preseason Poll, the conference’s head coaches voted Liberty to tie Lipscomb for third place in the eight-team league. Meanwhile, Central Arkansas was picked to finish seventh in the conference.