Lady Flames to Host 2nd Tournament this Weekend
Liberty (5-4) returns home for its second home tournament, hosting Radford (4-5), Coppin State (6-6) and Eastern Michigan (0-9).
Matchday Central Links
Friday, Sept. 16
Noon – Radford vs. Eastern Michigan Live Stats
3 p.m. – Eastern Michigan vs. Coppin State Live Stats
6 p.m. – Liberty vs. Radford Live Stats | Live Video
The Lady Flames are 3-0 at Liberty Arena this season, downing Winthrop, UNCW and Murray State in a home tournament two weeks ago. Liberty has won three straight home matches, its longest home winning streak since a 13-match home winning streak from Oct. 14, 2018 through Oct. 11, 2019.
Liberty, competing in three straight five-set matches for the first time since 2017, went 1-2 at the UC San Diego Invitational last weekend.
Trinity Watts was named to the UC San Diego All-Tournament Team, scoring a career-high 24 kills at a .571 pace against Pacific and following with 22 kills versus New Mexico. She is the first Lady Flame since 2016 with back-to-back 20-kill matches.
Lydia Burts joined Watts on the UCSD All-Tournament Team, averaging 1.60 blocks per set. She posted a season-high nine block at UC San Diego, and currently ranks 18th nationally with 1.50 blocks per set.
Delaney Dilfer leads the ASUN and ranks eighth nationally with 10.86 assists per set. She tied her career high with 53 assists and five aces at UC San Diego, the first Lady Flame in the rally-scoring era to record 50 assists and five aces in the same match.
Dilfer recorded her 2,000th career assist last weekend in California.
Liberty and Radford renew their rivalry, as the Highlanders are the Lady Flames’ most-played opponent (78 meetings). These two teams met in the Big South final three times, with Liberty winning all three. meetings (1999, 2001, 2011).