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    April 30, 2022 Kennesaw, Ga. RSS | | Box Score Box Score | Box Score Box Score

    Liberty defeated host Kennesaw State 16-7 in its regular season finale, Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. With the win, the Lady Flames earn the No. 2 seed for the upcoming 2022 ASUN Women’s Lacrosse Championship, which will begin on Thursday at Jacksonville.

    Liberty finishes the regular season with a 4-1 mark in ASUN play and is 10-7 overall. The Lady Flames have now won 10 or more games in four straight seasons. Kennesaw State drops to 11- 6 overall and 3-2 in the ASUN. Liberty will square off with KSU, the No. 3 seed for the ASUN Tournament, on Thursday in what will be the second meeting between the two teams in six days.

    Liberty’s Brooke Bryan tallied career bests in assists (4) and points (7) and scored three goals as well. Bryan recorded her 100th career point in the game, while senior Hannah Quast notched her 100th career ground ball. The Lady Flames’ Jordan Sheive matched a career high with four goals in the contest.

    Scoring Summary
    Liberty Goals: Jordan Sheive 4, Brooke Bryan 3, Jordan Baerga 3, Olivia Glaze 2, Mackenzie Lehman 1, Mia Toscano 1, Hannah Quast 1, Lizzy Ferguson 1
    Liberty Assists: Brooke Bryan 4, Jordan Baerga 2, Olivia Glaze 1, Mackenzie Lehman 1, Jordan Sheive 1
    Kennesaw State Goals: Siena Gore 2, McKenzie Jackson 2, Hannah Barth 1, Jaxsyn Schonewille 1, Caroline Farley 1
    Kennesaw State Assists: Hannah Barth 1, Chesslyn Lamar 1

    Goalkeepers
    W: Jennifer Soriero 10-6, eight saves
    L: Julie Weiss 10-6, six saves

    Turning Point
    Liberty led 7-4 entering the third quarter and used a 5-0 run spanning the first 10:35 of the second stanza to take a commanding 12-4 lead over KSU Five different Lady Flames scored during that spurt – Sheive, Lizzy Ferguson, Jordan Baerga and Mackenzie Lehman.

    The Lady Flames outscored the Owls 9-2 over the final 30 minutes. Sheive’s fourth and final goal of the game with 9:11 remaining gave Liberty its biggest lead of the day, 16-6.

    Key Stats & Notes
    • Bryan’s milestone 100th point came on an assist to senior Mia Toscano with 2:37 left in the first quarter, putting the visitors ahead 3-1 at the time. Bryan’s seven-point day gives her 105 career points (87 goals, 18 assists). She is the 12th player in program history with 100 or more points.
    • Quast’s 100th career ground ball came on an interception with 3:38 remaining in the opening half. She finished the day with two ground balls, two caused turnovers and her second goal of the season (8:36 mark of first quarter). With 101 ground balls, she is the 14th player in school history with 100 or more ground balls.
    • Liberty entered the game second in the nation in caused turnovers per game (12.81) and tallied 15 on Saturday. Toscano paced the squad with four caused turnovers. KSU notched only four caused turnovers.
    • The Lady Flames’ defense limited KSU midfielder Siena Gore, who entered the game third in the nation in goals (77), to two goals on six shots. Gore’s two-goal effort was only the third time this season she did not record a hat trick. Liberty held KSU (15.13 goals per game coming in) more than eight goals below its season average.
    • Baerga notched her sixth hat trick of the season.
    • Liberty improves to 4-0 all-time against Kennesaw State. The Lady Flames have won those four matchups by an average of nine goals per game (72 goals to 36 goals).
    • Liberty won the battle for ground balls 24-21 and outshot the Owls 36-21. Olivia Glaze and Jennifer Soriero tied for the team lead with four ground balls. Glaze’s four ground balls match a career high.
    • The Lady Flames finish the regular season averaging 19.50 goals per game in their four ASUN wins. Liberty scored seven goals in its one conference loss, last Saturday versus No. 22 Jacksonville.

    Up Next
    • Liberty will take on Kennesaw State in the semifinals of the 2022 ASUN Women’s Lacrosse Championship, Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m. at Jacksonville’s Rock Stadium.
    • The Lady Flames are the No. 2 seed for the tournament after today’s win, while the Owls are the No. 3 seed. In the other semifinal, No. 1 seed Jacksonville (11-4, 5-0 ASUN) will face No. 4 seed Coastal Carolina (6-10, 2-3 ASUN)
    • Liberty is in search of its first ASUN title in program history. The Lady Flames finished as the runner-up in both 2019 and 2021 (no championship held in 2020).