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    Liberty Earns 15-13 Road Victory at High Point on Sunday

    Apr 18, 2021 | Lynchburg Va | Lacrosse

    The Liberty lacrosse team earned a 15-13 road victory over the High Point Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Vert Stadium.

    The Lady Flames improve to 8-6 and are two games above .500 for the first time this season after their first-ever road win at High Point. Liberty's victory snaps a five-game winning streak for High Point (6-7).

    The win is also the Lady Flames' first over the Panthers in the last six meetings. Liberty had not defeated High Point since April 17, 2015 prior to today's triumph. Liberty is 8-0 this season when scoring 10 or more goals.

    Eight different Liberty players scored in the contest, with multiple-goal efforts from six players. Attacker Brooke Bryan led the offensive effort with three goals, while Kim Hagerty, Olivia Glaze, Mia Toscano, Grace Fletcher and Carly White each scored twice. Hagerty's two-goal game was the first of her career.

    Thoughts From Head Coach Kelly Nangle
    "What a win. This was a huge win for our program. We were firing on all cylinders today. We played a complete game from start to finish. We have been working on putting the pieces together, and today we executed. The girls were confident in our game plan and did a great job executing. We have been building and building all season. We are right where we want to be! I continue to be impressed with the resiliency and response of our young women. We are excited to prepare for another tough stretch of games in Florida!"

    Scoring Summary
    Liberty Goals:
    Brooke Bryan 3, Kim Hagerty 2, Olivia Glaze 2, Mia Toscano 2, Grace Fletcher 2, Carly White 2, Mackenzie Lehman 1, Jordan Baerga 1
    Liberty Assists: Mackenzie Lehman 3, Leah Ruby 1, Andrea Colavito 1, Kim Hagerty 1
    High Point Goals: Abby Hormes 7, Ashley Britton 2, Mena Loescher 1, Brielle Prouty 1, Rachel Foster 1, Katie Hormes 1
    High Point Assists: Mena Loescher 3, Ashley Britton 2, Emma Genovese 1, Abby Hormes 1, Brielle Prouty 1, Jill Rall 1

    W: Jennifer Soriero 8-6, nine saves
    L: Jill Rall 2-1, 12 saves

    Turning Point
    Liberty led throughout much of the game and responded each time High Point looked to even up the game. The Lady Flames scored three goals to open up the second half, taking a 9-5 lead with 26:35 to go. High Point scored four of the next five goals to draw within one (10-9) with 20:26 remaining, but Liberty's Mia Toscano (19:34) and Mackenzie Lehman (17:08) scored back-to-back goals to push the lead back to three, 12-9.

    High Point went on a 3-1 run, capped off by Abby Hormes' sixth goal of the afternoon, to get within one (13-12) with 6:59 left. Liberty again had an answer, as Olivia Glaze (6:23) and Grace Fletcher (5:05) buried goals to put the visitors ahead 15-12.

    Lady Flames goalkeeper Jennifer Soriero made a pair of crucial saves in the closing minutes on Panthers free-position shots from Kaely Kyle with 5:27 left and Ashley Britton with 3:35 remaining to preserve the three-goal lead. Hormes' seventh goal of the day with 1:14 left brought High Point within two, 15-13, but Liberty's Lizzy Ferguson won the final draw control of the contest, allowing the guests to run out the clock.

    First Half Summary
    • Liberty got off to a strong start, scoring five of the game's first seven goals over the opening 17:28. The Lady Flames featured five different goal scorers (White, Toscano, Fletcher, Hagerty and Jordan Baerga) during that stretch to open up a three-goal lead, 5-2.
    • Hagerty scored twice in the opening stanza, with her second goal coming on a free-position shot with 5:06 to play in the half. High Point closed the first half with a pair of goals from Hormes to trim Liberty's lead to 6-5.
    • Liberty outshot High Point 16-14 in the half, including a 13-8 advantage in shots on goal. The Lady Flames converted 90 percent (9-of-10) of their clearing attempts while holding the Panthers to just 68.8 percent (11-of-16) on their clearing efforts.

    Second Half Summary
    • Liberty's biggest lead of the day was 10-6 after a goal from Glaze on a free-position shot with 23:15 left.
    • The Lady Flames never relinquished the lead despite the Panthers starting the second half down only one goal and trimming the Liberty lead to 13-12 with just under seven minutes to play.

    Key Stats & Notes
    • Liberty held advantages in draw controls (17-13), ground balls (27-24) and clearing percentage (.842-.808). Toscano scooped up a career-best eight ground balls and tied for the team lead in draw controls with four.
    • The Lady Flames made the most of their free-position shots, going 6-of-11. High Point was 0-of-9 on free-position attempts in the contest.
    • High Point outshot Liberty 35-31. The 66 shots were the most combined shots by two teams in a Liberty game this year.
    • Lehman dished out a career-best three assists and matched her career high with four points. The freshman midfielder also had four draw controls and tied a career best with three ground balls.
    • Bryan's three-goal effort gives her a team-high 35 goals this season. The attacker has three or more goals in five of her last six games.
    • Soriero made nine saves in the contest, six of which came in the second half. The goalkeeper also collected three ground balls.
    • This is Liberty's second-ever victory over former rival High Point, the three-time defending Big South champion. The Lady Flames improve to 3-4 on the road in 2021.
    • Liberty finishes off a three-game week with a 2-1 record. The Lady Flames fell to No. 8 Duke (Tuesday) and defeated Kennesaw State (Friday) and High Point (Sunday).

    Up Next
    • Liberty will begin a three-game road trip in the state of Florida to wrap up regular season play. The Lady Flames will first take on Stetson (1-5, 0-2 ASUN) on Friday. First draw is slated for 4 p.m. at the Athletic Training Center in DeLand, Fla.
    • Liberty is 2-0 all-time against Stetson. The Lady Flames bested the Hatters 21-6 in the last meeting on March 24, 2019 at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.