Liberty Falls to No. 9 Virginia
Liberty faced one of the best programs in the nation to close out the first week of play as they faced No. 9 Virginia at Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers were able to dictate the place of play, limiting Liberty's chances to come away with the 6-0 win.
11' – VIRGINIA – Diana Ordonez (Assist by Alexa Spaanstra)
66' – VIRGINIA – Diana Ordonez (Assist by Alexa Spaanstra)
70' – VIRGINIA – Ashlynn Serepca (Assist by Alexa Spaanstra)
73' – VIRGINIA – Meghan McCool (Assist by Alexa Spaanstra)
79' – VIRGINIA – Cam Lexow (Penalty Kick)
84' – VIRGINIA – Diana Ordonez (Assist by Anna Sumpter)
Virginia's Alexa Spaanstra was the difference maker all throughout the game as she recorded assists on four of UVA's six goals scored. Diana Ordonez also ended the day with a hat trick, scoring three goals on the day. As the Cavaliers controlled the pace of play, the backline of UVA limited Liberty to just a single shot throughout the contest.
Key Stats & Notes
- Virginia outshot Liberty 19-1.
- Virginia maintained possession for 67% of the game.
- Alexa Spaanstra recorded a game-high four assists.
- Kayleigh Kardos recorded Liberty's only shot on the day.
- UVA was led by Diana Ordonez with a game-high five shots.
- Liberty goalkeeper, Melody Jayroe, recorded four saves.
- Liberty goalkeeper, Rebekah Vine, earned her first collegiate playing time playing 12 minutes in goal for the Flames.
- Freshman, Grace Spade, earned her first collegiate start in the midfield.
Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer
"Virginia is a team full of youth national team players and are always in contention for a national championship. I thought we created some chances and had an excellent first half. We stuck to the game plan as well as we have all season but I think we are lacking a little bit of that quality to make another team pay."
Liberty will return to Osborne Stadium next week for its first two home games of the season as they welcome William & Mary and Old Dominion to town. The Lady Flames will start the week against William & Mary on Thursday, Aug. 29, as kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Osborne Stadium.