Liberty Sweeps Radford 3-0
Liberty hit an efficient .341 on the evening, sweeping Radford (25-21, 25-9, 25-20), Friday at Liberty Arena.
The Lady Flames improve to 6-4 on the season, including 4-0 inside Liberty Arena. Meanwhile, Radford falls to 4-7 after dropping three-set matches to Eastern Michigan and Liberty today.
• Liberty outhit Radford .341-.146 for the match, also leading in kills (39-27), aces (9-4), digs (33-25) and blocks (6-2). The Lady Flames tied a season high with nine aces.
• Trinity Watts scored a match-high 11 kills at a .381 pace, while Kamryn Bacus hit .400 with 10 kills and added a career-high four aces and three blocks. Delaney Dilfer dished out 33 assists, while Lydia Burts scored seven kills and Erica Lowery collected 10 digs.
• Taylor Jefferson led Radford with seven kills, while Fiona Baker dished out a team-high 15 assists.
• Liberty broke a 17-17 tie in the first set, with Burts scoring a kill and serving up an ace during a 5-0 Lady Flames rally. The hosts seized the momentum, finishing off a 25-21 victory.
• The Lady Flames then hit .545 during a 25-9 set-two victory and sealed the match by winning the third set 25-20.
• Liberty has faced Radford more than any other opponent all-time, as the Lady Flames are now 46-33 against the Highlanders. The last time Liberty sept Radford was Sept. 21, 2012 at the Vines Center.
• Liberty has won four straight home matches, its longest home winning streak since going on a 13-match home winning streak from Oct. 14, 2018 through Oct. 11, 2019.
• Prior to tonight’s second-set 25-9 win, the last time Liberty held a team to single digits in a set was Oct. 26, 2018, when the Lady Flames beat NJIT 25-6 in set two.
• Watts has scored double-figures in kills in each of Liberty’s last eight matches. That is the longest streak of 10-kill matches for a Lady Flame since Amelia Preston scored double digits in kills in eight straight matches, Sept. 7-14, 2019.
• Liberty has hit .300 or better in four matches this season, the most by the Lady Flames in a single season since hitting .300 in six contests during the 2019 season.
The Lady Flames take on Coppin State at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning before wrapping up their home tournament with a 3 p.m. match against Eastern Michigan.