Liberty to Face Coastal Carolina and No. 8 Duke
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Liberty will be back in action for a pair of upcoming games versus Coastal Carolina and Duke.
The Lady Flames will take on former Big South and ASUN rival Coastal Carolina (7-5), Saturday afternoon (noon) at the Liberty Lacrosse Field. Following Saturday's contest, Liberty will play a road game at No. 8 Duke (6-5) on Tuesday. Game time is set for 5 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Liberty's most recent game was an 8-5 home loss to No. 23 James Madison, last Thursday. The Lady Flames' three-goal margin of deficit was its closest loss to a ranked team in program history. Liberty led JMU 4-2 at halftime of the game, and goalkeeper Jennifer Soriero made 11 saves in the contest.
Coastal Carolina, now in the SoCon, lost its most recent game to Furman, 13-10 last Saturday. Duke has dropped three straight games, all to top-10 opponents.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, attendance at the Liberty Lacrosse Field will be restricted to only home and visiting team player guests via a pass list. On game day, the pass list table will open 60 minutes before game time. There will be a tent at the center of the Campus East Fields where team guests can check in.
Masks and social distancing of six feet or more from anyone not in a family or party are required at all times. More game day information and policies can be found at LibertyFlames.com/gameday.
For media outlets interested in covering the game, please contact Assistant Athletics Communications Director Bill Smith (email@example.com) in advance so your needs can be accommodated.
Lady Flames News and Notes
• Liberty and Coastal Carolina last met in the 2019 ASUN Lacrosse Championship semifinal round. The Lady Flames won that game 18-8 on May 3, 2019 at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. Liberty holds a 5-3 edge over Coastal Carolina in the all-time series.
• The Lady Flames and Chanticleers last played at the Liberty Lacrosse Field on April 6, 2015. Liberty won that Big South game by an 18-8 score.
• The Lady Flames and Duke Blue Devils are squaring off for the first time in a regular season game. Liberty's game versus Duke will be its fourth contest against a nationally-ranked team in 2021. The Lady Flames have faced No. 18 Virginia Tech (home, Feb. 1), No. 4 Notre Dame (road, March 19) and No. 23 James Madison (home, last Thursday).
• Liberty is first in the nation in caused turnovers per game at 14.70 per contest. Senior defender Sarah Steenson ranks No. 13 in the country in caused turnovers per game (2.11). She ranks third in program history with 87 career caused turnovers.
• The Lady Flames' ASUN weekly awards winners in 2021 include Mia Toscano (ASUN Player of the Week, Feb. 24), Sarah Steenson (ASUN Defensive Player of the Week, Feb. 24), Grace Fletcher (ASUN Player of the Week, March 3) and Jennifer Soriero (ASUN Defensive Player of the Week, March 3).
• Liberty is 11-1 in its last 12 games at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.