Liberty women’s soccer opens season at Virginia Tech

LibertyLiberty women’s soccer will kick off its 2019 season on the road against in-state opponent, Virginia Tech.


Liberty at #25 Virginia Tech

Game Date: Thursday, Aug. 22

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: ACC Network

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Bailey Angle

Color Analyst: John Caudill

Liberty Notes

  • Liberty returns 18 letter winners, including ASUN All-Conference selections Cora Duininck, Madison Ellis, Gabrielle Farrell and Zoe Gaffney.
  • Liberty also adds nine newcomers to the team, including North Carolina transfer, Nicole Crutchfield, who played in last season’s NCAA College Cup Championship.
  • Liberty’s junior goalkeeper, Melody Jayroe, was selected as the ASUN’s Fan-Voted Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year.
  • The Lady Flames were picked fourth in the ASUN Preseason Coaches Poll after finishing fifth in 2018 with a 5-3 conference record.
  • Liberty head coach, Lang Wedemeyer, began his playing career at Virginia Tech where he was voted the Hokies’ top defensive player in 1991 and 1992.
  • Liberty has played Virginia Tech the last two seasons in the preseason during exhibition games.
  • Wedemeyer welcomes two new assistant coaches this season to the staff in Brandon West and Audrey Adkison.
  • Starting with Clemson in Liberty’s final exhibition, Liberty will face three straight ACC opponents, including back-to-back ranked opponents in VT and UVA.

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