Our final fall sports update this year as the calendar has come to an end for all Liberty teams in action outside of the football and volleyball squads. Here’s a final wrap-up on how all the teams fared this season:
Liberty’s Cali Doan and Nicholas Kiprotich each earned all-region medals at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships. The men and women both placed 9th in the final team standings and did not advance to nationals.
FIELD HOCKEY (12-8, 6-1)
No. 2 Maryland scored on a penalty stroke in double overtime, lifting the Terrapins to a 2-1 win over No. 13 Liberty in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship. The season comes to an end, but it was a strong performance against a very good opponent on the road. The Lady Flames took a 1-0 lead at the 34:28 mark before Maryland tied it up later in the quarter.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (14-3-4, 8-0-2)
The No. 1 seed Lady Flames fell to No. 2 FGCU in penalty kicks, 4-3, in the ASUN Championship. Liberty took a 1-0 advantage in the first half. The Eagles would tie the match during the 85th minute, eventually sending the game to penalty kicks after two scoreless overtime periods. The season comes to an end in disappointing fashion, but it was a tremendous campaign for the Lady Flames.
MEN’S SOCCER (3-6-6, 1-4-3)
Liberty lost to North Florida, 1-0, on Friday in Jacksonville and then played to a 2-2 tie at Queens on Tuesday. This brings to an end a disappointing season as the Flames are not one of the six teams that qualified for the ASUN Tournament.
VOLLEYBALL (23-8, 14-2)
It was a thrilling week of action in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2022 ASUN Volleyball Championship. The No. 1 seed Lady Flames entered the week having won 10 straight matches, losing only six sets throughout the run. On Thursday night, Liberty would have to come from behind and barely hang on to win in five sets against 8-seed Stetson. Friday night, against the host and 4-seed Lipscomb, the Lady Flames utilized all five sets once again to advance to the championship. In the final, No. 2-seed FGCU swept Liberty in straight sets. As the regular season conference champ, Liberty now gets to compete in the 2022 NIVC.