The fall sports athletic calendar is underway with several Liberty teams in action. We will provide weekly updates on all of Liberty’s NCAA Division I teams competing this fall.
Liberty’s first road meet of the 2022 cross country season was a success this past Friday evening at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational. The Flames and Lady Flames swept the men’s and women’s team and individual championships, with Nicholas Kiprotich and Calli Doan crossing the line first in the men’s 8K and women’s 6K, respectively. Liberty will compete in two different meets on Sept. 30. The Flames’ top men’s and women’s runners will travel to Notre Dame, Indiana for the Joe Piane Invitational. Another group of Lady Flames will race in the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
FIELD HOCKEY (4-3, 1-0)
The Lady Flames opened Big East conference play Friday afternoon with a 10-0 shutout victory at home over Georgetown. Liberty then traveled to Harrisonburg, Virginia to take on No. 25 James Madison. The Flames jumped out to a 2-0 lead before giving up three unanswered goals, falling 3-2. This week, the Lady Flames play at UConn on Friday at 2 p.m. and host Longwood on Sunday at 1 p.m.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-3-2, 1-0-1)
It was an unbeaten week for the Lady Flames to begin conference play. Liberty faced Stetson in the ASUN opener on Thursday night, finishing in a 1-1 draw. On Sunday, the Flames knocked off FGCU, 2-0, both games were played in Lynchburg. This week, the Lady Flames hit the road for two conference matches, playing at Jacksonville State on Thursday night at 8 p.m. and at Kennesaw State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both contests will air on ESPN+.
MEN’S SOCCER (2-2-2, 1-1)
In their only contest this week, the men’s soccer team lost at home to No. 21 Lipscomb, 2-0, the first setback in conference play. This coming week, Liberty is on the road at FGCU on Friday night at 7 p.m. and then on Tuesday at Longwood for a non-conference match.
The Lady Flames went 2-1 over the weekend in Lynchburg. Liberty swept Radford in straight sets on Friday night and then did the same to Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon. Those two wins sandwiched a 3-1 loss to Coppin State Saturday morning. The Flames will open ASUN play this weekend with two matches against Queens, first at Liberty Arena on Friday night at 6 p.m., then in Charlotte on Sunday at 1 p.m.