Liberty Captures #ASUNWSOC Regular-Season Title with 3-0 Win at Eastern Kentucky

Liberty Captures #ASUNWSOC Regular-Season Title with 3-0 Win at Eastern Kentucky

RICHMOND, Ky. ( – The Liberty Flames blanked the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 3-0 to clinch the ASUN Regular Season title, Friday afternoon at EKU Soccer Field.

With the victory, Liberty finishes its ASUN regular season unbeaten with an 8-0-2 mark and will end in the top spot when the conference's regular season ends on Sunday. Ava Goodman, Meredith King and Annie Slovak each netted goals for the Lady Flames as they recorded their 11th shutout of 2022.

Liberty extends its program-record unbeaten streak to 10 straight games and finishes its regular season with a 12-3-3. Eastern Kentucky drops to 8-6-2 overall and 4-4-2 in the ASUN play.

Scoring Summary
30' – LIBERTY – Ava Goodman (Assisted by Bridie Herman)
58' – LIBERTY – Meredith King (Assisted by Saydie Holland)
69' – LIBERTY – Annie Slovak (Unassisted)

Thoughts from Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer
"It was a great showing by the team today to get a big result on the road. Now, we can turn our focus to the [ASUN] Quarterfinals."

Key Stats & Notes

  • Liberty captures its first conference regular title since sharing the Big South regular season title with High Point in 2017.
  • Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer's team extends its program-record unbeaten streak to 10 games. Liberty has not lost since Sept. 11 at Pitt (3-2).
  • The Lady Flames recorded their 11th shutout of 2022. Liberty leads the ASUN Conference in shutouts.
  • Liberty outshot EKU, 19-5, in the contest. The Lady Flames had six shots on goal and allowed the Colonels only one.
  • Corner kicks were even at 3-3 in the contest. However, Liberty scored its first goal of the game off a corner kick.
  • Goodman and Slovak each scored their second goal of 2022 in the contest. King netted her first.
  • 14 Lady Flames have scored for the Flames this season. Liberty leads the ASUN in goals with 37.
  • Bridie Herman recorded her seventh assist of the season in the contest. The defender leads the ASUN in assists. She also leads Lady Flames with 13 points (3 g, 7 assists).
  • Ainsley Leja made one save in the contest for Liberty. She leads the ASUN in shutouts with nine. EKU goalkeeper Carly Dean recorded three saves in the match.

Next Up
Having secured the ASUN's No. 1 seed, Liberty will host an ASUN Quarterfinal match against a yet to be named opponent on Thursday. Seedings, matchups, and times will be determined with the close of the ASUN regular season on Sunday.

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