Holland Scores Twice as #1 Liberty Blanks #8 Jacksonville, 3-0

Holland Scores Twice as #1 Liberty Blanks #8 Jacksonville, 3-0

The Basics
Score:
#1 Liberty 3, #8 Jacksonville 0 (Liberty Advances)
Records: Liberty (13-3-3) | Jacksonville (6-5-5)
Location:
 Osborne Stadium (Lynchburg, Va.)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Top-seeded Liberty scored inside the first two minutes of action against #8 Jacksonville and never looked back as the Flames advanced to the semifinals of the ASUN Conference Women's Soccer Championship on their home field on Thursday afternoon, 3-0. A 1-0 halftime lead was given munch-needed cushion by Saydie Holland, who netted a pair of goals in the second half to salt away the victory. The positive outcome against the Dolphins pushes Liberty's unbeaten streak to 11-straight contests, extending the school record.

The Flames (13-3-3) put themselves on the road to victory at the 1:56 mark in the opening period when First Team All-Conference McKinley Burkett headed the ball in off a feed from Ivy Garner. Jacksonville (6-5-5) played well to get the match to halftime despite being outshot, 8-1 in the initial 45 minutes. The ball possession for Liberty continued into the second half as the hosts muscled their way to a 9-0 lead in attempts the rest of the way (17-1 advantage) en route to the win. Three different players for the Flames totaled three-or-more shots on the afternoon.

Anaya Black, JAX's All-Freshman Team selection, registered the lone shot for the Dolphins in defeat. Murphy Sheaff tallied six saves in the net for the Dolphins.

Key Notes
- Liberty rolled to victory in the ASUN Championship Quarterfinals thanks to outshooting Jacksonville, 17-1
- The Flames improved to 13-3-3 overall on the season; they're now unbeaten in their last 11 matchups
- Saydie Holland put the match away with a pair of goals in the second half; she now has four goals on the year

Up Next 
#1 Liberty advances to the ASUN Championship Semifinals on Sunday, Oct. 30, to face #5 Eastern Kentucky at 1 PM ET. Jacksonville falls to 6-5-5 as its run in the conference tournament concludes. 


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