Lynchburg, Va. – Liberty finished the game on a 9-0 run en route to winning 21-5 on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va. in the Big South opener for both teams. Freshmen, Kelly Hyman with two goals and one assist, and Sarah Marshall with two goals, led the way for the Blue Hose. Kayla Koch tied her career high with 15 saves and Megan Dreyer finished with a career high eight draw controls.
Player of the Game
The goal keeper, Koch, had a career high tying 15 saves on the afternoon for a season high 44.1 save percentage. Marshall and Hyman each had their fifth multi-goal performances of the season and for Hyman it was her fourth straight. Dreyer also added eight draw controls in the contest.
Stat of the Game
Liberty took 51 shots in this contest, the most shots by any PC opponent this season.
Defense was the story of the game over the first 12 minutes of action as the two teams combined for three goals as Liberty led 2-1. Over the final 18 minutes of the half Liberty outscored the Blue Hose 9-3 in taking an 11-4 lead at the intermission. Marshall notched her fifth multi-goal game of her freshman season with two first half goals. Hyman also had two points in the first half with one goal and one assist.
PC scored its fifth goal of the game making it a seven goal game at 12-5 early in the second half behind Hyman’s second goal of the contest. Liberty then finished the game on a 9-0 run to win 21-5.
For the Record
PC moves to 2-9 and 0-1 in the Big South while Liberty moves to 8-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
Koch tied her career high with 15 saves and set a season high with a 44.1 save percentage.
Hyman finished with a team high three points on two goals and one assists. This was her fourth straight game and fifth overall with multiple goals scored.
Marshall also had her fifth multi-goal game of the season as she scored two.
Hudson Roarick had a season high four ground balls in the game.
Megan Dreyer had a career high eight draw controls.
The Blue Hose return to the Palmetto State as they travel to Winthrop on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m.