Region roundup: Liberty women’s soccer knocked out in ASUN quarterfinals | College

Region roundup: Liberty women’s soccer knocked out in ASUN quarterfinals | College

Maddy Lemergy scored off an assist from Nerea de Diego in the 87th minute, Carly Dean stopped all six shots she faced, and Western Kentucky ended Liberty’s season with a 1-0 triumph in the ASUN Conference women’s soccer tournament quarterfinals Friday night at Lipscomb Soccer Complex in Nashville, Tennessee.

EKU (9-9) advances to the semifinal round and will face Lipscomb on Sunday.

The Flames (11-7-1) were unable to repeat as ASUN tournament champions after winning the league title in the spring and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

Liberty held a 6-3 edge in shots on goal, but was unable to find a way to get the ball by Dean.

Flames goalkeeper Randy Palacios, a second-team all-ASUN selection, stopped two shots, but was unable to stop the game-winner.

Liberty defender Madison Ellis was named to the ASUN first-team all-conference squad, and senior forward Kasey Jamieson was tabbed the ASUN women’s soccer scholar-athlete of the year for the second straight season.

No. 8 Liberty 2, No. 16 Old Dominion 1

Lizzie Hamlett scored the game-winner with 39 seconds remaining as the Flames (15-2, 7-0 Big East) secured their first outright Big East regular-season title by edging the Monarchs (13-4, 5-2) at Liberty Field Hockey Field.

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