LYNCHBURG, Va. – Midland University dropped a three-game series over the weekend to Liberty University on the road in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Warriors played the Flames tough in the opening 20 minutes of play each game but ultimately fell 9-0, 7-1, and 9-0 to the defending ACHA Women’s Division 1 National Champions.
On Friday the Flames staked a 1-0 lead after the opening period and then opened the flood gates in the second. After coming out of the locker room Liberty scored six goals in less than 10 minutes of action and then cruised to the shut out win. They outshot Midland 62-8 and committed just one penalty compared to the Warriors three.
Saturday’s game saw the Flames and Warriors play close once again in the first period. After giving up a power-play goal at the 12:28 mark of the first, Midland responded with their lone goal of the weekend. Mackenzie Bertolas scored off a pass from Robin Hatcher to tie the game at the 13:10 mark.
Things would stay knotted 1-1 up until the 7:44 mark of the second when Liberty scored another power-play goal. They would add four more scores before the end of the period and then a pair of goals in the third for the 7-1 victory. Liberty outshot Midland 54-10 in the second game.
On Sunday the Warriors defense limited the shot attempts by the Flames, holding them to just 22 shots on goal. Liberty was still able to light the lamp plenty of times as they scored nine goals again and held Midland to no goals on 10 shots.
Liberty scored twice in the first period, once off the power-play. They added three in the second and then four more over the final 20 minutes of action.
McKenna Gehner took the loss in games one and two for Midland while Andrea Schreiber earned the defeat in the third game.
Midland (8-5) will take a weekend off before hitting the road for another lengthy trip. They’ll travel to Minot, North Dakota for a pair of games November 15-16.