August 21, 20221st2ndFinal
LIB05:00Rachel DeRuby
LIB22:26Annie Slovak (Saydie Holland )
LIB83:49McKinley Burkett
LIB88:30Grace Spade
ETSUBlair, Ashton90:0049
LIBLeja, Ainsley90:0005
Stats at a GlanceETSULIB
Shots (on Goal)8 (5) 23 (13)
Corner Kicks45
Yellow Cards01
Bucs travel to Liberty for a Sunday afternoon matchup
Bucs travel to Liberty for a Sunday afternoon matchup
Saturday, August 20, 2022

ETSU will face-off with Liberty for the first time since 2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2022) – Following a draw in the season opener, the ETSU women’s soccer team will hit the road for the first time this season as they travel to Lynchburg, Va., to take on Liberty Sunday afternoon in Osborne Stadium. Both squads are looking for their first win of the season as they opened the season with draws.  


ETSU at Liberty

Sunday, August 21 | 1 p.m. | Lynchburg, Va.

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  • ETSU opened its season with a 2-2 tie Thursday night against Gardner-Webb. The Bucs gave up two goals in the first half but rallied back to score two of their own goals in the final 20 minutes of the match.
  • The new class of signees had an immediate impact with a couple of freshmen, Kinsten Evans (Nolensville, Tenn.) and Selena Wimbish (Chula Vista, Calif.) not only making their debut but also their first collegiate start.
  • Freshman defender Aliyah Cooper (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored her first collegiate goal coming off the bench for the Bucs.
  • Junior forward, Emma Arnold (Bristol, Tenn.) also scored her first collegiate goal for the Blue and Gold on Thursday evening.
  • The Bucs head into Sunday’s game with a 0-0-1 record.



  • The Lady Flames are coached by Lang Wedemeyer, who is starting his sixth year as head coach for Liberty.
  • In 2021, Liberty posted a 11-6-1 overall record, winning more than half of their games at home.
  • The Lady Flames opened their season Thursday night at Appalachian State in Boone, N.C. The game ended in a 0-0 draw after Liberty attempted 18 shots, with three of them being on target. In a defensive effort the Lady Flames held Appalachian State to a total of four shots, with only two of them being on target.
  • The Lady Flames look to fill the spots of their two leading goal scorers who scored a combined 15 of the 35 goals from a season ago.
  • Liberty enters Sunday’s matchup with an overall record of 0-0-1.



  • In the short series of two games, the Bucs have yet to record a victory against Liberty going 0-2.
  • The last time the two teams met the game ended in a 1-0 loss for ETSU in Johnson City in 2009.
  • The Bucs seek their first win against Liberty in program history on Sunday.

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