The Liberty University softball team sits atop the Big South standings and until Tuesday night's doubleheader split with Virginia Tech, the Flames had won 13 in a row.
Liberty is now 32 and 17 overall and the Flames still have plenty of work to do if they hope to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Coach Dot Richardson who is now in her fourth season in Lynchburg.
But her team is starting to show signs of what she envisioned when she took over the program.
"The program has come so far in just a short period of time," Richardson says, "but it takes a culture, and that championship culture really begins with the team feeling cohesive. Wanting to be there with a selflessness, caring about others more than yourself. We see moments of that selfish time when we're thinking about ourselves, but quickly these girls start realizing it's about everybody else. It's about a team, it's number one, and just growing as a team, we realize that we can play with the best."