The Friday afternoon soccer match at sunny Cofer’s Chapel Field was the regular season opener for both teams.
“There was a lot of effort expended,” Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow said. “You can’t fault our effort. There just needs to be more thought behind it. “It was a rough game but I thought from an intensity and focus standpoint I thought we were where we needed to be.”
Georgia State outshot the Bisons 10-2 and held a 5-1 advantage in shots on goal.
“We got drawn in to how they wanted to play rather than playing our style and how we wanted to play,” Morrow said. “They were able to impose their will on us and we just sort of caved into that.”
After both teams failed to score in the first half Morrow thought that he had devised a game plan to produce some offense in the second half.
“We had a good game plan in the second half on how to attack them,” Morrow said. “I don’t think we did a very good job of implementing that.”
Junior midfielder Jeremy Reid and freshman midfielder Zandar El-Hindi each had a shot for the Bisons. El-Hindi had the only shot on goal.
Georgia State presented a balanced attack with five different players credited with shots on goal. Senior forward Ayokunie Lumpkin led Georgia State with three shots.
The lone goal of the game was scored by freshman midfielder Jordan Weise with 4:43 left to play. Weise scored is unassisted goal from inside the box after being challenged by goalkeeper Brent McGee.
McGee made four saves. Georgia State goalie Vincent Foermer earned the shutout.
The Bisons are on the road Sunday night at 7 at Memphis.