NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s soccer team has announced its spring schedule for 2014.
- Feb. 22 – vs. Lindsey Wilson College (4 p.m.)
- March 1 - at Evansville (3 p.m.)
- March 29 – at Memphis (5 p.m.)
- April 5 - Lipscomb University College Soccer Spring Showcase (T.B.A.)
- April 12 – Belmont (6 p.m.)
Lipscomb University College Soccer Spring Showcase Lineup
- First Round Games:
- Belmont vs. Memphis
- Lipscomb vs. Kentucky
- UAB vs. Lindsey Wilson
- Second Round Games:
- Lipscomb vs. UAB
- Belmont vs. Lindsey Wilson
- Kentucky vs. Memphis
“We are very excited about the quality of opponent we have set up for the spring,” Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow said. “Coming off of the successful season we had in the fall it was imperative that we bring in some great competition this spring. And I think we are getting that with this schedule.
“There should be some great games. We are looking forward to having a great crowd at each match. The ‘showcase’ weekend should be an awesome event and we are excited to be hosting here at Lipscomb. Most of all we are just ready to get back on the field.”
The Bisons will open the spring on Feb.22 at 4 p.m. when Lindsey Wilson College, a nine-time NAIA National Champion, visits the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
The Blue Raiders finished the season 17-4-2 and ranked No. 3 in the NAIA Postseason Top 25 poll.
On March 1, Lipscomb will travel to Evansville for a 3 p.m. matchup.
The Bisons and Purple Aces met in Nashville on Oct. 29, with EU taking a 1-0 decision on a goal in the 32nd minute from Nick Schroeder.
The Purple Aces finished 2013 with a 10-8-1 overall record.
To close the month of March, the Bisons will travel to Memphis, Tenn. to face the Memphis Tigers. Game time is set for 5 p.m. on March 29.
The Tigers finished the fall with an overall record of 9-8-1, including a win over then No. 21 ranked Charlotte. Memphis also faced Atlantic Sun foe ETSU, playing to a 0-0 draw.
On April 5th, the Bisons will host the Lipscomb University College Soccer Spring Showcase. The tournament will consist of six teams, in addition to Lindsey Wilson College and Memphis, the other participants will be Belmont, UAB and Kentucky.
“We want to use this showcase as an eye-opener to our local soccer kids,” Morrow said. “We have some top flight competition coming in and it will not only be a great opportunity for us, but also for the local community to see the type of program we are building here at Lipscomb.
“Lipscomb soccer is growing. And with the returning starters we have coming back, this should be a special year for us. We want to give the local kids an opportunity to see some top-flight soccer. We want the stands to be packed for each and every game this spring. It is an exciting time for Lipscomb and we want everyone to get everyone involved.”
The showcase will consist of two rounds of games with games played at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex and also the Lipscomb practice field.
In round one, Lipscomb will face Kentucky, Belmont will matchup with Memphis, while UAB takes on Lindsey Wilson.
During the first round, two games will be played at 9 a.m. and the final game at 11 a.m.
After a short break, the second round will begin with two games at 3 p.m. and the final match of the showcase at 5 p.m.
Second round matchups include Lipscomb against UAB, Belmont facing Lindsey Wilson and Kentucky battling Memphis.
The Bisons will wrap up the spring on March 12 against cross-town rival Belmont at 6 p.m.
Lipscomb opened 2013 with a 3-1 victory over the Bruins on Aug. 30 at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.