Oct. 4, 2006
For the second game in a row the Lipscomb men's soccer team is playing in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week.
Saturday the Bisons beat Belmont 2-0 in the featured game. Thursday night at 7 they face visiting Stetson in the top game. The Bisons are 4-1-1 in their last six games. The Bisons, 5-4-1 overall, have scored 13 goals in their five wins.
"The guys are excited," said Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow. "It is not that they want to be in the spotlight, but it is nice they are being recognized for their hard work.
"The guys are working hard. They are ready to get into the heart of the conference and see where we come out."
Forward Ben Page leads the Bisons with five goals, three of them game-winners. Freshman goalkeeper Danny Prichard is a two-time A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week with three shutouts. Page has earned A-Sun Offensive Player of the Week honors.
"The guys still don't feel like they have the respect of the conference," said Morrow. "Even though they feel good about Belmont and some of their non-conference results the conference is not ready to give us that respect until we prove we can win there."
Stetson was the A-Sun Tournament champion last year. The Bisons lost on the road in Deland, Fla., to Stetson 1-0 last season.
"They have a kid, Tanner Wolfe, up top that they put everything through," said Morrow. "He beat us last year with a free kick.
"They will be a hard-working team. They will get numbers behind the ball. They will be fairly organized with a pretty straight forward attacking line."
Stetson is 2-8-1 overall. They played Campbell, the preseason pick to win the conference, to a 1-1 tie. They have one shutout in 11 games and have given up less than two goals only twice this season.
"They have had mixed results in non-conference games, but they did the same thing last year," said Morrow. "It all came together for them in conference play last season and they did pretty well."