Oct. 29, 2006
Four Bisons players participated in their last soccer game for the Lipscomb Bisons Sunday afternoon against Alabama A&M at the Lipscomb Soccer complex.
The Bisons lost 3-0, closing out the regular season with a 5-11-2 record. Alabama A &M is 6-8-1.
The four players honored before the game played major roles in the development of a program that started from scratch but became a team last year that set records for most victories; best winning percentage; most goals scored in a season; most goals scored in a game; as well as most assists, shots, and points scored in a season. These four seniors have been instrumental in cultivating a program that is defined by progress, accomplishment, and success.
• Tim Hunter, a defender from Morgan Hill, Calif., came to Lipscomb in 2005 after playing two years at De Anza Community College in Cupertino, California. He is a Political Science major and a member of the 2005-06 Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team who has played in 28 career games for the Bisons. He is the son of Kathy and Dan Hunter.
• Tyler Johnson, a midfielder from Knoxville, has played in 50 matches as a Bison, the fourth highest total in the history of the program. He has recorded 17 shots and one point. An Art major and a four-year letter winner, he is the son of Barb and Phil Johnson.
• Robert Mott, a fifth-year senior goalkeeper from Nashville, Robert ranks fifth in "Goalie minutes" in Lipscomb Soccer history and combined for a shutout versus Centenary in 2005. A member of the Atlantic Sun All-Academic team in 2003, 2004, and 2005; Robert is a Journalism major and the son of Lynn and John Mott of Nashville.
• Despite sitting out both the 2003 and 2004 seasons due to injury, Scott Mason has scored 10 goals, more than any other Bison player. He ranks first in career points with 25, third in career assists, and third in career shots. He has played in 50 Lipscomb soccer matches and last year became the first soccer player in our history to be named Atlantic Sun Offensive Player of the Week. He also holds the school record for most goals and most points in one game for his four-goal, nine-point performance against Centenary in 2005. A Communications major, Scott is also a member of the Atlantic Sun All\-Academic Team. He is the son of Debra and Steven Mason of Long Beach, Calif.
Mott was in goal for the Bisons in his final game. He made four saves. Alabama A & M made 19 shots, seven of them shots on goal. Henry Kabeta, Lwazi Maziya and MfanaFuthi Bhember scored for the winners.
The Bisons made 13 shots, five of them shots on goal. Forward Ben Page led the team with six shots including three shots on goal.
Paul Nance contributed to this story.