Men's soccer beats Presbyterian 2-0 in Hyatt Place Select-Brentwood Invitational
Friday, September 19, 2008
Men's soccer beats Presbyterian 2-0 in Hyatt Place Select-Brentwood Invitational

The Lipscomb Bisons Soccer team earned their second shutout of the season in the first round of the Hyatt Place Select-Brentwood Invitational on the campus of Lipscomb University.

They beat Presbyterian College 2-0 Friday in a hard-fought match that contained nine yellow cards and one red card.

“It was a clean game for the most part,” Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow said. “Presbyterian is an up tempo team with a lot of pressure. But I felt the game was under control the whole time.”

Despite all the fouls, (Lipscomb had 3), the Bisons were able to connect with the back of the net twice, both coming in the second half of the game.

Freshman Garret Pettis from Elizabethtown, Penn. put Lipscomb on the board in the 64th minute with an assist from sophomore Angel Chairez. Twenty minutes later, redshirt sophomore Miguel DaSilva added to the lead with a combined assist from Eric Duarte and Jeremy Reid, both freshmen.

“The freshmen have been doing great,” Morrow said. “They have been making an impact right away.”

The impact is obvious as 15 freshmen saw playing time tonight, including goal keeper Brent McGee. McGee recorded two saves on the night, along with earning his first collegiate shut out.

Improving to a record of 2-4, the Bisons ended a four-game losing streak.

“We definitely had a better focus in this game,” Morrow said. “We didn’t have defensive lapses, which is something we have been working on.”

The Bisons face UNC-Asheville at 2:30 p.m. Asheville beat Belmont earlier tonight in the tournament 3-2.

Belmont will play Presbyterian at noon Sunday.

Asheville jumped out to a 2-0 lead with two goals in the first 24 minutes by Ryan Haupt and Branden Lassen. Belmont came back in the second half to tie the game with goals by Will Moorad at 69:19 and Brett Parker at 72:48.

Asheville’s Bryan George scored the game-winner at 78:07 with an assist from Caleb Alexander.

Morrow would like to see the Bisons win the first ever tournament hosted by the soccer program.

“This is our first opportunity to win a tournament here at home and our first opportunity to win a tournament in our program’s history,” Morrow said. “It would be great to win in front of our fans.”

Written by Katie Haab, student assistant in athletics media relations.