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Pettis sets new goal scoring record for Bisons in Jacksonville loss
Charles Morrow
Charles Morrow

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Freshman forward Garrett Pettis set a new single-season goal scoring record for the Lipscomb Bisons, but it wasn’t enough in an Atlantic Sun match Sunday afternoon against Jacksonville at the Ashley Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pettis scored his 11th goal, breaking forward Miguel DaSilva’s record of 10 set last season when he was also a freshman. It was an unassisted goal,

The goal at 6:42 of the first half gave the Bisons the early lead.

In the second half Jacksonville’s offense picked up the pace with forward Ramak Niakan Safi scoring two in a row at 64:23 and 73:13.

Midfielder Jonathon Jackson scored his first goal of the season for Jacksonville at 77:38 to close out the game.

Bisons goalkeeper Patrick Walsh made six saves.

Jacksonville out shot the Bisons 13-10.

The game, billed as the “A-Sun Game of the Week”, decided the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament which begins Nov. 12 at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.

Jacksonville, 10-8 overall, 7-2 in the conference, gets the first round bye.

The Bisons, making their second straight trip to the A-Sun Tournament, will be the No. 3 seed. The Bisons are 9-8-2 record overall, 5-3-1 in the conference.