Bisons have an exciting day both on and off of the field in A-Sun Tournament
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Bisons have an exciting day both on and off of the field in A-Sun Tournament
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Award winners Miguel DaSilva and Garret Pettis were not able to receive their conference awards at the Atlantic Sun banquet.

The team bus and an automobile were involved in a minor accident. By the time the police had filed their reports, it was too late to attend the banquet. Lipscomb Bisons coach Charles Morrow had to find an alternate location for his team to eat lunch.

Wearing of the white: During the NCAA baseball regional at Athens, Ga., this past season the Bisons made news by donning white shoes for the first time.

While not as dramatic a change, the Bisons soccer team dressed in long-sleeved white jerseys for the first time this season in the 2-1 win over Mercer at the Eakes Athletic Complex on the Campbell University campus Wednesday. They had worn white before, but this was the first time they had worn long sleeves.

The change in uniforms was timely. The temperature was in the 50s to start the game and slipped into the 40s after the sun went down.

It's all about the shoes: Speaking of shoes, sophomore forward Miguel DaSilva has been wearing orange shoes all season. Freshman forward Garret Pettis has joined DaSilva in the fashion statement. They must work since they are the two leading scorers on the team.

DaSilva wears the colorful footwear in every game. Pettis usually saves his orange shoes for Sunday games, but decided to break them out for the tournament opener.

Page visits: Ben Page, a former record-setting forward for the Bisons, visited with the team before the Mercer game and stayed to watch the quarterfinal performance. He He played this past season for the Charlotte Eagles in pro soccer. He is also an assistant coach at Southern Wesleyan University, an NAIA school near Clemson, S.C.

Page and DaSilva are the only members of the Bisons' soccer team to earn First Team honors on the A-Sun All-Conference team. Pettis and DaSilva are the only Bisons' players to be unanimous selections to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team.