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Men's soccer hosts Longwood in first-ever meeting
Friday, October 24, 2014
By Kirk Downs
Men's soccer hosts Longwood in first-ever meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb men’s soccer team looks to continue its two-game winning-streak when Longwood visits the Lipscomb Soccer Complex Saturday night at 6 p.m. in a nonconference matchup.

The Bisons are coming off a 3-2 overtime victory at Central Arkansas on Tuesday and a shutout (1-0) at North Florida last Saturday.

Tuesday in Conway, Arkansas redshirt junior Matt Kerridge scored twice and assisted on another to lead the Bisons past the Bears.

Kerridge moved in a tie atop the Atlantic Sun goal leaders with seven. He is tied with teammate Luke Gearin and JJ Bostic of Stetson.

Freshman goalie Nate Davis is fresh off his first-ever league honor after grabbing the A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week after recording his second shutout of the season at UNF. He has 33 saves to 13 goals allowed and is 7-1-1 in the net for the Bisons.

Davis’ .717 save percentage ranks 4th in the conference.

Lipscomb (9-3-1, 2-1-1) currently sits third in the league standings with seven points.

The Bisons are currently No. 6 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Southeast Poll Rankings. They have found a spot in the top 10 in every edition this season.

 

SCOUTING LONGWOOD:

Longwood enters Saturday’s contest 3-9-1, 2-4-0 in the Big South. The Lancers ended a two-game winning streak Wednesday after dropping a 1-0 decision to Liberty at home.

The Lancers are led in scoring by Anthony Ugorji with four goals. He is also tied with Zach Crandall for the team lead in total points with eight. Crandall has three goals and two assists.

Carlos Canas has recorded one shutout in net for the Lancers in 12 appearances. He has corralled 50 saves and allowed 24 goals. He is 2-8-1.

The Lancers have been outshot 185-146 on the year, including a 84-51 margin in corner kicks.

Longwood is 1-4-1 on the road this season with the lone win coming at VMI (1-0) in September.

 

QUICK KICKS:

  • Saturday’s meeting will be the first-ever between the two schools.
  • Freshman Ivan Alvarado leads the team and ranks second in the A-Sun with 6 assists.
  • Senior Omar Djabi is just behind with 5.
  • Kerridge ranks 2nd in the league with 17 total points. Gearin is T-4th with 14.
  • The Bisons have outshot their opponents 177-161.
  • Lipscomb has three shutouts on the season. It had seven in 2013.

 

UP NEXT:

After the matchup with Longwood, Lipscomb will host Atlantic Sun leader Florida Gulf Coast in its last home match of the regular season next weekend. The Nov. 1 contest is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.