|September 11, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|CAM||7:11||FARIAS, Bradley (SIGNEY, Josh )|
|CAM||48:44||CLEMMONS, Michael (FARIAS, Bradley )|
|LIP||54:33||Paynter, Logan (Cedano, Anthony )|
|Stats at a Glance||CAM||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||12 (8)||14 (6)|
|September 13, 2015||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||APP||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||20 (7)||14 (3)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After a week long layoff the Lipscomb men’s soccer team is ready to get back to action this weekend with a pair of matches in the Belmont Invitational at E.S. Rose Park.
The Bisons (1-2) are scheduled to square off with Campbell at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 before taking on Appalachian State at 12:05 on Sunday.
After getting off to a rough start in 2015, dropping games against Belmont and Eastern Illinois, Lipscomb bounced back last Thursday with a 2-1 upset of No. 10 Xavier at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
Sophomore forward Ivan Alvarado scored the game-winner in the 27th minute for his team-leading second goal of the season. With the Bisons trailing 1-0 midway through the first half, junior Daniel Vieira connected on an equalizer for his first-career goal.
Junior goalkeeper Micah Bledsoe had his best game of the season against the Musketeers, collecting seven saves and picking up his 12th career win in the decision. The Ohio native is currently third in the league with 12 saves on the season and his .667 save percentage and 2.00 goals against average both rank fifth.
Although the Camels lead the all-time series 5-3-1, the two sides have not met since Campbell’s departure from the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2010. The meeting saw Lipscomb defeat CU 5-1 in the opening game of the A-Sun Tournament.
Campbell (0-3) competed in the Wrightsville Beach Classic hosted by UNC Wilmington last weekend, dropping a pair of decisions against Elon (2-0) and the Seahawks (6-2).
Sophomore forward Bradley Farias leads the team with a pair of goals, while sophomore midfielder Marco Perez has the only other score on the team. The goal was the first of his collegiate career.
Of the starting 11 against Elon, 10 players were underclassmen. Only redshirt senior Ricki Gaez represented the squad's upperclassmen in the starting lineup.
Junior Tunji Osifeso and freshman Josh Signey were named to the Wrightsville Beach Classic All-Tournament Team for their performances in the two matchups. Signey played all 180 minutes as an anchor in the midfield for the Camels, while Osifeso notched his first point of the season with his assist on Perez's goal.
Goalkeeper Matthew Mozynski has started all three games in net for the Camels, surrendering 10 goals in 251:54 minutes of action. He has six saves and 3.57 goals against average.
Campbell has been slightly outshot this season 34-33 and is even in shots on goal at 17-17. The Camels have come away with a 16-11 advantage in corner kicks.
Scouting Appalachian State:
The Mountaineers enter the weekend 1-1 on the year after a season-opening 3-2 loss to North Florida and a 2-1 win over ETSU on Wednesday in their home opener.
Lipscomb and Appalachian State have met just two times in the series history, with the Apps leading 1-0-1. The last meeting between the teams came in 2013 when App State visited Nashville and left with a 2-2 draw. The previous meeting came in 2001 – a 2-0 Appalachian State win.
Junior forward Stephen Chapman has been the primary offensive catalyst so far this season, scoring three of the team’s four goals. He has put four of his five shots on frame, nailed a game-winner and also connected on a penalty kick.
Cooper Coughlin has the Mountaineers other goal. Four other players have recorded a point on the season.
Paul West has been the net minder for Appalachian State, playing all 180 minutes between the pipes. The 6-foot-4 redshirt senior has come up with eight saves and a .667 save percentage on the year.
As a team App State has been outshot 31-15, but is even in the corner kick department at 8-8.
- Five newcomers have seen action so far this season, with four of them drawing at least one start.
- Redshirt freshman Logan Paynter leads the team with seven shot attempts on the year, while Alvarado is just behind with six. Alvarado has put five of his shots on frame to lead the squad.
- Lipscomb will try to win its first game away from home this season. Including the exhibition matches the Bisons are 0-3 on the road.
Next weekend the Bisons return to the Lipscomb Soccer Complex to host the 8th Annual Hyatt Place Select Lipscomb Invitational. The Purple and Gold will welcome Georgia Southern, IUPUI and Belmont to the invite. The tournament will feature two games on Friday, Sept. 18 and two on Sunday, Sept. 20