|October 03, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|UNF||60:09||CASTELLANOS, Josh (MORRELL, Alex )|
|UNF||86:29||D'MELLO, Aidan (MORRELL, Alex )|
|Stats at a Glance||UNF||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (7)||6 (2)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On a rainy Saturday night in Music City the Lipscomb Men’s Soccer team was unable to find any rhythm and surrendered three second-half goals to the North Florida Ospreys in a 3-0 loss in Atlantic Sun Conference play at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
Lipscomb (3-6-1 overall, 1-1 A-Sun)
North Florida (5-5-0 overall, 1-0 A-Sun)
61' – NORTH FLORIDA –Josh Castellanos broke open the scoreless game from 10 yards out when he placed the ball in the upper 90 off the feed from Alex Morrell. It was his third score of the year.
85’ – NORTH FLORIDA – Morrell had a one-on-one situation with the Bisons’ defense and was brought down in the box resulting in a penalty kick. A-Sun preseason player of the year Helge Pietschmann stepped up and drilled the PK center net for his third goal this season.
87’ – NORTH FLORIDA – Aidan D’Mello put the game away with a second Osprey’s goal within a two-minute span. Morrell got his second assist of the night on the score.
- With the loss, Lipscomb now trails 6-5-2 in the all-time series against the Ospreys.
- UNF has outscored the Bisons 6-0 in its last two meetings.
- The Bisons controlled the corner kick advantage 6-2.
- Lipscomb was only able to find three shots in each half, and was outshot 11-6 for the match. UNF put seven on frame compared to Lipscomb’s two.
- Redshirt freshman Logan Paynter and sophomore Kyle Smith paced the team with two shot attempts.
- The shutout was the fourth of the season for Lipscomb.
- Junior keeper Micah Bledsoe finished with three saves.
- UNF goalie Kyle Nasta, the reigning A-Sun Goalkeeper of the Year, recorded his first clean sheet of the season and the seventh of his career. He finished with just two saves.
WHAT HEAD COACH CHARLES MORROW SAID
“I don’t think the score is indicative of how close the game actually was; we let it get away from us there at the end. I don’t think we did a good job of preparing for them from a coaching perspective and I don’t think our guys played very well. It was just a bad combination. North Florida is definitely a team that I would welcome to play again in the tournament.
This was a tough turnaround following our midweek game at Upstate. We didn’t prepare well. They did a good job of pressuring us and we couldn’t break their lines.
We can’t mourn this loss too long because we have another quick turnaround with Jacksonville coming in here on Tuesday.”
The Bisons stay at home for its third conference game in a span of seven days when Jacksonville visits the Music City for a 7 p.m. match on Tuesday.