NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Junior forward Kevin McMahon scored twice before senior Matt Kerridge’s 25-yard strike finished off the entertaining come-from-behind effort for the Lipscomb Men’s Soccer team Tuesday night in a 3-2 win over the Jacksonville Dolphins in Atlantic Sun Conference play at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
Lipscomb (4-6-1 overall, 2-1 A-Sun)
Jacksonville (2-8-1 overall, 0-3 A-Sun)
3' – LIPSCOMB – McMahon took advantage of a Dolphins miscue, as the defender nonchalantly played a pass back towards the goal, intercepting the pass and slotting the ball inside the far post for a quick advantage for Lipscomb.
26’ – JACKSONVILLE – A Juan Arguedas cross was met by a diving header from Ejiroghene Mrabure eight yards out to knot the match at 1-1.
44’ – JACKSONVILLE – Allan Morgan gave the Dolphins a 2-1 halftime lead as he finished off a nicely lofted ball from Martin Agredo in the box from six yards out.
56’ – LIPSCOMB – Just 10 minutes into the second half McMahon found an equalizer for his first-career multi-goal game. Amid the clutter in front of the net, McMahon finished off a pass from junior Daniel Vieira.
75’ – LIPSCOMB – Matt Kerridge riffled the game-winner into the left side of the net from 25 yards out, off the double assist from Vieira and Joe Kerridge.
- Lipscomb’s win is the fifth straight against the Dolphins and it also draws the all-time series to 9-9.
- McMahon recorded his first goal since scoring the game winner against Stetson on Oct. 6, 2013.
- He is now third on the team with six total points (2g, 2a).
- Matt Kerridge’s goal was his fourth of the season. He is now tied with Logan Paynter for the team lead.
- Vieira was credited with two assists in the win. They were the first two of his career.
- After being outshot 7-6 in the first half, Lipscomb’s defense turned up the pressure holding the Dolphins without a shot after the break. The Bisons outshot JU 13-7 for the match.
- Lipscomb out-cornered Jacksonville 6-3, including a 4-0 advantage in the second half.
- Paynter finished with a team-high four shot attempts.
- McMahon put all three of his shots on target.
- Junior keeper Micah Bledsoe finished with two saves.
WHAT HEAD COACH CHARLES MORROW SAID
“First and foremost every conference win is huge, especially with only six teams on the men’s side. But having to play three conference games in a seven day stretch is really, really tough and physically taxing, so quite honestly we are now just happy to be through it. We would have much rather picked up three wins, but to come out of that stretch with two wins and a draw really gives us a chance to work towards that first-round bye and hosting duties in the conference tournament.
We have two conference games left with Florida Gulf Coast and Jacksonville, both on the road, so to get the result here tonight at home was really, really important.
It was great to see Kevin come out with a couple of goals today. A lot of time he does the dirty work in terms of pressuring and doesn’t always get the glory in terms of goals, but he is someone who works so extremely hard. It is nice to see that work pay off, I am so proud.”
Lipscomb steps away from league play this weekend for a road trip to North Carolina to take on Elon. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday.