|October 20, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||4:20||Alvarado, Ivan (McMahon, Kevin )|
|LIP||48:34||Paynter, Logan (Cedano, Anthony , Kerridge, Joe)|
|LIP||68:09||Vieira, Daniel (Alvarado, Ivan )|
|Stats at a Glance||UE||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||9 (6)||12 (8)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb Men’s Soccer team returns to the pitch for a nonconference midweek tilt against Evansville Tuesday at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex at 7 p.m.
With one more point, Lipscomb will clinch its ninth-consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament appearance, the longest such streak in the league.
The Bisons are led offensively by Matt Kerridge and Logan Paynter, who have scored four goals each. Three of Kerridge’s four scores have served as game-winning tallies, which is tied with Upstate’s Gordon Wild and North Florida’s Milan Kovacs for the conference lead.
His five career game-winners are the most by any active A-Sun player.
With 69 corner kicks, Lipscomb continues to rank first in the conference in that category.
On Saturday the Bisons dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 22 Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers. The Eagles exploded for four second-half goals after playing even in the first 45 minutes of action. Logan Paynter and Ivan Alvarado led the team with three shot attempts each.
Evansville brings a seven-game losing streak into the match and has not won since a 1-0 victory against Marshall on Sept. 13.Their only other win this season came against Belmont, 2-1.
The Purple Aces have been outscored 32-12 so far this season, including 21-5 on their current skid.
Senior forward Mark Gonzalez paces the offense with four goals and 10 points. He has put 8-of-25 shots on target.
Sophomore Ian McGrath, with two goals, is the only other Purple Ace with multiple tallies. Freshman Zac Blaydes has collected three of the team’s 13 total assists this season. Gonzalez and McGrath are just behind with two.
Sophomore Matthew Keller and freshman Greg Niven have split goalkeeping duties, with Keller seeing action in six matches while Niven has played in eight.
Niven has started the last six matches between the pipes and brings in a 0-6 record. He has collected 26 saves and allowed 18 goals. Keller (2-4) has 31 saves to 14 goals allowed and one shutout to his credit.
Tuesday’s tilt will mark the seventh meeting in the all-time series with Evansville leading 3-1-2. Lipscomb won last season’s contest in Evansville, 2-0. The Bisons are 0-2-1 against the Purple Aces in Nashville.
Lipscomb will host San Diego at 7 p.m. Saturday night in its regular season home finale. The match will serve as senior night for the Bisons.