|October 24, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|USD||11:58||Turner, Michael (Dearmas, Torrey )|
|LIP||27:14||McMahon, Kevin (Alvarado, Ivan )|
|USD||53:08||Price, Parker (Budniewski, Eric )|
|USD||55:38||Smith, Keegan (Merlo, Jose )|
|Stats at a Glance||USD||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (5)||6 (5)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s soccer team enters senior night and the final home match of the 2015 season Saturday looking to fight two battles. While hosting San Diego at 7 p.m., the Bisons are also sponsoring the sixth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Match at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
The Bisons will honor seniors Anthony Cedano, Reece Holcombe, Kevin McMahon and Matt Kerridge before kickoff.
Lipscomb is led offensively by Logan Paynter’s five goals and 10 points. Kerridge, with four goals, has three game-winners, 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 71 corner kicks, Lipscomb continues to rank first in the conference in that category.
San Diego (7-4-2)
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On Tuesday Lipscomb got back in the win column with a come-from-behind 4-2 win over Evansville at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. Down 2-1 at the half, the Bisons came roaring back with three second-half strikes. The four goals were a season high.
Lipscomb got its scores from Ivan Alvarado (3), Paynter (5), Daniel Vieira (2) and Brandon Braumuller (1). Alvarado, McMahon, Cedano and Joe Kerridge were each credited with an assist.
The Bisons outshot UE 12-9 overall and 8-6 in shots on goal. Junior keeper Micah Bledsoe came away with four saves.
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO
San Diego brings a three-game winning streak into the match and has not lost since a 4-0 defeat at UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 27. It opened the season with a 3-0 shutout over then No. 16 California.
Nine different Toreros have scored for an offense that has 24 goals and ranks 29th in the nation, averaging 1.85 goals per outing.
Keegan Smith paces the squad with five goals and 12 points. He has put 13 of 29 shots on target. Torrey DeArmas and Djordje Babic are just behind Smith with four tallies. Michael Turner paces the team with five assists.
Goalkeeper Thomas Olsen has played all 1,210 minutes in net for the Toreros. He has three shutouts to his credit, with 46 saves, 17 goals allowed and a 1.26 goals allowed average.
Saturday’s tilt will be the first between the teams.
Lipscomb will look to improve its seeding in the conference tournament next weekend with its regular season finale at Stetson. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The Bisons, who clinched a spot in the championship after Stetson and Upstate battled to a draw on Tuesday, currently sit third in the league standings with six points.