|October 05, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|MEM||39:23||MORSE, Jackson (FAHLING, Burke )|
|Stats at a Glance||MEM||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (8)||11 (7)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s soccer team returns to the pitch Wednesday for a nonconference tilt against Memphis at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex at 7 p.m.
The home match could not have come at a better time for the Bisons, who failed to pick a win in their last three matches- all on the road.
Lipscomb (5-4-1) has almost been perfect when playing in front of its home fans this season, posting a 4-1 mark with the only loss coming in overtime to Mercer, and will look to use the home-field advantage to get back to its winning ways.
The match will be broadcasted live on ASUNTV and will also have live stats available.
LAST TIME OUT:
The Bisons closed out a three-game road trip Saturday with a 3-0 loss to North Florida in ASUN Conference play. The Ospreys got two quick goals from Andrey Rosales in the first 12 minutes of action before tacking on another in the waning minutes.
Lipscomb had plenty of opportunities to find the net after halftime, but none more so than two penalty kicks just 10 minutes apart. Ivan Alvarado and Ivan Sakou each had their attempt blocked by UNF’s keeper Juanes Fajardo, the ASUN Defensive Player of the Week.
Memphis brings an overall record of 5-4-1 to Nashville after going winless in its last two matches – a 2-1 loss to Cincinnati and a 0-0 draw with Temple.
On the year 11 different players have scored, but it is Jackson Morse who paces the Tigers with three goals while Carlos Hurtado, Rimington Pimm and David Zalzman have each dished out a pair of assists.
In 906:30 minutes of play, goalkeeper Jake Leeker has a 0.772 save percentage with 44 saves and four clean sheets.
The team’s 0.50 shutout percentage is 25th best in the nation. Offensively Memphis has been outshot 130-124, but is still outscoring the opponents 15-13.
- Lipscomb is 1-5 all-time against Memphis, including a 1-3 mark at home. The lone win came in 2014 when the Bisons rallied from a two-goal deficit to knock off the Tigers 4-2 in what was one of the most exciting home games in program history.
- The Bisons are 4-1 at home this season and have won their last two.
- Senior Josue Chavez scored twice in the match, including the game-winner in the 62nd
- Logan Paynter is tied for third in the ASUN with five goals. His 12 total points are third most.
- Sakou is second on the squad with three goals and eight points.
- Paynter, Chavez, Sakou and Brandon Braumuller are tied for a team high two assists.
- 10 different players have recorded an assist for Lipscomb while nine have registered goals.
- Micah Bledsoe’s 31 saves are second most in the league, while his .721 save percentage and 1.28 goals against average are fourth-best.
- Junior Ivan Alvarado currently sits atop the ASUN active career assist leaders chart with 12. No other league player has more than eight. Alvarado is also second in career points (30).
- Chavez (25) and Paynter (24) sit tied for fourth and sixth on the ASUN’s career points chart, respectively.
- Paynter is second on the active career goals lead with 11, while Chavez and Alvarado are each tied for sixth with nine scores.
- Bledsoe moved into a tie for 10th on the all-time career shutout list in ASUN history after posting a clean sheet against Stetson. He currently has 14 for his career and four this season.
Following the match with Memphis, the Bisons return to league play to host USC Upstate at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. Saturday.