September 15, 20181st2ndFinal
LIP20:38DELANEY, Ihaia (LEIJA, Javier )
ETSU34:16Cameron Woodfin
ETSU56:46Danny Barlow (Serge Gomis , John Lucchesi)
ETSU77:27Bruno Andrade (Cameron Woodfin )
ETSUJosh Perryman90:0015
LIPZAPPIA, Chris90:0036
Stats at a GlanceETSULIP
Shots (on Goal)14 (9) 11 (6)
Corner Kicks65
Yellow Cards21
Men's Soccer continues slide with loss to ETSU
Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Kirk Downs
Men's Soccer continues slide with loss to ETSU

NASHVILLE – Lipscomb men’s soccer continues its recent slide with a 3-1 loss at home Saturday night to former longtime ASUN rival, ETSU.

The loss makes it four in a row for the Bisons (1-4) after opening the season with a shutout win over Belmont. ETSU improves to 3-4 with the win.

The story has been the same for the Purple and Gold during its recent struggles: score early and concede late. Friday was no different.

Lipscomb took a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute before allowing three unanswered goals behind breakdowns on defense. The score could have been much worse if it weren’t for a number of incredible saves from senior keeper Chris Zappia.

The netminder scooped up six saves to take his season total to an ASUN-leading 25. Zappia’s biggest save came five minutes after the Bisons took the lead and were whistled for a foul in the box. He made an initial save and then Bucs tried to push the rebound across, but he came up big again with a diving stop at the line.

Zappis came up with a trio of point-blanks stops in the second half as well, before ETSU finally got the go-ahead goal past him.



21’ – Ihaia Delaney got in the books with his first goal of the season to give the Bisons the first lead at 1-0. Redshirt sophomore Javier Leija played a ball forward in the box to Delaney, who dribbled at the keeper before putting it just inside the right post.

35’ – After the Bisons were whistled for a foul, the Bucs were awarded a free kick. Cameron Woodfin drilled a 30-yard strike past Zappia and into the right side of the net.

57’ – Danny Barlow put ETSU on top for the first time of the night with a ball off a rebounded corner back across the box at the far post.

78’ – The Bucs tacked on the final goal when Bruno Andrade finished a ball that was lifted over the top of the defense by Cameron Woodfin.



  • The Bisons are now 2-8-1 against ETSU all-time.
  • ETSU outshot Lipscomb 14-11 overall and 9-6 in shots on goal.
  • Lipscomb was paced by Daniel Zapata and Javier Leija who had three shots each. Leija put two on target.
  • The assist on Delaney’s goal was Leija’s team-leading second of the season.
  • Delaney scored three goals in 2017.



Lipscomb has a quick turnaround before hosting Kentucky Tuesday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with the Wildcats.