|October 06, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|UNF||35:03||Lj Estes (Nick Burgess )|
|LIPSCOMB||42:12||John Wynia (Jake Zec )|
|LIPSCOMB||71:52||Zarek Jakubowski (Noah Gulden )|
|Stats at a Glance||LIPSCOMB||UNF|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (8)||10 (4)|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The fourth time was the charm for the Lipscomb men’s soccer team.
Saturday night the Bisons carried a 0-3 road record into Hodges Stadium for an ASUN matchup with North Florida. After allowing the Ospreys to score the first goal, the Purple and Gold battled back for a 2-1 win, their first on the road this season. They now have back-to-back wins in ASUN play.
“It couldn’t happen at a better time,” Lipscomb head coach Charles Morrow said of the road win. “Obviously, we have let some games go that we have regretted as the season goes on.”
LJ Estes scored the first goal of the game from the right side of the goal off a throw in at 35:03.
“Credit North Florida,” Morrow said. “The thing that kills you as coaches is they ultimately scored on something we knew was coming and we had prepped for. It was great execution and a good goal for them.”
Lipscomb tied the game in the 43rd minute on a goal by John Wynia with an assist from Jake Zec.
“It was a great cross by Jake,” Morrow said. “He played a much bigger role in this game than he had in past games.
“It is hard to believe that was John’s first college goal. He has done a great job for us and created things on the field in the past. He is a steady guy who has been around for three years.”
At the 71:52 mark of the match, Lipscomb took the lead for good on a goal from Zarek Jakubowski off an assist from Noah Gulden.
“Those were the first college minutes for Zarek Jakubowski,” Morrow said. “He has been injured the whole year. He showed the ability to score goals in training.
“Louis Robinson played all the minutes against FGCU so we decided to give him a break and put Zarek in. On his first college touch he scores a goal. It was a great run to put himself into a position to score and an even better cross by Noah.”
The Bisons improved to 3-7 overall and 2-1 in the ASUN. North Florida slipped to 2-8, 1-1 in the conference.
“I thought the guys did a great job of keeping their heads up,” Morrow said. “They had a great response to fight back and get one before the half ended.
“And in the second half we had opportunities to make the game a lot simpler than it was and that would have resulted in more goals. The guys showed great effort and resilience in making the second goal and ultimately locking things down.”
- The Ospreys hold an 8-7-1 record overall in the series. The Bisons have won the last two meetings, taking a 1-0 decision in 2017.
- Wynia and Jakubsowski scored their first goals of the season and their careers.
- Robinson led the Bisons with three shots. Ben Locke and Zec tied for second with two each. Zec led the team in shots on goal with two.
- Zec and Gulden each earned their first assists of the season.
- With four corner kicks the Bisons extended their ASUN lead in that category to 72.
The Bisons are back on the road Tuesday for a nonconference match in Indiana at Evansville. Game time is 6 p.m. They will take Sunday off and resume practice Monday.