November 10, 20181st2ndFinal
Stetson000
Lipscomb112
Scoring
LIP39:12PAYNTER, Logan (GULDEN, Noah )
LIP53:52PAYNTER, Logan (LOCKE, Ben )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
STETLUNA, Braeden90:0024
LIPZAPPIA, Chris90:0002
Stats at a GlanceSTETLIP
Shots (on Goal)5 (2) 14 (6)
Saves42
Offsides12
Corner Kicks32
Fouls1011
Yellow Cards42
Men's Soccer chases second straight ASUN Championship
Friday, November 9, 2018
Men's Soccer chases second straight ASUN Championship

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb men’s soccer team will be trying to repeat history Saturday as the top-seeded Bisons take on No. 6 Stetson in the ASUN Conference Championship Final at 7:05 p.m. at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.

The Bisons claimed the program’s first-ever tournament championship last season after downing Jacksonville 2-1 on their home pitch, becoming the first No. 6 seed to ever win the ASUN Tournament.

The match can be watched live on ESPN+ and live stats will be available HERE.

 

LAST TIME OUT:

  • The Bisons came away with a 2-1 victory on a rainy Sunday night versus Jacksonville in the semifinals of the ASUN Championship last weekend.
  • Lipscomb scored just 13 minutes into the game with a goal from Ben Locke, before Jacksonville answered with a goal of its own just two minutes later.
  • The tie was eventually broken with a goal from freshman Zarek Jakubowski off a misplay from Jacksonville’s keeper.
  • The Bisons outshot the Dolphins 18-8 with 7 shots being on goal.
  • The win put the Purple in Gold in the ASUN Final for the second year in a row.

 

SERIES HISTORY:

  • This will be the 18th meeting between Lipscomb and Stetson with the Hatters having the all-time series lead 9-6-2.
  • The match on Friday will be the second time that the Bisons and Hatters have met in the postseason. They first met two years ago in 2016.
  • The Bisons beat the Hatters in the last regular season of the game of the year 2-1 back in October. That win was the fourth victory in the last five tries over the Hatters.
  • Lipscomb scored their two goals within two minutes of each other coming off the feet of Logan Paynter and Louis Robinson.

 

SCOUTING STESTSON:

  • The No. 6 seed Hatters were able to upset the No. 2 seed FGCU Eagles 5-4 in PK’s in their semifinal match.
  • Erwan Colas leads the Hatters with seven goals and 17 total points on the season. His three game winners are tied for the most in the conference.
  • Sebastian Chalbaud is the top assist-man for the Hatters with five on the season, which is tied for third in the conference.
  • Braeden Luna has been the main goalkeeper for the Hatters this season, as three goalkeepers have seen action this year. Luna (5-7-2) has a 1.85 goals against average with a .640 save percentage.

 

QUICK KICKS:

  • The Bisons won the regular season conference championship for the second time in program history this year and are looking to repeat as the conference tournament champions.
  • The Bisons have won five of their last six matches, including a 3-2 upset over then ranked No. 10 Louisville.
  • Logan Paynter leads the Bisons with seven goals, three assists, and 17 points this season.
  • Paynter was just one of a number of Bisons that racked up multiple awards this season. He earned Player of the Year, First Team All-ASUN, All-Academic Team, and Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.
  • Paynter is one goal behind tying the program’s all-time career goals record at 34 set by Garret Pettis (2008-11).
  • Keeper Chris Zappia has been stellar this season as he has been one of the conferences best earning him a Second Team All-Conference honor.
  • Zappia is tied for third in goals allowed with 17, second in goals-against average with a mark of 1.41, and second in save percentage at .717.
  • Lipscomb, against conference opponents, leads the ASUN in SOG percentage (.529) and assists (13).
  • John Wynia is tied for third in the conference in assists with five and is a member of the All-Academic Team.
  • Head coach Charles Morrow earned his second career ASUN Coach of the Year award this season, his first coming in 2013.