|November 10, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||39:12||PAYNTER, Logan (GULDEN, Noah )|
|LIP||53:52||PAYNTER, Logan (LOCKE, Ben )|
|Stats at a Glance||STET||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||5 (2)||14 (6)|
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.