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Men's Soccer ready to begin NCAA Tournament run
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Men's Soccer ready to begin NCAA Tournament run

SEATTLE – After 14 years at the Division I level and never making it to the NCAA Tournament, Lipscomb men’s soccer looks to make history Thursday with a return trip to the College Cup after making their debut a season ago.

On Tuesday the Bisons hopped on a plane and made the trek across country the Pacific Northwest where they await the University of Washington at Husky Soccer Stadium in the first round. The match will be a 9 p.m. kickoff for fans back in Nashville.

Lipscomb (9-9-0) earned an automatic bid to the tournament after claiming its second straight ASUN Conference title last weekend with a 2-0 victory over No. 6 Stetson in the final at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.

The game will be broadcasted on Pac-12 Washington. A cable subscription to the Pac-12 Network is needed in order to watch. The best option for those wanting to watch the match would be to sign up for the 7-day free trial of Sling TV, which offers Pac-12 Network.

Live stats will be available HERE.

 

HOW THEY GOT HERE

  • On September 25 after a 1-7 start to the season – including a last second loss in double overtime at Jacksonville to open conference play - anyone not inside the locker room might have thought an ASUN regular season and tournament championship was farfetched, much less a NCAA appearance.
  • The Bisons got things rolling with back-to-back wins over No. 24 FGCU (3-2) and North Florida (2-1).
  • Two weeks later they went on the road and took down No. 10 Louisville, 3-2, before clinching the ASUN regular season championship with wins against NJIT (2-1) and Stetson (2-1) to close the regular season.
  • As the top seed in the tournament, they got a bye before taking care of No. 4 Jacksonville, 2-1, in the semis and then Stetson in the title game. 


SERIES HISTORY:

  • This will be the first-ever meeting between the Bisons and Huskies.


SCOUTING WASHINGTON:

  • The Huskies are riding high heading into the tournament having won their last four games by identical 2-0 scores and finishing the regular-season with a 12-7-0 record.
  • Washington is making its sixth trip to the NCAA Tournament in eight seasons under Head Coach Jamie Clark.
  • The Huskies are 4-4-2 in those appearances and have reached at least the third round in three of those trips. Overall, Washington is 12-23-2 in the NCAA tournament and have an 8-10-0 record in the first round, having won three of their last four.
  • Scott Menzies leads the way for the Huskies with nine goals and 18 points. He is one of six players with multiple scores.
  • Kyle Coffee is the top assist man with seven helpers, to go along with four goals.
  • Saif Kerawala has been the lead man in net with five shutouts in 13 games. He has allowed 13 goals and saved 29 shots.
  • The Huskies played five matches against top-20 teams this season, finishing 1-4 in those games. Their only win came 2-0 at home against No. 14 Akron.
  • UW’s last defeat came on Oct. 21, a 3-1 road defeat at No. 12 Stanford.

 
QUICK HITS 

  • The Bisons are making their second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.
  • With a victory on Thursday, the Bisons would have their sixth double-digit win season in program history. The previous five have come in head coach Charles Morrow’s tenure.
  • Lipscomb is led by striker Logan Paynter. The senior has put together a special season after becoming the first player in ASUN history to be named the Player of the Year, the Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Tournament MVP.
  • He also scored two goals in the championship match last Saturday to become the program’s all-time leading scorer with 35 goals. He broke the record, previously held by Garret Pettis (2008-11), with two goals in the ASUN Championship game.
  • Paynter leads the team with nine goals, three assists and 21 total points.
  • The Bisons have won six of their last seven matches. 
  • 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 1.31, and second in save percentage at .726.
  • 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.


UP NEXT
The winner of Thursday’s match will advance to take on No. 14 UCF in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m. CT.