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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Aug. 29, 2006
Overtime was not the right time this time for the Lipscomb Bisons soccer team.
After opening the season at home with a 3-2 overtime victory over Birmingham-Southern, the Bisons found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 score in overtime Tuesday night against the University of Central Arkansas.
Central Arkansas is in its first season of play on the NCAA Division I level. This was the first meeting between the two schools.
Lipscomb Coach Charles Morrow was disappointed in the performance of his team.
"I was disappointed with the whole team in pretty much all aspects," said Morrow. "I am disappointed with the job I did. We had some success doing something the last game. We went to it this game and it didn't happen. There are any number of reasons that we played poorly."
He did have praise for some players. Veteran Scott Mason played well on defense. Freshman Josh Inglebright, making his first collegiate start, also was solid at midfield. Goalkeeper Danny Prichard, also making his first collegiate start, made five saves including four in the first period.
"Scott always does a good job," said Morrow. "Danny played well. He kept us in the game in the first half."
Wade Luethy came off the bench for Central Arkansas. He managed to score the game winner at the 95:30 mark in overtime off of a pass from midfielder Jimmy Nummy.
Chris Murphy was in goal for Central Arkansas. He also made five saves, including four in the first period.
Lipscomb forward Ben Page was the game-leader in shots for the second game in a row with six. Matt Marlin led Central Arkansas with five.
Central Arkansas out-shot Lipscomb 18-15 and held a 6-5 edge in shots on goal.
"I don't feel like we transitioned well from attacking to getting organized defensively," said Morrow. "We did not handle them countering us very well."
The Bisons travel this weekend to Milwaukee, Wisc., for the Panther Invitational. They face the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and the host University of Milwaukee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
"This game should be a wake-up call," said Morrow. "We are playing two good teams this weekend. They aren't going to miss opportunities to score."