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Bisons end win streak against UNC-Asheville

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sept. 17, 2006

Final Stats UNC ASHEVILLE GALLERY

The Lipscomb Bisons soccer team ended a three-game unbeaten streak with 2-0 loss Sunday afternoon to UNC-Ashevillle.

"I think we missed a big opportunity there," said Lipscomb assistant coach Kevin Burk. "We played a little timid in the first half. We didn't have a sense of urgency. We were unsure of ourselves as players. We didn't attack their team at all. If we had applied more pressure we would have had a better result."

Both teams battled to a 0-0 first period tie. UNC-Asheville took nine shots and the Bisons took two. Things were more even in the second period as UNC-Asheville made six shots and the Bisons responded with 10.

"We were trying to be a little too relaxed," said Burk. "Once they scored that first one on our mistake we tried to push a couple of our players forward and they countered.

"I give credit to them. They had two great finishes on plays to score."

At the 73:58 mark of the second period J.W. Gallagher, scored unassisted for UNC-Asheville to break the deadlock. The victory was sealed at the 78-37 mark when Ian Wilmot scored an unassisted goal.

UNC-Asheville made five shots on goal with Gallagher leading the way with two. The Bisons had three players make one shot on goal _ Scott Mason, Xander Vooys and Babak Abouzar.

Goalkeeper Phillip Horner got the shutout, making three saves. Lipscomb goalkeeper Danny Prichard gave up his first goals after back-to-back shutouts. He also made three saves.

The Bisons made seven corner kick. UNC-Asheville made seven.

The loss ended a three-game unbeaten streak for the Bisons, 3-4-1, who are back in action Friday at home against Wofford.

UNC-Asheville is 2-3-0.