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Friday, September 05, 2008The Lipscomb Bisons and Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) finished tied in several categories except the most important one.
Both teams made eight shots with both teams taking three in the first half and five in the second. Both teams attempted three shots on goal.
But one of those three shots for UMBC found its way past freshman Lipscomb goalkeeper Patrick Walsh Friday night for a 1-0 win in the first round of the Adidas Kick-Off Classic in Baltimore, Md.
"Our guys aren't happy," said Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow. "They felt like they let one slip away."
Walsh made two saves. But at the 72:18 mark of the second half Dustin Dzwonkowski scored for UMBC with a shot from 22 feet out that went over Walsh's head.
"They finished their opportunity," Morrow said. "They are a good team."
Freshman forward Andrew Chamberlain led the Bisons in shots with two.
While the players might be upset Morrow was pleased with effort by his team despite the outcome.
"We lost, but after the game it was like `good job guys', "said Morrow. "We outplayed them, but we couldn't find the back of the net.
"We have continued to improve. We are showing some good things. I'm proud of the effort of our guys."
The Bisons will continue play in the tournament Sunday at 11 a.m. when they face the United States Naval Academy.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to play Navy," Morrow said. "They have a very physical team with very big and athletic guys. We will play our game and see what happens."
The Bisons are 1-2-0. UMBC raised its record to 2-1-0.
"We had a volley from six yards out and just couldn't score," Morrow said. "But I am really excited about the way they responded. We played a complete game. If we continue to play like this we will win a lot of games."