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Sunday, September 28, 2008The Lipscomb Bisons defeated Wofford for their third shutout of the season.
Goalkeeper Patrick Walsh started for the Bisons, with Brent McGee coming in at the second half. McGee was given a red card almost three minutes into the second half, causing the Bisons to be one man down the entire second half.
Both teams played a very physical game. Wofford totaled 16 fouls and Lipscomb with 15.
“Soccer is a physical game,” said Lipscomb's TJ Williams. “Some games aren’t as physical as others. You need to be ready to play, and that we were.”
“I don’t know how physical of a game it really was,” said head coach Charles Morrow. “I don’t think the foul count or the card count was a good indication of how physical of a game it really was.”
In the first half, there were two yellow cards; one on Lipscomb’s Chase Nieri, and one on Wofford’s Kentrel Owens.
The second half consisted of five yellow cards on Lipscomb and two on Wofford.
“I know for us it was a physically demanding game because we did play a man down in the second half," said Morrow. "Any time you play down and get a result you have to feel good about that."
The Bisons open Atlantic Sun Conference play Friday night against Belmont. The Bisons enter the game having won three of their last four matches.
“We feel like we’re getting better every week," said Morrow. " That was a great weekend winning our first tournament and it being our own. We’ve consistently seen from our young guys and our team that we continue to get better every week."
“These guys are competing for time and competing for spots and that makes things very competitive.”
Miguel DaSilva leads the Atlantic Sun in goals (six) and points (13). He is second in points per game (1.86) and first in goals per game (.86)
DaSilva had two shots, and one shot on goal against Wofford.
Angel Chairez, who scored in the second half against Wofford, returns to the field this year following a knee injury last season.
Chairez had four shots, and one shot on goal in the game.
“We have a couple of guys that take set pieces," said Morrow. "Angel hasn’t really gotten that this year. Last year he was our main guy along with Kevin Terry who graduated. It was good to see Angel back, just because he had a knee injury that kept him out last spring and started him late."
“That inside foot ball is something he struggled with hurting his knee. He’s pain free and back playing well. That set piece he hit is a good indication of how he’s doing health wise and it’s good to have him back for sure.”
The Bisons will aim to another win Oct. 3rd, as Belmont will host them in the Battle of the Boulevard.
Written by Caroline Price, student assistant in the Lipscomb athletic media relations department.