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Lady Bison's Score First Goal Of Season, But Suffer A Loss

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Sept. 3, 2005

Midfielder Dusty Shandy scored the first goal of the season for Lipscomb's Lady Bisons soccer team, but it wasn't enough.

The Lady Bisons fell 6-1 Friday night at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. Shandy's shot was the only one taken by the Lady Bisons. Valpo recorded 38 shots, 21 shots on goal.

Bethany Copeland made her second consecutive start for the Lady Bisons who fell to 0-3 for the season. Copeland recorded 15 saves in the game.

Valpo never trailed, taking the lead with forward Brittany Derksen's first goal of the game at 4:43 on a breakaway. Derksen would score two more times in the second half, at 58:37 on a cross from the right side and at 65:25 on a header off of a long pass. Her hat trick, three goals in the same game, was only the third in Valpo women's soccer history.

Forward Kendall Brown scored on a cross from the right for the first of two goals in the game at 16:32 of the first half to give Valpo a 2-0 advantage.

The Lady Bisons cut the lead to 2-1 on a penalty kick by Sandy at 23:27. The penalty was called when a Lady Bisons player knocked down in the penalty area.

Valpo outshot Lipscomb 14-1 in the first half.

In the second half, Brown scored her second goal at 45:52 with an unassisted shot from 15 yards away from the goal.

In addition to Derksen's two second half goals, midfielder Emily King scored for Valpo at 63:02.

In the second half Valpo held a 24-0 shooting advantage.

Valpo also led in corner kicks with 14, 10 in the second half, to one by the Lady Bisons.

Erin Murray played the first half in goal for Valpo. Danielle Guerra played the second half.

The six goals scored by Valpo were the second most ever in school history.

Valpo SID Ryan Wronkowicz provided details for this story.