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Lady Bisons put in strongest effort of the season against Gardner-Webb

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sept. 21, 2006

Final Stats

There is no such thing as a moral victory, but Lipscomb Lady Bisons coach Jenger Parrish was proud of everyone on her team, even thought the outcome was not in the win column.

Lipscomb goalkeeper Katie Shelton turned back 13 shots, but Gardner-Webb only needed one goal in a 1-0 victory in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener for both teams at the Lipscomb soccer complex Thursday night.

"We played with heart, guts and confidence at a level I have not seen all year," said Parrish. "I saw that from each player, from those on the field to the ones on the bench who were cheering on their teammates. I couldn't have asked for a better effort."

It was the second highest saves total of the season for Shelton. She stopped 25 shots against Valparaiso in a 3-1 loss Sept. 10.

Kasey Gladhill came off the bench and scored the lone goal of the game at 35:22 shooting a low line shot from the left side the found the wide side of the net on the right. Gardner-Webb recorded 24 shots.

The Lady Bisons are back home Saturday at 1 p.m. to face Campbell in another A-Sun match.

"We are taking some good steps in the right direction," said Parrish. "We played with more intensity and more determination. We were also more organized."

The Lady Bisons had four shots, two on goal. Melissa Chambers led the team with two shots, one on goal. Sasha Sack had the other shot on goal.

The Lady Bisons are 1-9, 0-1 in the A-Sun. Gardner Webb is 8-2, 1-0 in the A-Sun.