|August 22, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|WKU||34:25||MOATS, Lauren (PHIPPS, Kelly )|
|WKU||74:58||MOATS, Lauren (MOSLEY, Bria )|
|Stats at a Glance||WKU||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||14 (6)||12 (7)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team fell 2-0 to Western Kentucky in its season opener at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex Friday night.
The Lady Toppers advance their record to 1-0 while the Purple and Gold drop to 0-1.
“I was pleased with how we started the match,” said Lipscomb head coach Kevin O’Brien. “I thought it was really competitive.
“Western Kentucky’s got a good talented team. It was toe-to-toe action the entire game.”
Junior Lauren Moats scored both goals for WKU. During the 34th minute of the first half she connected on a 22-yard bender that inched just inside the right post. Sophomore Kelly Phipps assisted on the play.
“Ultimately they had a player that had just a wonderful strike,” O’Brien said. “It’s a goal you don’t see too often in women’s soccer.
“It was a beautiful goal, unfortunately it was against our team.”
Moats went on to score again in the 75th minute when Lipscomb misplayed the ball to give the Lady Toppers possession. As Anna Buhigas came out of the net and charged the ball, Moats lofted a kick over her head that rolled into the net.
“Unfortunately it was a careless giveaway late in the second half that gave up the second goal,” O’Brien said. “I think that took the wind out of us.
“I think Western Kentucky is a good team. They’re going to have a good season. It was a good test for us.”
- Lipscomb held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
- Six Lipscomb freshmen made their collegiate debut Friday night including Natalie DuBoise who attempted two shots with one on goal.
- Sophomore goalie Buhigas collected four saves on the night. WKU’s Allison Leone picked up her first clean sheet of the year with seven saves.
- WKU outshot the Lady Bisons 14-12, but fell to Lipscomb 7-6 in shots on goal.
Up next: The Lady Bisons return to action at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex Sunday as they host Alabama A&M at 2 p.m.