|September 07, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||78:20||Springsteen, Caroyln (DuBoise, Natalie )|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UTC|
|Shots (on Goal)||17 (10)||5 (3)|
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team picked up its third straight shutout Sunday night defeating Chattanooga 2-0 at Finley Stadium.
The Lady Bisons, 4-2-1 on the season, improve their winning streak to three marking the first time in program history the team has won three games in a row. The Mocs fall to 1-4-0.
“Overall I was very pleased with the result tonight,” said Lipscomb head women’s soccer coach Kevin O’Brien. “We were playing a fresh and motivated Chattanooga team.
“I thought their physicality and game plan to have numbers behind the ball created some real problems for us.”
The Lady Bisons fought through a scoreless first half taking eight shots, placing four on goal, in the first 45 minutes of regulation.
“The turf and rain made it difficult to pass the ball and keep any sustained possession,” O’Brien said. “It moved so fast and skipped so awkwardly we had a difficult time controlling the ball.
“But it's all about finding a way to score, even in adverse conditions. And for that I'm pleased for our team.”
With time winding down in the second half, the score remained 0-0 until the 79th minute when sophomore Carolyn Springsteen headed home the goal with an assist from Natalie DuBoise off a corner kick.
“The first goal showed Natalie's excellent delivery on corners and Carolyn’s bravery to attack the ball,” O’Brien said.
Building off the momentum from the first goal, the Purple and Gold set up another scoring opportunity after sophomore Ellen Lundy landed a successful header in the net in the 87th minute taking a 2-0 lead.
“The header from Ellen back across the face of the goal was about as nice of a header as I've seen in a long time,” O’Brien said.
The team attempted 17 shots during the match landing 10 on goal. Lundy led the team with six shots.
Chattanooga recorded five shots on the evening with Crystal Mackezyk taking two putting both on goal. Hailey Callis, Samantha Hogan, and Melanie Arredondo each had one shot.
Sophomore goalie Anna Buhigas picked up the win posting three saves and seeing five shots by Chattanooga. She improves her record to 4-2-1.
Chattanooga goalie Taylor Mangrum made her first start of the year picking up the loss for a 0-1-0 record.
- All three games of the team’s current three-game winning streak have been shutouts.
- Anna Buhigas, Carlotta Fennefoss, Emily Rogers, Brittany Rupple, and Carolyn Springsteen were present for all 90 minutes of action against Chattanooga.
- Lipscomb saw more corner kicks attempting six while the Mocs had two.
- Springsteen claimed her first goal of the year while Lundy enjoyed her second.
- So far this season, Lundy and Shelby Auterhoff are the only Lady Bisons to start in all seven games played.
- Lipscomb has not been defeated in away competition. They sport an away record of 2-0-1 for the season.
- In 98 shot attempts this season, the Purple and Gold have converted 13 into goals and placed 49 on goal.