|September 14, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||68:11||Lundy, Ellen (Lail, Anna )|
|Stats at a Glance||SAM||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||8 (2)||15 (9)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team added another win to an already record-breaking season defeating Samford 2-0 Sunday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
“It was a great performance by our girls,” said head women’s soccer coach Kevin O’Brien. “From the opening whistle we were on the front foot, which we haven’t been all season. We’ve had more defensive game plans in a lot of games and have been good on the counter-attack.”
“We said going into the game that after the performance at Vanderbilt, we felt like we could open up a little bit and play a little more of an attacking style. And we came out tonight and that’s exactly what we did.”
After the first 45 minutes of regulation, the two teams went into halftime with a scoreless game. Lipscomb attempted 11 shots in the first half while Samford only took four.
Returning for the second half, the team maximized the offense ultimately leading to two goals scored by sophomore Ellen Lundy.
“The two goals were great efforts by the team, and I just happened to be the one who put them in,” Lundy said. “Anna Lail had an awesome cross, and I just had the ability to put it away.”
Lundy picked up the first goal of the night in the 69th minute after Lail's successful assist.
“In the second half, I felt like Samford picked it up,” O’Brien said. “It was a really tight game up until that point when Anna Lail squared the ball and Ellen Lundy scored.”
Later in the 81st minute, Lundy drilled a shot that rolled past the goalie to give the Lady Bisons the 2-0 lead.
“The second goal was just an unlucky touch by the keeper, and I just happened to be there and get lucky enough to score that one,” Lundy said. “We just had a great team effort and we’re really excited to build off this. We deserved to win this game.”
Lipscomb advances to 5-3-1 on the season while Samford falls to 4-4.
- Sunday’s match was Lipscomb’s first victory against the Bulldogs improving the series record to 1-2.
- Brittany Rupple and Lyndie Donegan sat out Sunday night due to concussions while Baylee Linnell missed the game for a hamstring injury.
- Lipscomb attempted 15 shots overall and Samford finished the night with eight.
- Sophomore goalie Anna Buhigas recorded two saves increasing her record to 5-3-1.
- Samford goalie Anna Maddox took the loss dropping her record to 4-4 making seven saves.
- Emily Shuler led the Purple and Gold taking three shots placing two of them on goal.
- Jade Abarca made her first start of the year against Samford recording one shot of her own.
- Samford defeated No. 18 Auburn Friday night 2-1.
Up Next: The Lady Bisons travel to Tuscon, Arizona Friday Sept. 19 to face off with Arizona before heading to Phoenix to clash with Grand Canyon University Sunday Sept. 21.