NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team hits the road for its final road game of the season taking on USC Upstate at the County University Soccer Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The Lady Bisons, 9-5-2 and 3-1-1 in the Atlantic Sun, picked up their first-ever victory over Stetson Friday night defeating the Hatters 4-2. Anna Lail made her first two goals of the season against Stetson.
Emily Shuler and Ellen Lundy also recorded goals against the Hatters.
Lail collected her third goal of the season in a 2-1 loss against Florida Gulf Coast. She connected with the net after a 25-yard long shot went over the keeper’s head.
After leading the conference for several weeks, goalie Anna Buhigas dropped to second in the A-Sun with a GAA of 0.74 and a save percentage of .844. Her GAA ranks 47th in the nation while her save percentage ranks 40th.
Scouting the Spartans:
USC Upstate, 2-11-1, 0-4-1 in the A-Sun, is on a four-game losing streak after falling to Jacksonville 2-1 in overtime Sunday and North Florida 2-0 Friday.
Upstate goalie Ellen Bright ranks third in the A-Sun with 75 saves ranking her 39th in the nation.
Junior Kenzie Major leads the Spartans five goals, 36 shots, 11 points, and 19 shots on goal. She has collected two game-winning goals this season.
Major is tied for third in the conference for most goals and fifth in shots.
- The Lady Bisons are third in the conference for shots taken (214) and second for goals (26) overall. In conference-only play, the team ranks third for goals (9) and third for shots (73).
- Lundy continues to lead the team in goals (5), points (12), and shots on goal (11) while Natalie DuBoise leads the Purple and Gold in shots with 24.
- Lundy and Shuler have both recorded two game-winning goals each.
- The Lady Bisons are four shots away from the school record for most shots in a season. The current record stands at 217.
- Lipscomb’s shutout percentage of 0.625 ranks 17th nationally. The Purple and Gold have registered 10 shutouts this season, the most in school history. The match with Stetson was the team’s first victory that did not result in a shutout.
- Lail earned her first A-Sun Player of the Week award for her performances this past weekend.
- Buhigas ranks fifth in the nation for goalie minutes logging 1456:32.
- The team ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association Southeast poll for the first time in program history. The team sat in 10th for three-straight weeks before being bumped down and replaced by Mercer.