|September 04, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||13:43||Brooke Brenner (Elizabeth Ashwood )|
|LIP||64:18||Caroline Chadwell (Maycie McKay )|
|LIP||77:33||Lindsay Brent (Emily Rogers )|
|Stats at a Glance||UTC||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||5 (2)||17 (8)|
NASHVILLE – With a 3-0 victory of Chattanooga (0-4) at home, the Lipscomb women’s soccer team (4-0-2) has now started the season with six consecutive shutouts. The six-game unbeaten start is also a program-best mark.
“It’s awesome. I’m really proud of the team,” women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “Getting a shutout isn’t just the back four and the goalkeeper, although they’ve been spectacular, it’s a team effort. We’ve got players that are committed, that cover for each other, that work for each other and that do all the little things you needs to be successful.”
The Lady Bisons got on the board early and never looked back. Freshman Brooke Brenner slotted in a goal in the 13th minute from just inside the box after sophomore Elizabeth Ashwood played the ball across the Chattanooga backline.
“You want to put together both sides of the game by putting together a strong defensive performance and a strong attacking performance as well,” O’Brien said. “By creating the amount of chances we did and utilizing the amount of players we did, helped us remain potent and create good, goal-scoring chances.”
In the 64th minute, senior Caroline Chadwell notched her third goal in the last two games. Freshman Maycie McKay sent a beeline pass to Chadwell to set up the goal in the box.
Freshman Lindsay Brent earned her first goal of the season and the third goal of the game in the 77th minute. Sophomore Emily Rogers, set up just shy of the midfield line, sent in a booming pass off of a set piece setting up Brent for the headed goal.
Freshman assisted or scored on all three goals for the Purple and Gold
“The freshmen’s impact has been great,” O’Brien said. “Quite honestly, you don’t know what they are going to provide.
“You know they’re talented in the recruiting process, but when they show up it takes different players different links of time to make the transition to the Division I game. But our group has been wonderful. They’ve made the program more competitive, and on a night like tonight, they are contributing.”
- Lipscomb’s shutout streak now stands at 580 consecutive minutes to start the season, encompassing four regulation wins and two double overtime ties. Goalkeeper Anna Buhigas currently leads the A-Sun with six shutouts.
- Florida Gulf Coast had been tied with the Lady Bisons at five consecutive shutouts, but after the Eagles gave up four goals in a loss to Cal State Fullerton, Lipscomb is in sole possession of the shutout streak record.
- Lipscomb outshot Chattanooga 17-5, and led in shots on goal 8-2.
- Lipscomb also won the corner kick battle, earning nine to the Mocs’ 0.
- Natalie DuBoise led the Lady Bisons with three shots and two shots on goal.
- Chadwell and McKay are now tied for the team lead with three goals on the season.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in play with two in-state away games. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Lipscomb will take on Vanderbilt, followed by a matchup with MTSU on Thursday at 7 p.m.