|September 17, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||4:49||Jade Abarca (Maycie McKay )|
|Stats at a Glance||AKRON||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||14 (5)||14 (5)|
|September 19, 2015||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|LIP||30:03||Maycie McKay (Paige Miller )|
|WCU||51:24||Markie Studnicky (Kelly Pannell )|
|Stats at a Glance||WCU||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||9 (5)||9 (1)|
NASHVILLE – Women’s soccer has a busy weekend on the horizon as the Lady Bisons host the Lipscomb Soccer Invitational with four games taking place on Thursday and Saturday.
The tournament kicks off on Thursday with a 5 p.m. matchup between UT-Martin and Western Carolina, followed immediately by Lipscomb first’s game of the weekend against Akron.
On Saturday, UT-Martin and Akron square off at 5 p.m. Lipscomb’s game will again follow as they take on Western Carolina in the late slot.
Scouting Lipscomb’s opponents:
- Western Carolina heads into the tournament with a record of 3-3-1, with its most recent outing being a double-overtime loss to East Carolina.
- The Lady Bisons and the Catamounts have one shared opponent so far in 2015 in Middle Tennessee. Lipscomb tied the Blue Raiders 2-2 while Western Carolina lost the matchup 1-0.
- Redshirt sophomore Kasey Cooke and redshirt senior Kimberly Sullivan are tied for the team lead with two goals each. Seniors Kelly Pannell and Markie Studnicky lead with 11 shots taken.
- Akron enters the weekend with a record of 3-2-1. The Zips’ last game was a 3-0 lostt to Pittsburgh.
- Senior Katie George leads the team with four goals, eight points, 12 shots and six shots on goal.
- Junior Sarah Sivic leads with three assists and has also notched two goals, seven points, 12 shots and four shots on goal.
- Lipscomb leads the Atlantic Sun in goals allowed (6), goals against average (0.62), saves (53), and shutsouts (6). The Lady Bisons are second in the conference in shots (124), points (50), goals (19), and goals per game (2.11).
- Junior goalkeeper Anna Buhigas leads the conference in goals against average (0.62), save percentage (.893), saves (50), and shutouts (6). She leads the nation in goalkeeper minutes played with 870 and is 11th in saves.
- Freshman Maycie McKay is third in the A-Sun with five goals and fifth in shots (23) and points (9).