STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Lipscomb (2-0-1) women’s soccer team earned its second consecutive win over a Southeastern Conference opponent with a 1-0 win over Mississippi State (1-2-0) on the road.
"What a fantastic result for the players, the program, and Lipscomb University," said Lipscomb women's soccer head coach Kevin O'Brien. "We are thankful to God for giving us this platform of soccer to serve Him.
"For the last four years I’ve admired other programs in the athletic department that could go toe-to-toe with their power five conference opponents and hoped that we’d one day join their ranks. It’s exciting that the day has officially arrived."
The Lady Bisons topped Vanderbilt 2-0 during its opening weekend of play, giving the program its first two wins over a team from the SEC in school history.
"Having played against MSU in 2015, we knew the game was going to be fast paced, very physical and direct," O'Brien said. 'Thankfully, the players prepared well and executed a great game plan that led to the result."
Redshirt-junior Ellen Lundy slotted in the only goal of the game in the 15th minute of action. Lundy scored off a corner kick from junior Natalie DuBoise. The goal was Lundy’s first of the season.
"Every match presents different challenges, and we knew we needed to be strong defensively as a group," O'Brien said, "MSU’s team speed will be one of the best we see all year, and thankfully tonight our collective defending was excellent.
"If they beat one bison, there was always a teammate there to provide cover and support. I don’t think State will be shut out too many times this year, and I’m impressed our girls did the job that was necessary to get that done."
Goalkeeper Anna Buhigas earned her second shutout of the season, notching nine saves off of the Bulldogs 18 shots. The senior netminder now has 30 career clean shots during her time at Lipscomb.
- The Lady Bisons are now 1-2 in the series matchup against Mississippi State, including a 2-0 loss at home last season.
- Mississippi State outshot Lipscomb 18-6, with a 9-3 shots on goal advantage.
- The Bulldogs also won the corner kick battle six to one.
- Six different Lady Bisons recorded a shot on goal, including sophomore Maycie McKay who now has seven shots on the season.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons next match will take place on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. against Ole Miss in Oxford. The Purple and Gold will be going for their third consecutive win over an SEC opponent.