|August 28, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||26:49||COLBERT, Alesondra (MCKAY, Maycie )|
|OM||31:48||Addie Forbus (CeCe Kizer )|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||OM|
|Shots (on Goal)||6 (3)||22 (15)|
OXFORD, Miss. – After two consecutive wins over Southeastern Conference opponents, the Lipscomb (2-1-1) women’s soccer team’s win streak came to an end on Sunday night with a 3-1 loss to 19th-ranked Ole Miss (3-1).
The Lady Bisons had come into the matchup having earned wins over Vanderbilt and Mississippi State in back-to-back games, giving the program its first two wins over an SEC team in school history.
"It was a great night tonight for our program,” Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “We got to go toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the country.
"I thought that we competed well and played some good soccer at times, but in the end just didn't quite have enough to get a result.”
The Rebels struck first with a goal from sophomore CeCe Kizer in the 26th minute, before Lipscomb sophomore Maycie McKay tied the game up at one goal apiece one minute later. Senior Alesondra Colbert assisted on the goal.
Ole Miss netted another goal in the 32nd minute thanks to a strike from senior Addie Forbus for her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
The Rebels notched one more goal in the game’s waning moments as Forbus added another goal to her total.
The Lady Bisons created several chances throughout the match, including a disallowed goal and a shot that hit the crossbar in the second half of action.
"It's a game of inches, and we were just off a bit tonight,” O’Brien said.
Although the match ended with a notch in the loss column, O’Brien was proud of his team and their actions.
“Even though we lost the match, we had a unique opportunity to do what we do best: serve others. One of their players unfortunately injured herself in the final minutes of the match. As the final whistle blew several of our players immediately said let’s go and pray for her. And that is exactly what we did.
“The girls saw a need and met it. I'm so proud that. Even in the heat of competition our team can see that people are far more important than a game. It was so cool to see Lipscomb and Ole Miss players linked together arm-in-arm praying together. It was one of the best losses ever.”
- This was the first matchup between the two schools in their respective program’s history.
- Mississippi outshot Lipscomb 22-6.
- The Rebels also won the corner kick battle six to four.
- Senior goalkeeper notched a season-high 12 saves in the loss. She now has 30 saves on the season.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons next match will take place on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. against MTSU at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.