|September 18, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|AR||63:10||JESSI HARTZLER (KATIE MOORE )|
|LIP||86:58||COLBERT, Alesondra (DOAK, Olivia )|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||AR|
|Shots (on Goal)||7 (4)||24 (11)|
Fayetteville, Ark. – The Lipscomb (6-3-1) women’s soccer team suffered its second loss of the week as the Lady Bisons fell to Arkansas 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.
A late score was not enough for the Purple and Gold as the Razorbacks (9-1) had already built a two-goal lead heading into the game’s final minutes.
"Arkansas was a great test today, and I can now see why they've beaten two top-five teams in Duke and Florida and will be in the top-20 themselves this week,” Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien said.
"Even though we lost the match, we won in so many other ways. Great games like this reveal areas that we can work on, and that, subsequently, will make us a better team."
Senior Alesondra Colbert notched Lipscomb’s lone goal, her third of the season, in the waning moments. In the 87th minute, freshman Olivia Doak sent a through ball up to Colbert who finished off the play with a score.
Arkansas struck first in the 35th minute as junior Hannah Neece netted her first goal of the season off of a corner kick.
The Razorbacks added to their total in the 64th minute when senior Katie Moore set up junior Jessi Hartzler for a score to give Arkansas a 2-0 lead.
Lipscomb senior goalkeeper Anna Buhigas fought off a potent Arkansas attack throughout the afternoon. She saved nine of Arkansas’s 11 shots on goal to give her 63 saves for the season.
"I'm beyond proud of this team,” O’Brien said. “Coming out of non-conference play 6-3-1 is awesome considering the tough schedule we played.
“We scored against all four SEC opponents we played against, and that's something we can get excited about and build upon as we move forward. We are better prepared to start conference play than ever before.”
- This was the fourth matchup with an SEC team for Lipscomb this season. The previous matches resulted in two wins (Vanderbilt and Mississippi State) and one loss (Ole Miss).
- The matchup was the first between the two schools in the Lipscomb Division I era.
- Arkansas outshot Lipscomb 24-7, with an 11-4 shots on goal advantage.
- Doak’s assist was her first of the season. When added in with her team-leading six goals, she now has a team-high 13 points for the year.
- The Razorbacks earned 13 corner kicks during the game, while the Lady Bisons won zero.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in action on Saturday at 7 p.m. on the road for the first Atlantic Sun Conference match of the season against Kennesaw State.