|October 15, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||13:05||DUBOISE, Natalie (BRENNER, Brooke )|
|LIP||39:04||DEWILDE, Lotte (CERNICKY, Leah )|
|LIP||56:43||DOAK, Olivia (MCKAY, Maycie )|
|LIP||72:58||COLBERT, Alesondra (BRENT, Lindsay )|
|LIP||76:32||DEWILDE, Lotte (COLBERT, Alesondra , ECK, Hailey)|
|Stats at a Glance||UPST||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||4 (3)||17 (12)|
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (10-4-2, 4-1-1) women’s soccer earned another ASUN win as the Lady Bisons breezed past USC Upstate (0-13-3, 0-5-1) 6-0 on Saturday night.
The 6-0 score was the widest margin for an ASUN conference win in program history.
“It was a wonderful team performance,” Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “Everyone that had the opportunity to play tonight did really well with their chance.
“As a coach, you want tough decisions in terms of team selection. I think some players that haven’t played as many minutes that got some pretty substantial minutes tonight played great and looked sharp.”
Ellen Lundy opened up the scoring for Lipscomb by curling in a shot from the right wing in the 8th minute for the game’s first goal.
The redshirt junior has now scored three goals in the past two games and has five on the season.
“We trained this week on being dynamic with our movements, making criss-crossing runs, solo dribbles, and combination plays,” O’Brien said. “That was really the theme and the focus of the week of training. To see that happen under the pressures of a real game that counted was exciting.”
Natalie DuBoise followed up with the second goal of the game just six minutes later as Brooke Brenner set it up for DuBoise’s twisting finish. The junior matched Lundy’s season total of five goals with the score.
Lotte DeWilde notched her first goal of the season just before halftime. The freshman headed in a corner from fellow freshman Leah Cernicky.
In the 56th minute, sophomore Maycie McKay sent in a cross that found Olivia Doak’s feet who then in turn found the back of the net for her team-leading seventh goal of the season. The assist was McKay’s team-best fifth of the season as well.
Senior Alesondra Colbert put away her fourth goal on the year in the 73rd minute. Sophomore Lindsay Brent played the ball forward to Colbert who sprinted her way past the defense for the score.
DeWilde snagged her second goal of the game and season through a multi-player effort as Colbert and freshman Hailey Eck combined on a full width of the field pair of passes to set up the score.
“Ultimately, when we come to the end of the regular season and look at the postseason, the more competition you have for positions can only be a good thing. I’m excited about the output of lots of different girls, and I thought it was one of the more complete performances we’ve had all season.”
- Goalkeeper Anna Buhigas earned her fifth shutout of the season in the win. She notched three saves to move her season total to 86.
“It was nice to see the defense’s performance,” O’Brien said. “We haven’t had as many shutouts this season as we have in the past couple for a couple of reasons. We’ve rotated defenders quite a lot due to some different injuries.
“The past two matches with the same back four have been very strong, well-organized defensive performances.”
- This was the 10th matchup between the two schools in the Division I era. The Lady Bisons own a 7-3 series lead.
- Lundy and DeWilde tied for the team lead with three shots.
- Lipscomb out-shot Upstate 17-4, with a 12-3 shots on goal advantage.
- The Purple and Gold earned seven corner kicks to Upstate’s three.
- 10 different Lady Bisons notched a point in the victory.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in action on Saturday as NJIT visits Nashville for a 1 p.m. kickoff.