Women's soccer posts five shutout victories in spring season
Monday, April 17, 2017
By Logan Butts
Women's soccer posts five shutout victories in spring season

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team has completed a strong spring campaign, as the Lady Bisons swept through their five opponents with five consecutive shutout victories.

The spring season was bookended by shutouts against two SEC adversaries with a 1-0 win against Alabama and a 3-0 win over fellow Nashville school Vanderbilt.

“It was a wonderful exhibition season for our team,” Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “We looked solid defensively, had great goalkeeping, and scored some amazing goals too. 

“Our opponents played four different formations, which caused us to solve multiple problems in the run of play. The local flavor of the spring schedule was great because it made the matches more competitive”

In between the two SEC matches, the Purple and Gold took on three local programs. The Lady Bisons knocked off Middle Tennessee State 3-0, defeated Battle of the Boulevard rival Belmont 3-0, and took down Murray State 4-0.

“I’m proud of our girls collective attitude and approach to each training session and game and would describe our team as coachable, yet hungry,” O’Brien said.

“Our players desperately want to improve and genuinely welcome the instruction of our staff. I cannot overstate how great this is because when you have a program void of egos, it just makes going to work every day rewarding and fun.”

The Lady Bison women’s soccer program will finish their required workouts over the next few days and will be back on the field together when they report on August 2, 2017 for preseason training.

“I am very excited for the fall campaign because we are returning the most talented group in program history and on top of that will be adding some very talented freshmen and transfers,” O’Brien said.

The Lady Bisons are looking to build on consecutive ASUN Championship game appearances in the upcoming 2017 campaign, and the team believes this spring season was the exact start it needed.

"I think as a team we’ve grown a lot this spring,” upcoming senior and reigning ASUN Defensive Player of the Year Niamh Rawlins said.

“We got some big results against some very good teams and put in some great all-round performances. The talent of this group and depth in our squad is higher than it’s ever been, and I can’t wait to build on that this fall and get back to that championship.”