|September 01, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|UGA||38:38||Alex Pallo (Delaney Erwin )|
|UGA||58:08||Delaney Erwin (Kelsey Killean )|
|UGA||76:06||Reagan Glisson (Katie Ralys )|
|Stats at a Glance||UGA||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||14 (7)||8 (4)|
NASHVILLE – In a night dominated by rain, wind, and tough competition, the Lipscomb women’s soccer team (1-3-1) fell to Georgia (3-2) at home 3-0 at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
The two teams were even for nearly 40 minutes before Georgia’s Alex Pallo gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the 39th minute. The senior slotted it home into the left corner off of an assist from Delaney Erwin.
Just before halftime, Lipscomb senior Niamh Rawlins prevented a Bulldogs score with a goal-line clearance, sending the Bisons into halfime down just 1-0.
In the 59th minute, Erwin landed a goal for herself off of a two-on-one situation with teammate Kelsey Killean to put Georgia ahead 2-0.
The Bulldogs scored their third goal with less than 15 minutes remaining in the contest as freshman Reagan Glisson placed in a goal on a broken play in the box.
HEAD COACH KEVIN O’Brien’s Thoughts:
“I’m disappointed, quite honestly. I feel like we didn’t give the account of ourselves that we’re capable of. Georgia was good, don’t get me wrong, I thought they were better than us in every phase of the game, but that’s where I’m a little bit disappointed.
“I know we’ve got more in us. I know we’re capable of better. The good news is we’ve got a game Sunday. We get to rebound and recover with another chance to get things right. I’m grateful for that.
“It’s a good group. It wasn’t for a lack of effort. I believe the girls played really hard. Georgia was cleverer with some of their combinations and picking up second balls. There was always someone there to shut the door on us.
“They deserved to win the match, but we’ve got more in our group and I’ve got to figure out how to pull it out of them.”
- The Bisons are now 2-7-2 in program history against SEC schools following the tie with No. 10 Auburn earlier this season.
- Junior Brooke Brenner and sophomore Olivia Doak tied for the team lead with two shots each. Brenner led with two shots-on-goal.
- Juniors Arielle Hansford and Hope Van Ryckeghem, and redshirt-sophomore Callista Pascarella made their first appearances of the regular season.
- Georgia outshot Lipscomb 14-8, with a 7-4 shots-on-goal advantage.
- The Bulldogs earned five corner kicks to Lipscomb’s two.
- Georgia notched nine fouls, while the Bisons were whistled for eight.
- Seniors Kate Mason and Niamh Rawlins and junior Justis Bailey went the full 90 minutes for the Purple and Gold.
UP NEXT: The Bisons will have a quick turnaround as UT-Martin is coming to Nashville for a 5 p.m. kickoff on Sunday.
“It’s going to be a tough game. They’ve got some good athletes. For us, I’m less concerned about UT-Martin and more concerned about Lipscomb soccer starting to play some of the soccer we’re capable of playing, getting shutouts, being defensively stingy.
“Those are things that have been a really strong part of who we’ve been over the years, and we’re not that right now. On the flip side, we’ve got to be creating more, willing to be sacrificial, getting on the end of crosses, and crashing the box the way goal-scorers do.”
2017 Women's Soccer vs. Georgia by Lipscomb Bisons on Exposure