|September 03, 2017||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|UTM||72:28||LEVINGSTON, Ashley (COLVIN, Katelyn )|
|Stats at a Glance||UTM||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||15 (4)||12 (4)|
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (1-3-2) women’s soccer team battled UT-Martin (1-3-2) to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
The Bisons and the Skyhawks went back and forth throughout regulation and overtime, each with the hopes of notching the winning goal. However, neither team could surge ahead after 110 minutes of action.
“There was some good and bad,” Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “I want to say it was improvement from Friday night, but only in stretches.
“It was an interesting game because it kind of ebbed and flowed where we had a little bit and then they had a little bit. We have to be consistently more dominant, but hats off to UT-Martin. They’re a good team who battled well.”
Lipscomb redshirt-freshman Selah Gilmore earned the first goal of the game and the first goal of her Bison career in the 16th minute. Gilmore capitalized on an errant Skyhawk pass and scored on a one-on-one breakaway with the goalkeeper.
“She’s just a hard-working kid, and those are the types of goals she scores,” O’Brien said. “It was very opportunistic. She put good pressure on the ball, took it off the defenders foot, and then very calmly tucked it away.
“I’m really pleased for her. Hopefully her confidence is soaring and she’s able to get more for us moving forward.”
The Purple and Gold held off UT-Martin for nearly 60 more minutes before conceding in the 73rd minute. The Skyhawks’ Ashley Livingston placed a ball in the top left corner of the net to tie the game up at one goal apiece.
“We were lacking that cutting edge to stay on top of a team and put a team away,” O’Brien said. “We scored a good goal, had the lead, had things going in our favor, but one long ball behind shouldn’t undo us the way it did.
“I’m pleased that we made some strides in the right direction, but we’ve really have to be a more consistent team for the entire game.”
- The Bisons are now 1-10-2 in the series history against UT-Martin.
- Gilmore, redshirt-senior Ellen Lundy, and senior Jade Abarca led the team with three shots each. Abarca landed two on goal.
- Redshirt-junior Kate Mason made three saves on the afternoon, moving her season total to 25.
- UT-Martin outshot Lipscomb 15-12, and the teams tied with three shots-on-goal apiece.
- The Skyhawks earned 13 corner kicks to Lipscomb’s four.
- Lipscomb notched 11 fouls, while UT-Martin were whistled for seven.
- Seniors Niamh Rawlins and Natalie DuBoise, Mason, and junior Justis Bailey went the full 110 minutes for the Purple and Gold.
UP NEXT: The Bisons will be travelling to Western Carolina to take on the Catamounts at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7.