|September 07, 2017||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|WCU||23:51||Walker, Deyana (McKenna, Sayres )|
|LIP||67:32||LUNDY, Ellen (CERNICKY, Leah )|
|LIP||98:29||HANSFORD, Arielle (CERNICKY, Leah )|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||WCU|
|Shots (on Goal)||8 (5)||11 (4)|
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The Lipscomb (1-3-2) women’s soccer team is headed to North Carolina to take on the Western Carolina (1-3-1) Catamounts on Thursday.
The match is set to kick off at 6 p.m. at the Catamount Athletic Complex. Make sure to follow along with live stats at the link provided.
Scouting the Catamounts:
- Western Carolina heads into the matchup having lost to Charlotte 3-2 at home.
- The Catamounts only other home game so far this season resulted in a 3-1 win against Morehead State in the season opener.
- Junior Megan McCallister leads the Catamounts with two goals and two assists for six total points on the season.
- Sophomore Emily Threatt has also notched two goals so far on the year.
- Lipscomb is coming off of a Labor Day weekend home stand which featured a 3-0 loss to Georgia and a 1-1 tie with UT-Martin.
- The Bisons are 1-1-1 in the series history versus Western Carolina. The last matchup took place in 2015 and resulted in a 1-1 tie in Nashville. Maycie McKay notched Lipscomb’s goal.
- In the first road game of the season, Lipscomb earned a 2-2 tie against No. 10 Auburn, moving their overall program record versus SEC teams to 2-7-2. It was the highest-ranked opponent Lipscomb has ever faced, and their first point earned in a matchup with a ranked team.
- Freshman Riley Henry earned the ASUN Player of the Week award for her performance in the Auburn outing. The Indianapolis native notched both Bison goals giving Lipscomb a 2-0 lead just after halftime. She also led the team with three shots and two shots-on-goal.
- Three Bisons landed on the ASUN Preseason All-Conference team, with senior Niamh Rawlins being named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. She was joined by sophomores Olivia Doak and Leah Cernicky on the squad.
- Lipscomb was voted second in the ASUN Preseason Coaches Poll. They received 57 votes, just four behind first place FGCU, and earned two first-place votes.