|October 01, 2017||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|LIP||65:05||VAN RYCKEGHEM, Hope|
|STET||77:16||Parent, Lindsay (Camargo, Abbie , Camargo, Briana)|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||STET|
|Shots (on Goal)||13 (4)||26 (8)|
DELAND, Fla. – After 110 minutes of hard-fought action and some inclement weather, the Lipscomb (4-5-3) women’s soccer team comes away from their Sunday afternoon match at Stetson (6-2-3) with a 1-1 draw.
“It was a good point considering the opponent,” Lipscomb women’s soccer coach Kevin O’Brien said. “Stetson is a very strong team, and I thought both teams battled valiantly today. In the end, it was a fair result based on the balance of play.
“The game didn't flow early on due to the heavy rain and saturated field, but once it stopped and dried out the soccer improved for both teams, and we were able to see some good combinations on display.”
Lipscomb redshirt-freshman Hope Van Ryckeghem notched her first goal of the season to give the Bisons their only score of the afternoon in the 66th minute. The Franklin native led the team in both shots with four and shots on goal with two in only 60 minutes of playing time.
“Hope has been coming on sparingly in recent games and just seems to add a spark of energy to the team,” O’Brien said. “I'm glad she got her first goal for the program today, hopefully it will give her confidence moving forward.”
Stetson knotted it up at one goal apiece in the 78th minute as Lindsay Parent scored on a deflected shot. She was assisted by Hatter twins Briana and Abbie Camargo.
“My only disappointment is that we gave up another lead,” O’Brien said. “We need to make improvements in our ability to finish out matches well.”
Lipscomb redshirt-junior goalkeeper Kate Mason fought off the Hatters throughout the afternoon, tying her season high with seven saves. She now has 44 for the year.
“Overall, I'm proud of the team and am excited to return home for a couple matches next weekend,” O’Brien said.
- Lipscomb has only lost two of its last 16 regular season conference games.
- Stetson is now 12-3-2 in the series history against Lipscomb.
- The Hatters outshot the Bisons 26-13, with an 8-4 shots-on-goal advantage.
- Each team earned six corner kicks.
- There were 20 total fouls in the match as Stetson was whistled for 12 and Lipscomb was called for eight.
- Senior Niamh Rawlins, junior Justis Bailey, and Mason went the full 100 minutes for the Purple and Gold.
UP NEXT: The Bisons will continue conference play with a home stand as North Florida comes to visit at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, followed by a date with Jacksonville at 1 p.m. on Oct. 8.