NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (8-6-3) women’s soccer team is set to open up postseason play as the ASUN’s top seed on Friday as fourth-seeded Kennesaw State is set to visit the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
The Bisons will be hosting both semifinals matchups on Friday as well as the championship game on Sunday for the first time.
No. 2 FGCU and No. 6 Jacksonville are set to kick off Friday at 4 p.m., and the Bisons and Owls will follow at 7. Sunday’s championship match will be played at 1 p.m.
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Scouting the Owls:
- Kennesaw heads into the matchup having defeated No. 5 North Florida in the first round of the ASUN Tournament. The Owls and Ospreys ended regulation tied at 0, before KSU knocked out UNF on penalties.
- The Owls were 3-3-1 in conference play this season. They defeated Lipscomb 1-0 in Nashville on the final day of the regular seson.
- Senior Ashtah Das leads the Owls with four goals goals and two assists for 10 total points.
- Redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Tiffany Sornpao has started in seven shutouts and made 58 saves on the year.
- Lipscomb is coming off of a 1-0 home loss to the Owls. Kennesaw leads the all-time series 11-4. The Bisons lost to the Owls in back-to-back ASUN appearances in 2013 and 2014 by scores of 1-0.
- Redshirt-senior Ellen Lundy scored three goals across two weekend wins against North Florida and Jacksonville, including both game-winners, on route to winning her third career ASUN Player of the Week award. She sits at third in the conference and first on the team with seven goals.
- Lundy earned the ASUN Player of the Year award for her season-long performance. Seniors Niamh Rawlins and Jade Abarca joined her on the All-Conference First Team, while sophomore Olivia Doak and junior Justis Bailey made the Second Team.
- Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien won his second consecutive ASUN Coach of the Year award, while senior Natalie DuBoise was named the ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.
- Joining DuBoise on the All-Academic team were: Rawlins, Lundy, Kate Mason, Brooke Brenner, and Leah Cernicky.
- In the first road game of the season, Lipscomb earned a 2-2 tie against No. 10 Auburn. It was the highest-ranked opponent Lipscomb has ever faced, and their first point earned in a matchup with a ranked team. The Bisons are 0-2-1 against SEC teams this season and 2-8-2 in program history.
- 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.