|November 05, 2017||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|LIP||37:50||LUNDY, Ellen (DOAK, Olivia , HANSFORD, Arielle)|
|FGCU||60:37||FRITZ, Holly (BOILESEN, Marjorie )|
|FGCU||73:06||KNUDSTRUP, Camille (BOILESEN, Marjorie )|
|FGCU||105:37||NESS, Varin (PARKS, Ashley )|
|Stats at a Glance||FGCU||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||23 (8)||11 (4)|
NASHVILLE – In what was a thrilling, physical, evenly-matched game throughout, the Lipscomb (9-7-3) women’s soccer team battled Florida Gulf Coast University (14-3-1) in the ASUN Championship Final for the third year in a row, falling 3-2 in double overtime at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles clinched their fourth-consecutive ASUN title in the 106th minute of action and the second overtime of the game as tournament MVP Varin Ness scored on a long assist from Ashley Parks.
Lipscomb started out the afternoon on fire, scoring two goals in the first 40 minutes to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.
Sophomore Hannah Torbett scored her first goal in the Purple and Gold, as she rocketed a shot off of the post into the net to give the Bisons a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute.
10 minutes later, senior Ellen Lundy headed in her team-high eighth goal of the season to put Lipscomb ahead 2-0. Sophomore Olivia Doak and junior Arielle Hansford teamed up for the assist in the box.
In the 60th minute, FGCU’s Holly Fritz gave the Eagles their first score of the afternoon off of an assist from Marjorie Boilesen.
The Eagles tied it up it at two in the 74th as Camille Knudstrup scored off of a Marjorie Boilesen free kick.
Junior Kate Mason made a number of big saves and clearances in the match. She ended the afternoon with five saves to push her season total to 74.
Lundy and fellow seniors Niamh Rawlins and Jade Abarca were named to the 11-person All-Tournament team.
Lundy, Rawlins, Abarca, Natalie DuBosie, and Paige Miller ended their senior campaigns as the winningest class in program history.
- It was a fast-paced match throughout as FGCU outshot Lipscomb 23-11, with an 8-4 shots-on-goal advantage.
- Lundy led the Bisons with three shots and two shots-on-goal. She ends her career with a program-record 34 goals, more than double the second-place scorer.
- The match was the first ASUN championship game to go to overtime since 2013.
- The two teams tied with four corners apiece.
- Mason, Rawlins, and junior Justis Bailey went the full 106 minutes for the Purple and Gold.
- There were 19 fouls called on Lipscomb and 16 on FGCU in what was a physical match throughout.