|August 10, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||ASU|
|Shots (on Goal)||16 (8)||2 (1)|
JONESBORO, Ark. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team ended the preseason with a heartbreaker as Arkansas State scored the lone goal of the contest in the 72nd minute to take a 1-0 win over the Lady Bisons at the A-State Soccer Complex.
The Red Wolves’ Taylor Schneider collected the ball off a corner kick and slotted it into the back of the net for the game-winner.
Lipscomb out-shot Arkansas State 16-2, including 8-1 in shots on goal.
For the second consecutive game, sophomore Allie Dunn led the Lady Bisons with four shots, including three on goal.
Junior Jordan Walsh added three shots (two on goal), while freshman Kristi Jones notched two shots on goal.
Senior Kate Mason patrolled the net for Lipscomb for 83 scoreless minutes total, while redshirt-sophomore Melissa Gray allowed the goal in her period of action.
Katia Hanger and Kammy McGee made their debuts in the Purple and Gold, playing 10 and 18 minutes, respectively.
Senior Justis Bailey and Dom Diller and freshman Logan McFadden were the only Lady Bisons who played the full 90 minutes.
Lipscomb Women’s Soccer Head Coach Kevin O’Brien’s thoughts:
“I’m really pleased with the girls’ performance today. Arkansas State came out as the aggressors early on. You could tell it was their first exhibition, and it looked like our second in a matter of days.
“After about 25 minutes or so and a couple of tactical adjustments, we looked really strong. We kept possession well, created lots of great chances, but unfortunately the game is unpredictable and they got one from a corner kick. It’s something that we have to improve on.
“Overall, I thought we competed well on a super-hot day. Their fight was great, we created chances until the last minute, and it’s that kind of effort that bodes well for us as we move forward into the regular season.
“Even though it wasn’t the result we were looking for, I’m still proud of the effort and looking forward to a good week of training heading into the season opener.”
The regular season will begin on Aug. 17. at Belmont. The Battle of the Boulevard match is set to start at 6:30 p.m.