NASHVILLE – After 81 minutes of scoreless action on Sunday afternoon, the Lipscomb women’s soccer team allowed a goal for the first time all weekend to lose a heartbreaker to Miami 1-0 at in the Music City Invite at Vanderbilt.
After a scoreless draw to Ohio on Friday night, the Lady Bisons (2-1-1) had gone 191 minutes without giving up a goal before the Hurricanes (3-1) game-winner by Christina Fisher.
“It was a tough loss for sure," Lipscomb women's soccer head coach Kevin O'Brien said. "After double overtime on Friday night and the heat index at 96 degrees, I was beyond impressed with our players' efforts today.
"Our team played their hearts out and executed the game plan very well. They should be very proud of their performance. I am."
After a pair of shots were saved by senior goalkeeper Kate Mason and the defensive backline, Miami scored on a third consecutive shot.
Mason notched three saves in the match, giving her six stops for the weekend.
“We were strong again defensively and really limited Miami to just a few decent chances," O'Brien said. "I was encouraged that we could handle all of their dynamic attacking players in the manor that we did."
The game was mostly even throughout, with Miami earning a 13-11 shots advantage, while Lipscomb had five shots on goal to the Hurricanes four.
Sophomore Riley Henry led Lipscomb with three shots, while five players had one shot on goal.
“It was great to have a couple of our injured players coming back into the squad today," O'Brien said. "Even though their minutes were limited, both Jordan and Emanuela looked sharp and will add to our attacking strength moving forward.
“I told the team afterwards how proud I was of them, and that if they put in this kind of performance each and every game, then we can be very successful this season."
- Freshman Emanuela Schurch made her Bisons debut.
- Mason, senior Justis Bailey, junior Dom Diller, and freshman Logan McFadden went the full 90 minutes for the Purple and Gold.
- Miami earned eight corners to Lipscomb’s five.
- The Hurriances were whistled for nine fouls while the Bisons were whistled for eight.
- Miami’s Alexa Ferreira was handed a yellow card.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will return to action on Friday at Western Kentucky with a 6 p.m. kickoff.