|August 31, 2018||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|WKU||41:19||STANLEY, Olivia (MAYO, Victoria )|
|LIP||85:58||WALSH, Jordan (BRENNER, Brooke )|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||WKU|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (6)||21 (8)|
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team pulled out a hard-fought draw on Friday night as the Lady Bisons tied Western Kentucky 1-1 on the road thanks to a late goal from junior Jordan Walsh.
Walsh scored off of a rebound after a shot from senior Brooke Brenner, who earned the assist on the tying goal for Lipscomb (2-1-2) in the 86th minute.
After 40 minutes of scoreless action to start the match, WKU (1-2-2) notched a goal just before halftime to take a 1-0 lead.
Olivia Stanley scored for the Hilltoppers as she collected a rebounded shot and put it into the back of the net.
Senior goalkeeper Kate Mason made a season-high seven saves, bringing her season total to 22.
Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien’s thoughts:
“It was a very tough match tonight, exciting and stressful all at the same time.
“I feel like Western came out and cleaned our clocks early on and we didn’t know what hit us. Their pressure and physicality were unbelievable, and we couldn’t make a pass without feeling it. It really rattled our confidence.
“I was thankful for halftime because it gave us the opportunity to regroup. We took the time to exhale and talk about the areas we needed to improve upon. Most importantly, we challenged the team to respond against a team that was physically beating us up.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how they responded. I thought it was a tale of two halves. I thought they dominated the first and we dominated the second, and it was fairly even in overtime. A fair result when it’s all said and done.
“Overall, I’m excited about our players’ response. It was truly a character check, and the way we stuck together and battled back was fantastic. We’ll need to come out and put in that same kind of effort from the start on Sunday if we want to get back to winning ways.”
- Freshman Emanuela Schurch made her first career start. She took one shot.
- This was the first time in seven matches that Lipscomb has earned a point against WKU.
- Junior Olivia Doak was flagged for the team’s first yellow card of the season.
- WKU outshot Lipscomb 20-10, with an 8-6 shots-on-goal advantage.
- Junior Allie Dunn led Lipscomb with three shots, while Dunn, Walsh, and Brenner each had two shots on goal.
- Mason, senior Justis Bailey, and freshman Logan McFadden went the full 90 minutes for the Purple and Gold.
- Lipscomb took five corner kicks to WKU’s four.
- The Lady Bisons were whistled for nine fouls, while the Hilltoppers were called for seven.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons have a quick turnaround as they take on Chattanooga on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.