|September 13, 2018||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|LIP||18:52||DOAK, Olivia (DILLER, Dominique )|
|CIN||98:12||GORMAN, Sophie (VETERE, Jill , DiNARDO, Vanessa)|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||CIN|
|Shots (on Goal)||18 (7)||16 (9)|
CINCINNATI, Ohio – For 98 minutes the Lipscomb women’s soccer team was in a position to secure a point against at Cincinnati on Thursday night, but in the 99th minute the Bearcats broke the tie and the Lady Bisons heart to win 2-1 in extra time.
In the 19th minute, Lipscomb (4-3-2) junior Olivia Doak notched her fourth goal of the season to put the Lady Bisons ahead 1-0.
Senior Dom Diller sent the ball in to Doak in the box, who headed it into the back of the net for the early lead.
Lipscomb would hold onto the lead for the next 60 minutes before Cincinnati (4-3-1) tied the game at 1-1 in the 79th minute. Dee Picou scored off a rebound in the box.
In extra time, Sophie Gorman scored the game-winner in the 99th minute for the Bearcats to break the deadlock.
Lipscomb had several close chances to collect a second goal throughout the game, including a late shot from redshirt junior Maycie McKay that careened of the right post.
Redshirt-senior goalkeeper Kate Mason tied her season high with seven saves, giving her 35 on the year.
Lipscomb Women’s Soccer Head Coach Kevin O’Brien’s Thoughts:
“We’re very proud of the team tonight. We played very well and were unfortunate not to get a positive result, but that’s soccer sometimes.”
“I thought our performance was excellent for 70 minutes, then simultaneously, we got tired and Cincy raised their level. We had two golden opportunities to get to 2-0 in the second half, but we hit the post on both occasions. Had we scored, I think we would have taken the wind out of their sails.”
“It was tough to console the girls after they played their hearts out to no avail, but that’s what we tried to do as a staff. Their application of the tactics was fantastic tonight, and we’re encouraged as we inch closer to ASUN play.”
- Diller’s assist was her first of the season.
- Lipscomb outshot Miami 18-16, but Cincy had a 9-7 shots-on-goal advantage.
- Doak and McLay led the team with six shots, and they both notched three shots-on-goal.
- Doak now leads the team or is tied for the team lead with four goals, four assists, 12 points, 25 shots, and 11 shots-on-goal.
- Mason, Diller, seniors Justis Bailey and Brooke Brenner, junior Hailey Eck, and freshman Logan McFadden went the full 98 minutes for the Purple and Gold.
- McKay and McFadden were each handed their first yellow cards of the season.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will take on Kentucky on Sunday at home. The match will have a 6 p.m. start.