|September 08, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||55:23||Maycie McKay (Olivia Doak )|
|COL||64:31||Emily Amano (Emily DeNunzio )|
|Stats at a Glance||COL||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||9 (2)||18 (6)|
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team wrapped up weekend play at the Music City Invite with a 3-1 win against Colgate on Sunday afternoon.
The Bisons displayed their offensive firepower and got a solid showing from the backline to pick up their second win of the weekend.
“I thought we came out and put in one of our better offensive performances,” head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “Especially on fatigued legs. To use the number of players that we did was really helpful. Being able to bring players in off the bench that are catalysts and sparks of energy is really massive to us and I think that’s why we had our first 2-0 weekend on the season.”
Lipscomb was able to get on the board first with a goal from Katia Hanger off a corner kick in the 38th minute. Freshman Grace Oliver sent in the cross that originally landed at the feet of Danielle Van Liere who ripped a shot that was blocked. The deflection went directly to Hanger and after settling it she sent a floater into the upper left corner of the net.
The goal was Hanger’s first of the season and the first of her career.
After the restart for the second half the Purple and Gold didn’t waste much time notching their second goal of the game.
In the 51st minute senior Maycie McKay was able to send a strike into the back of the net off a deflection from the Colgate goalkeeper on a shot by Cami Rogers.
Just five minutes later, McKay was once again able to put the Bisons on the board to make the score 3-0. The Brentwood, Tennessee native converted another scoring opportunity with a header, which was set up on cross into the box by Olivia Doak.
McKay’s two goals were her first on the season and Doak tallied her first assist.
“Maycie is an unbelievable player that has always produced,” O’Brien said. “So to get her going is really important because she’s been getting some good looks but the keeper would come up with a great save or we’d hit the post, but to finally get her going is really important because we’re going to need her to have a big year.”
Colgate’s lone goal came in the 65th minute from Emily Amano, but wasn’t enough, as Lipscomb would ride the rest of the match out for the victory.
- Lipscomb outshot Colgate 18-9 and had a 6-2 shots-on-goal advantage.
- The Bisons earned six corners to the Raiders four.
- Doak led the Bisons with six shots while McKay, Rogers and Leah Cernicky were next in line with two shots each.
- Goalkeeper Melissa Gray made one save on the two shots sent her way.
- Audrey Ann Beck and Dominique Diller went the full 90 minutes for the Bisons.
- Cernicky, Doak, McKay and freshman Molly Grant were named to the Music City Invite All-Tournament Team.
Lipscomb will return to the pitch with a home match on Sept. 12 versus Cincinnati. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.