|September 15, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|LIP||17:44||Doak,Olivia (Hanger,Katia )|
|LIP||84:51||McKay,Maycie (Doak,Olivia )|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||TTU|
|Shots (on Goal)||10 (3)||16 (4)|
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team ended the weekend with a 2-0 win against Tennessee Tech on Sunday evening.
The Bisons (5-3-0) and Golden Eagles (2-4-2) played a tough first half that saw limited scoring opportunities for either squad with both backlines holding strong.
Lipscomb was only able to tally one shot on goal through the first 45 minutes of play, but the Purple and Gold made it count as it found the back of the net.
After earning a corner kick, senior Leah Cernicky sent a cross into the box that landed in some traffic with a host of players surrounding the ball. Luckily for Lipscomb Olivia Doak was in the right place at the right time and was able to just get a foot on the ball to poke it past the Tennessee Tech goalkeeper after it had ricocheted off a Golden Eagle defender to put the Bisons on the board.
Doak’s goal was her fifth on the season.
The second half of the match saw more offensive action as the two teams came out aggressive and looking to score goals.
Tennessee Tech was able to apply pressure to the Bisons defense and goalkeeper Melissa Gray, but nothing would get past her as Gray went to make four saves on the shots sent her way.
Lipscomb was able to seal the victory in the 85th minute with its second goal from the foot off Maycie McKay. The senior received a cross just inside the 18-yard box from Doak, who had made a run down the right side of the pitch, and drove the ball into the bottom left corner of the net for her third goal of the season.
- Despite winning the match, Lipscomb was outshot 16-10
- Gray recorded her third shutout on the year
- Doak led the Bisons with three shots, while Cernicky and McKay were next in line with two shots each
- The Bisons earned five corner kicks to three for the Golden Eagles
- Defenders Hailey Eck and Dominique Diller went the full 90 minutes for Lipscomb
- Two yellow cards were issued in the match. One to Doak and one to Chloe Smith for Tennessee Tech
Lipscomb will return to the pitch on Thursday September 19 for an away match at Southern Illinois. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.