|September 29, 2019||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|FGC||15:11||Marjorie Boilesen (Ashlee Brentlinger )|
|LIP||38:54||Kristi Jones (Molly Grant )|
|Stats at a Glance||FGC||LIP|
|Shots (on Goal)||19 (11)||18 (7)|
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team ended its second conference game of the year with a draw in an evenly matched contest against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Sunday afternoon.
The intensity was high from the start, and both sides traded shots early. In the sixth minute, Olivia Doak forced a good save from the Eagles’ goalkeeper.
Not long after, the Eagles went ahead against the run of play. In the 16th minute, Marjorie Boilesen ran onto a through ball from Ashlee Brentlinger and put her shot in the side netting to give FGCU a 1-0 lead.
Lipscomb responded in the 39th minute on a well-worked goal. Kristi Jones finished off a pass from Molly Grant for her first goal of the season.
The two squads continued to battle it out in the second half, but neither team found a goal after 45 minutes of physical play.
The match then went into extra time with two 10-minute halves and a golden goal to decide the winner.
Both teams had scoring chances in the first extra period, but the score remained deadlocked at 1-1.
In the second overtime, Doak had a chance to seal the victory for the Bisons but was unable to put the ball in the back of the net as her shot went just inches wide of the post.
With neither squad able to find a winning goal the match ended in a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes of play.
“It was an absolute battle today,” head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “There was constant end-to-end action. We had chances, they had chances and for a Sunday game that was about as enjoyable a spectator game that you could ask for because normally you’re heavy-legged and tired and the quality dips, but I thought the quality of the game was good through and through.
“I’m really proud of our team and the way we dug deep. We created some phenomenal goal-scoring chances that we normally take, but unfortunately today we didn’t. But that’s soccer. I’m still incredibly proud of the team and am excited about the future in store for us this conference season.”
- The Eagles outshot the Bisons 19-18
- Lipscomb had 10 corner kicks to FGCU’s four
- Molly Grant and Katia Hanger were issued yellow cards for Lipscomb
- Louise Lillback was issued a yellow card for FGCU
The Bisons will continue with ASUN play as they hit the road for a road match at Liberty. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. on October 4th.