Sunday, October 18, 2009
Out of everyone at the Lipscomb men's soccer game Sunday afternoon, possibly no one could have said it better.
"We finally got the monkey off our back," said Head Coach Charles Morrow.
The men's soccer team had yet to win an Atlantic Sun conference match before beating Jacksonville 1-0 in the first round of overtime.
"We just made a decision at the end that we weren't going to tie this game," said Morrow. "We were either going to win it or lose it."
It took 95 minutes, but the men finally capitalized on a scoring opportunity when sophomore Andrew Chamberlain made a run with the ball and crossed it to sophomore Garrett Pettis who put the ball in the back of the net, ending the first overtime period and the game.
"We really limited the mistakes we made defensively. In some games previously, we sort of beat our selves," said Morrow. "There's been some games where things haven't gone our way and the guys sort of fall apart. Today wasn't our best day playing but the guys stuck together and played hard."
"We made some adjustments at the end that proved to be the difference."
Goalkeeper Patrick Walsh got the shutout for the Bisons, totaling four saves on the game.
With today's win, the Bisons bring their overall record to 4-8-3 and 1-3-2 in the conference. Jacksonville falls to 3-9-1 and 1-4-0 in the conference.
The Bisons next take on cross-town rival Belmont Thursday here at Lipscomb University at 7 p.m. Watch it on Asun.tv or join the Lipscomb student body for the black out at the game by wearing black.