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Bisons Lose Intensity At Wofford

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Sept. 10, 2005

Somewhere between Nashville and the state of South Carolina the Lipscomb Bisons soccer team lost the intensity and sense of urgency that helped them start the season with a 1-0-1 record.

The Bisons, in their first road game of the season, fell 3-0 to Wofford College Friday afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C.

Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow was at a loss to pinpoint what happened to the mentality of his team. But he is certain it will be corrected before the Bisons play North Carolina-Asheville Sunday afternoon.

"I anticipate a better showing," Morrow said. "I don't know if we were overconfident. We've only won one game and tied one. I don't know how we could be overconfident."

Wofford, playing its first game of the season, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half scoring a pair of goals in under 1 ½ minutes.

Carter Ladd came off the bench to score the first Wofford goal at 28:23. Forward Jesus Arroyo-Peco scored the second goal at 29:02.

Wofford closed out the scoring in the second half with a goal by forward Brandon Lowery at 81:17.

"I thought we were pretty soft defensively," Morrow said. "We gave them a lot of time and space."

Offensively, the Bisons managed only four first half shots to nine by Wofford. In the second half Lipscomb outshot Wofford 11-7 but many of their shots were from 25-to-30 feet away according to game reports.

"Wofford sat in quite a bit when we would attack," Morrow said. "We didn't do a good job of recognizing how to get behind then and get more chances."

J.D. Murphy made his second consecutive start in goal for the Bisons. He was credited with three saves and the team was credited with two.

Wofford goalkeeper Joey Taylor made seven saves, five in the second half.