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Sept. 3, 2005
Lipscomb's Bisons soccer team did something the men's soccer team had not done since Oct. 19, 2003. They won a soccer game on their home field.
In the season opener for both teams the Bisons, under new head coach Charles Morrow, came rallied for a 3-2 victory over Trevecca Nazarene Thursday night. Lipscomb sophomore midfielder Kevin Terry scored the game-winning goal with 3:34 left to play.
The Bisons did not win a soccer game last season. Their last victory was a 3-2 win Atlantic Sun Conference win over Florida Atlantic on Oct. 23, 2003 in Boca Raton, Fla. The last home victory was Oct. 19, a 1-0 defeat of A-Sun foe Jacksonville.
Trevecca jumped out to the lead at 11:59 of the first half when midfielder Mark Foster scored on a penalty kick, the first of two goals for him. Lipscomb forward Ben Page answered with a header off a pass from midfielder Zander Vooys at 29:15.
With 31 seconds left in the first half the Bisons took their first lead of the game on a goal by Jorge Suarez, who was assisted by Page on the play.
Foster struck again 7:23 into the second half. Stephen Reynard was credited with the assist.
Terry's goal, with the second assist of the night from Vooys, sealed the victory for the Bisons.
"Our players realized that we can play better, but we were able to gut one out," Morrow said. "The most important thing was we got the monkey off of our back. To go through a whole year last year and work hard and try to do the right things and not be able to get a win is devastating. Now they realized they can win."