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Friday, September 04, 2009The Lipscomb Bisons soccer team edged Oral Roberts 1-0 Friday night in the Belmont Invitational Tournament.
Freshman forward Alexander Faulk scored his first collegiate goal in the second half to give the Bisons the win. Miguel DaSilva added the assist. At 82:43 of the second period DaSilva dribbled across the end line and then passed the ball to Faulk who was about six yards out in front of Belmont's goalkeeper.
"Miguel did a lot of the work to set the goal up," said Bisons coach Charles Morrow. "Miguel was on the right side and beat his guy around the corner and dribbled to the front post. He got it to Faulk and beat the goalkeeper low to the left. "
DaSilva, who set a new assists record last season, is always involved in the offense in some way. Morrow admits it was somewhat surprising that Faulk would score the only goal of the game.
"Faulk is scrappy," said Morrow. "He is all about effort. He is very opportunistic. He puts himself in good places most of the time.
"He had a knack for scoring goals in club game. He came in late in the first half and gave us a good effort pressuring the ball as well."
Goalkeeper Brent McGee earned the shutout. Oral Roberts was credited with 10 shots, but only two shots on goal.
"Our backs played well." said Morrow. "We didn't let them get behind us too much.
"Brent played well. It was great to get the shutout.
The Bisons also had 10 shots, with three shots on goal. Andrew Chamberlain led the Bisons with three shots, including one shot on goal. Garrett McLaughlin attempted two shots, one shot on goal.
"Our guys were more prepared for this game than they were for Berry," said Morrow.
The Bisons, 1-0-1 will play Marshall Sunday at 1 at Belmont in the final round of the tournament.
"Marshal is a big, physical, athletic team," said Morrow. "I'm expecting a good game."