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Saturday, August 28, 2010The Lipscomb Bisons soccer team will travel to Atlanta Saturday night for the third and final dress rehearsal for the 2010 season.
After exhibition games at Louisville, a 2-0 loss, and Trevecca Nazarene, a 4-0 win, the Bisons will face Georgia State at 6.
“In the first game at Louisville we had some questions about preliminary things such as how we were going to play and how certain guys were going to fit in,” Bisons’ coach Charles Morrow said. “We were able to answer those questions against Louisville.
“In the Trevecca game we were able to implement our system of play more. We were able to put different guys in different roles within that system. And hopefully, in this last scrimmage, we will be able to see more of what we think will be our first team next weekend at Southern Methodist.”
The Bisons have spent a great deal of the preseason emphasizing the defensive aspects of the game.
“We feel good about the defensive area,” Morrow said. “We have spent more time working in the attacking third. We would like to see more of that against Georgia State.”
Morrow points out that a lot of players have shown the abilities to do good things, but he is looking for more consistency.
“We pretty much know at this point what we’ve got and what we are working with,” Morrow said. “There is a lot of promise from some guys who can step in and help us right away. And there is some promise with some guys who aren’t quite there, but they have it within themselves. It will be interesting to see how they develop over the next two months.”
Forward Miguel DaSilva is not a newcomer to the team, but his health has been a concern in preseason as he recovers from offseason surgery. Morrow likes the progress he is seeing from DaSilva.
“Miguel got an ugly goal against Trevecca,” Morrow said. “It was a pretty typical Miguel goal.
“He has some goals that are pretty. But when he is healthy and he is scrapping he is a disturber. He disturbs defenses and creates turnovers. He is getting closer to where he needs to be this season.”
Written by MarkMcGee, Senior Publisher/Director of Media Relations.