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Saturday, August 28, 2010The late country singer Johnny Cash once sang a lament about a life-weary man known as “Sunday Morning Coming Down.”
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons soccer team might be singing a similar refrain this weekend. They have to recover in time for Sunday’s 2 p.m. game with Jackson State at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex after playing a double-overtime game with Tennessee-Martin Friday night.
The Lady Bisons are 1-2 after the 1-0 loss to Tennessee-Martin.
Finding a way for his players to overcome leg weariness is a major concern for coach Jon Ireland.
“We kept fighting and fighting against UT-Martin,” Ireland said. “I told them we have to keep our heads up and regroup.
“We have quick turnaround. We will watch film Saturday and then we will try to rest as much as we can and try to get a win against Jackson State.”
Jackson State has played only one game this season, a 1-0 win Aug. 20 against South Alabama.
“They are very athletic,” Ireland said. “They are coming in with fresh legs.
“Obviously, we are going to be really tired. Our focus is to be mentally prepared.”
The Lady Bisons, thanks to Lacey Cross rejoining the team in time for Friday’s game, had 12 healthy position players plus two goalkeepers.
“We have to do better than we did against Tennessee-Martin,” Ireland said. “We have to get our act together and stay focused.”
The Lady Bisons will be holding a free soccer clinic for players ages six-through-10 immediately following the game.
Written by Mark McGee, Senior Publisher/Director of Media Relations.