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Lipscomb (5-5-1, 1-1-0)
Stetson (1-7-2, 0-2-0)
10/6/2013 | DeLand, Fla. | Attendance: 187
Sunday, October 06, 2013
DeLand, Fla. - After a tough loss to Florida Gulf Coast Friday night, the Bisons bounced back to win a conference road game at Stetson 1-0 on Sunday.
The matchup was almost identical to Friday’s game versus FGCU with a lot of created opportunities to score.
The Bisons outshot FGCU 15-9 and Stetson 19-8 to double its opposition for the weekend.
“I thought we were able to pull a lot of good ideas out, “said head coach Charles Morrow. “I am happy with the guys effort and performance today.”
The Bisons beat Stetson for just the second win in the series history, improving to 2-7-2. The only other win came in 2008 in Nashville.
Within a 15 minute stretch in the first half, Lipscomb attempted six shots, put three on goal, and drew three corner kicks. With the Bisons missing numerous scoring chances, the Hatters were lucky the game was tied 0-0 at halftime.
“To create the numbers of opportunities we had this weekend and to not finish more than we did,” said Morrow. “It’s something we have to work on. We obviously have to work on finishing those chances.”
After creating nine shots in the first half, the Bisons took 10 in the second.
With time dwindling and his team needing a goal, Kevin McMahon beat the Hatters' back line defense on a pass by Zach Tarbox to score and put Lipscomb on top 1-0 at the 82:55 mark. The goal was McMahon’s first of the year. Tarbox’s assit was his first.
The Purple and Gold's defense held strong as the Hatters tried for an equalizer three times in the last 2:22, including one that bounced off post.
Micah Bledsoe came up with his only save of the game in the last minute to preserve the team's third shutout of the 2013 campaign. Andreas Schnabl of Stetson pulled in three saves, but gave up the crucial game-winning goal to McMahon.
With the win, Lipscomb improves to 5-5-1, 1-1-0 while Stetson falls to 1-7-2, 0-2-0. The Bisons attempted eight corner kicks to Stetson’s 0.
“I thought it was a well-deserved win today,” Morrow said. “The energy and effort was worthy of a conference win.”
Lipscomb returns home for a three-game home stand beginning Oct. 11 against Jacksonville at 7 p.m.