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8/26/2014 | Memphis, Tenn. | Attendance: 371
Monday, August 25, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team travels to Memphis to compete in its first road game of the year Tuesday night.
Lipscomb, who is 1-1-0 on the season, hopes to bring home a victory over Memphis who is 1-0-0 for the season.
“They’re a great team,” said Lipscomb head coach Kevin O’Brien. “They are probably one of the more athletic teams you’ll see in Division I.
“I think their coaching staff has built a program that’s capable of making a deep run in the NCAA tournament.”
The matchup with the Lady Tigers marks the first time the two teams have played each other in more than 10 years.
“They have a mature team,” O’Brien said. “They have a team that can play at a very high technical and tactical standard.
“It’s going to create challenges. It’s going to be a very difficult game but one that’s very exciting. I’m excited to see how our team stacks up to one of the nation’s best teams.”
The Lady Bisons opened up the regular season Friday night, but could not find a victory after a 2-0 loss over Western Kentucky.
The Purple and Gold came back to capture a 7-0 shutout over Alabama A&M Sunday afternoon landing 16 shots on goal.
Freshmen Natalie DuBoise and Mary Stewart-Schwarz enjoyed their first collegiate goals against Alabama A&M. Schwarz also led the team with six shots.
With only one regular season game under their belt, Memphis stole a win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, defeating the Crimson Tide 2-1.
Memphis' sophomore Valerie Sanderson, who recently made an appearance in the U20 World Cup, scored both goals for the Lady Tigers Sunday night.
“It’ll be a great test especially for me as a head coach,” O’Brien said. “It’ll give me a little bit of a barometer of where we need to go next in the recruiting process and where we need to go next in terms of how we’re training our team.
“But it’s going to be an awesome occasion. We’re excited.”
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