NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s soccer team added another win to an already record-breaking season defeating Samford 2-0 Sunday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
“It was a great performance by our girls,” said head women’s soccer coach Kevin O’Brien. “From the opening whistle we were on the front foot, which we haven’t been all season. We’ve had more defensive game plans in a lot of games and have been good on the counter-attack.”
“We said going into the game that after the performance at Vanderbilt, we felt like we could open up a little bit and play a little more of an attacking style. And we came out tonight and that’s exactly what we did.”
After the first 45 minutes of regulation, the two teams went into halftime with a scoreless game. Lipscomb attempted 11 shots in the first half while Samford only took four.
Returning for the second half, the team maximized the offense ultimately leading to two goals scored by sophomore Ellen Lundy.
“The two goals were great efforts by the team, and I just happened to be the one who put them in,” Lundy said. “Anna Lail had an awesome cross, and I just had the ability to put it away.”
Lundy picked up the first goal of the night in the 69thminute after Lail’s successful assist.
“In the second half, I felt like Samford picked it up,” O’Brien said. “It was a really tight game up until that point when Anna Lail squared the ball and Ellen Lundy scored.”
Later in the 81st minute, Lundy drilled a shot that rolled past the goalie to give the Lady Bisons the 2-0 lead.
“The second goal was just an unlucky touch by the keeper, and I just happened to be there and get lucky enough to score that one,” Lundy said. “We just had a great team effort and we’re really excited to build off this. We deserved to win this game.”
Lipscomb advances to 5-3-1 on the season while Samford falls to 4-4.