Lipscomb Women’s Soccer Defeats Hornets with Flair

Lipscomb Women’s Soccer Defeats Hornets with Flair


Final Score: Lipscomb 8, Alabama State 0
Location: Nashville, Tenn. (Lipscomb Soccer Complex)
Records: Lipscomb (2-1-2), Alabama State (0-3-1)
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (lipscombsports.com) – Lipscomb women's soccer bounced back from their recent string of defeats with a statement win as the Lady Bisons posted an 8-0 victory on their home pitch. Three Bisons each logged two goals, junior Molly Grant led the offense with five points from two goals and an assist.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Bisons hit the ground running from the first whistle of the match, recording two shots with the first five minutes of the game. The first came from redshirt senior Kelli Beiler and the second came from Faith Adams, and while both shots were saved by Lady Hornets keeper Sheila Sanchez, the quick start set the pace for the rest of the match.

Feeling the momentum, redshirt sophomore Kale'a Perry scored on her first shot on goal to the lower right of the goal on a setup from fellow redshirt sophomore Alivia Carapazza. Just nine minutes and a trio of Lipscomb shots later, Perry scored again on a cross from Molly Grant.


Following a shift change, Grant herself put up her first goal of the night on a pass from freshman Marcella Cash. The Lady Hornets then made their own push and notched their first host of the game on target which was summarily scooped up by Bisons keeper Sydney Jones.
 
Cash earned her second assist of the night just five minutes later when she set up fellow freshman Bailey Oetinger for her first collegiate goal to push the score to 4-0. The Bisons momentum was catching and after Cash's own shot which went just wide of the left post, Roswell, Ga. native Evee Reeder launched a shot from 5o yards out that glanced off a defender and sailed in for the Bisons' fifth goal of the half.
 
The Bisons took the reins of the match right back up at the start of the second half as Oetinger netted her second goal of the match, securing a brace in her collegiate debut just over three minutes into the half.  After a brief stalemate between the two teams, redshirt sophomore Ashley Witucki got in on the fun and earned the first goal of her college career at minute 56 on a cross from Maryville, Tenn. product Grace Oliver.
 
Lipscomb notched three more shots to Alabama State's one shot before Grant sealed the deal with the Bisons' eighth goal of the night just under 70 minutes into the game from a setup by Oliver. The win marks the squad's second victory of the season.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Three Bisons notched braces in the game: Kale'a Perry, Molly Grant, and Bailey Oetinger
  • This match marks Oetinger's collegiate debut
  • Two Bisons collected two assists: Grace Oliver and Marcella Cash
  • Grant led the Bisons with four shots, closely followed by Perry and Tori Wheeler with three a piece
  • Overall, Lipscomb outshot Alabama State 23-5, with 16 for the Bisons in the first half

UP NEXT:
The Bisons will be back in action at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. CT to take on the Florida International Panthers.


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