NASHVILLE, Tenn. (8/24/17) – Ellen Lundy’s header in the 98th minute of the first overtime period lifted Lipscomb to a 1-0 victory over Arkansas State at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex Thursday evening.
The Red Wolves (1-1-0) and Lady Bisons battled to a 0-0 score at the end of regulation and looked poised to go into a second overtime until A-State was called for a foul just outside the 18-yard box on the left side of the goal. Lipscomb’s Jade Abarca sent the free kick into the box and Lundy was able to redirect the kick into the net for the game-winning goal.
“They are very good team and were picked to win the A-Sun conference, which is traditionally a very tough league,” A-State head coach Brian Dooley said. “When you play a team like this, who just recently tied No. 10 Auburn, you have tendency to play conservative but we didn’t. We stayed with the plan throughout the match and had some really good chances that just didn’t turn out the way we wanted.”
Two of A-State’s best scoring chances occurred midway through the second half when Maggie Ertl was denied twice in a two-minute span. Her first opportunity came during the 59th minute when she took a strike that was tipped away by the Lipscomb goalkeeper for a corner kick.
Riley Ebenroth put the ensuing corner kick in play and it found the head of Ertl, who flicked the ball toward the net, but the attempt was cleared away by a Lady Bisons’ defender just before the ball fully crossed the end line.
The Red Wolves also had a chance in the early part of the match when Taylor Schneider sent a header in on the goal in the 13th minute of play.
Lipscomb outshot A-State 21-8 on the night, but managed just a 4-2 edge in shots on goal. The Red Wolves were also awarded six corner and did not commit an offsides infraction, while the Lady Bisons’ were whistled three times for offsides.
Arkansas State will host Saint Louis in its 2017 home opener Sunday, Aug, 27 at the A-State Soccer Park. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.