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Recent News

Softball gets shutout, swept by Liberty in makeup series

In a rescheduled matchup from two weekends ago, the Lady Bisons hosted the Liberty Flames, who swept the Bisons, not allowing a run on the weekend.  Saturday afternoon senior pitcher Breanna Burke got the start for Lipscomb on the mound and worked all seven innings for the Bisons. Burke only allowed one hit in the first six innings of the matchup, but Liberty took advantage of two errors by the Bisons defense to reach base and score, gaining the advantage and a 1-0 lead . Despite the efficient pitching of junior pitcher Emily Kirby, Lipscomb outhit the Flames, 3-1, through the sixth inning but could not capitalize on their opportunities. In the seventh inning, Liberty’s bats got hot and the Flames scored one run off of three hits, bringing the game to its final score of 2-0. In the second game of Saturday’s action, Liberty picked up right where they left off scoring two runs off of two consecutive walks and a two-RBI single from infielder freshman Savannah Channell. Lipscomb would settle in and not allow another run until the fifth inning when Liberty brought home two more runners via another two-RBI single from Channell. Two additional insurance runs would be added in the seventh inning, and once again the Bisons would be shutout 6-0. Sunday’s action continued in Liberty’s favor, as Burke returned to the mound and allowed a homerun to senior infielder Autumn Bishop on the second pitch of the afternoon. Meanwhile, offensively the Bisons could get nothing going for much of the game.  Kirby dominated the mound finishing the afternoon with seven strikeouts in seven innings...

Lipscomb loses non-conference series to App State

The Lipscomb Bisons fell in extra innings to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 9-5 on Friday. The Bisons got off to a quick start, scoring a run in the first inning. As for the defense, junior Max Habegger got the start for the Bisons and pitched a shutout through the first 3 innings. In the bottom of the third, the Bisons piled on by adding another four runs to increase their lead to 5-0. Habegger would lose his shutout in the top of the fourth off a sacrifice fly to bring the Mountaineers within four. However, Habegger would bounce back by pitching a scoreless fifth inning to maintain the Bisons 5-1 lead. The Mountaineers would fight back with a dominant sixth inning, scoring three runs, all with two outs, to bring them within one. They managed to add another run in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5. Sophomore closer Tyler Guilfoil came in to stop the bleeding for the Bisons and pitched four scoreless innings. The Bisons failed to score in the bottom of the seventh, which sent the game into extra innings. Both teams would then go scoreless through the eighth, ninth and tenth innings. In the top of the eleventh, App State’s bats were hot, and they were able to drive in four to take a commanding 9-5 lead. The Bisons were unable to score in the bottom of the eleventh, falling to the Mountaineers 9-5. After falling Friday in extras, the Bisons bounced back Saturday as junior pitcher Dylan Bierman took the mound and only allowed two runs in his seven innings of work, getting...

Lipscomb Men’s Soccer season comes to a close with a loss to No. 1 Jacksonville Dolphins

After defeating the Liberty Flames Saturday afternoon at home to clinch a spot in the ASUN semifinals, Lipscomb travelled to Jacksonville to take on the top-ranked ASUN team, Jacksonville, where the Bisons fell 4-2 Thursday afternoon. The Dolphins wasted no time putting together a strong offensive presence and capitalized by scoring three of their four goals within the first 25 minutes of the game. Both junior defenders Noah and Scott Gulden came up just shy of cutting into the Dolphins lead with two early shots on goal for the Bisons, but Jacksonville goalie junior Matt Levy came up with the save on both occasions. Finally, the Bisons got on the board with a late goal from freshman defender William Turner to end the first half and to bring Lipscomb back within striking distance. But the Dolphins once again were the first to score as they returned from the break extending their lead to 4-1. Freshman forward Tyrese Spicer gave the Bisons several chances but could never capitalize. Eventually, sophomore forward Alejandro Lopez scored bringing Lipscomb once again within two, but the early deficit proved to be too much to overcome. Despite the loss, Lipscomb outshot the Dolphins 19-11 and fought until the final whistle. The Bisons finish the season 6-5-2 and 1-2-1 in ASUN play in the COVID-altered format. Lipscomb Men’s Soccer will return to action in just a few short months as ASUN fall seasons resume in 2021. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...

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Lipscomb men’s soccer takes down soon to be conference opponents Central Arkansas 2-1

The Lipscomb men’s soccer team took down non-conference opponents Central Arkansas by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon. The midweek matchup pitted the Bisons against future Atlantic Sun rivals in the UCA Bears, who also played a fall season in the Sun Belt Conference this year. Despite the fact that this match didn’t count in conference play for either team, both sides wanted the win and fought hard to earn a positive result. It was the home side who would take the initial advantage, though, when Trinidad and Tobago native Tyrece Spicer tucked a shot into the near post, beating the keeper in the 7th minute. Spicer, a freshman left-winger, scored his third goal of the season to put Lipscomb ahead 1-0. In a statistically rare moment, goalkeeper Michael Sibley picked up the assist. It’s the sophomore keeper’s first–and likely only–assist this season. Lipscomb dominated possession of the ball and controlled the midfield from then on, but couldn’t find the net on their other six shot attempts of the half.  The Bears capitalized on the opportunities Lipscomb left behind when they scored an equalizer on the stroke of halftime. Substitute Masood Porsa scored against the run of play in a quick series of passes that left the Lipscomb backline undone, leveling the score at 1-1 after the first 45 minutes. The Bisons continued the narrative of controlling the game early on in the second half, but in the 59th minute, it looked as though Central Arkansas was going to nab another fortunate goal. Junior defender Louis Robinson bundled over his opponent inside the penalty box on a cross...

Breakout night from freshman Will Pruit aids Lipscomb basketball in win over Kennesaw State

For the second time this season, Lipscomb men’s basketball has swept a conference opponent. Much like Friday night, the Bisons used a strong second-half performance to take down ASUN bottomfeeder Kennesaw State 77-63 in Allen Arena. Lipscomb is 15-10 and 9-5 in the ASUN and sitting at third place, while Kennesaw State has already clinched the No. 9 seed and will participate in a play-in game in the ASUN tourney. Four Bisons dialed in double-figure nights, with graduate transfer Romeao Ferguson leading the herd with 24. Sophomore guard KJ Johnson scored 20, freshman guard Will Pruitt had 18 (a career-high), and redshirt-junior center Ahsan Asadullah posted 12. Pruitt’s performance was most notable. A local 6-3 guard out of Mount Juliet, Pruitt was making his second consecutive start and just his third overall this season. Don’t be surprised if the Bisons keep him there, as he cashed in on the opportunity by going 6-of-7 and 5-of-6 from range while leading the team with seven rebounds. The Owls’ top two scorers this season were their top two scorers Saturday night. Leading scorer and junior guard Spencer Rodgers led the way with 21, and second-leading scorer and freshman guard Chris Youngblood followed suit with 12. Nobody else cashed in double digit points. Offensively, Lipscomb played a dismal first half. Lipscomb led 12-6 with 15:50 left in the first half before giving up a 14-2 run that lasted for over nine minutes. The Bisons did not score a field goal during that run and were down 20-14, eventually ending the first half down 31-29. But much like Friday night, Lipscomb broke away in...

Bisons rally in second half for big win over Kennesaw State 76-62

Coming off of a weekend split against Jacksonville last weekend, the Bisons sat at 7-5 coming into their last home weekend seeking a win in the first game of the series against Kennesaw State. The Bisons won, 76-62. Kennesaw coming in with their first conference win of the season the previous weekend against Stetson was looking to keep their momentum against Lipscomb. The first half was an even duel for both teams with nearly identical stat lines through the first 20 minutes of play. In the first half, Asadullah hit solid from the field and the free-throw line. A healthy performance from Jake Wolfe and Mr. Consistent, Romeo Ferguson helped the Bisons in the first half. However, it was Kennesaw who was up at the half 35-36. Backed by solid play from #3, Youngblood, with 12 points that matched Asadullah’s first-half mark. 11 first-half turnovers are what kept the game as close as it was. After the halftime break, Lipscomb came back out re-energized and looking fired-up. With a pristine night’s finish for Asadullah (23 points) and continual effort from Johnson, Ferguson, and Wolfe — the Bisons finished the game out handily, 76-62. Lipscomb finished the game seeing 4 players score in double figures — Johnson (16), Ferguson (13), Wolfe (12), Asadullah (23). It was just the win Lipscomb needed to move the Bisons to 8-5 in Conference play.  Lipscomb and Kennesaw State will finish their series matchup on Saturday night in Allen Arena at 7 PM. You can stream the game through ESPN+ or listen along through our own, Bison Radio through our website, or iOS app. Photos courtesy...