Bisons leave LUV Invitational empty-handed

Bisons leave LUV Invitational empty-handed

The Lipscomb Bisons volleyball team lost 3-1 against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday. The Bisons fall to 1-4 on the season after a winless showing at the LUV Invitational. In the first set, Lipscomb got the opening 2 points over the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest responded with a three-point run early in the set. Wake Forest and Lipscomb had tied for the largest lead of the set at 1 point until Lipscomb put up a two-point lead at 8-6. Lipscomb put up a five-point run after falling behind to take a 18-16 lead. Wake Forest worked back to 18-18 and an even score in the set. Both teams fought to keep the score even, getting to 21-21 A 3 point run put the Bisons on top with a 24-21 first set score. The second set started with Wake Forest’s two-point run. The Bisons responded with a five-point run before a Wake Forest timeout. Wake Forest challenged the Bisons with a five-point run of their own to bring the score to 6-8. Both teams fought with Wake Forest gaining a 15-10 lead over the Bisons. Wake Forest was able to put a considerable lead up after a three-point run and a five-point run split up by only one Lipscomb point. With a 24-14 score in favor of the Demon Deacons, the Bisons posted a four-point run. The second set ended 17-25 with Wake Forest, which allowed the Demon Deacons to even the set score at 1-1. In the third set a back and forth battle ensued as each team tried to gain a lead over the other. The...
Volleyball comes up short against top-15 Hilltoppers

Volleyball comes up short against top-15 Hilltoppers

Lipscomb women’s volleyball lost 3-1 to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Friday night, moving to 1-4 on the season. After a loss to start the Lipscomb University Invitational, the Bisons matched up against the nationally-ranked Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky was ranked #15 on the Week 1 American Volleyball Coaches poll. Lipscomb also entered 1-9 in the all-time series against WKU. The Bisons started off hot on a 4-0 run with momentum in their favor in the first set. The Hilltoppers were able to push it back to a 3-9 lead after a few quick back-and-forth points. WKU took a 5-point run to tie the set back up at 9-9. The Bisons responded with a quick 5-point run of their own to take a 14-9 advantage. After a few 3-point runs by both teams the Bisons finished the first set, winning 25-21. With the first 9 points split 4-5, the second set was always going to be tight. A double block at the net by senior Garrett Joiner and sophomore Meg Mersman brought the set back to 10-10. A slow but substantial lead was grown by the Hilltoppers as they led 15-22 after a back-and-forth battle. The second set finished 17-25 which brought the sets to an even 1-1. The third set was a hard-fought loss for the Bisons. After a pair of points by Lipscomb to bring the set to 4-5, WKU put together a momentum-swinging 5-point run. Lipscomb put up a point to break the streak and the Hilltoppers responded with 4 of their own. The set worked to 10-17 as the Hilltoppers put up another huge run of...
Men’s soccer blanks Toreros, sweeps Golden State weekend

Men’s soccer blanks Toreros, sweeps Golden State weekend

The Lipscomb men’s soccer team beat the University of San Diego 4-0 Sunday night, sweeping the Southern California road trip and advancing to 2-0 on the season. The win was capped off by the defense preventing any shots on goal from USD. Lipscomb entered the game with 1 win and 2 losses in the all-time series. In the 9th minute, University of San Diego’s Kai Peterson received a yellow card. Lipscomb’s Javanne Smith fired off the first shot on goal, but it was saved by Marley Mascarenas, the man between the goalposts for the Toreros. Berlin, Germany native Luca Naumann took a large slide tackle that resulted in a foul against USD and a stoppage of play, but the sophomore midfielder was able to get up and continue playing. In the 16th minute, fellow German Scott Gulden put up his first goal of the season off the free-kick from his brother Noah Gulden, putting Lipscomb up 1-0. In the 20th minute, another Germany-born midfielder, Carlo Cavalar, drew his first yellow card of the season. During a 50/50 collision near midfield, USD’s Danny Orozco suffered an injury in the 44th minute; he was able to exit the field under his own power. At halftime, Lipscomb led 1-0 with 6 shots on goal to USD’s 0 shots on goal. The second half only made things sweeter for the Bisons. A foul on USD’s Ross Johnstone in the 55th minute put in a free-kick for Lipscomb to start the play again. Sophomore winger Javanne Smith scored in the 59th minute off a save from Mascarenas. Sophomore Tyrese Spicer’s original shot provided the...
Volleyball opens season with tight loss

Volleyball opens season with tight loss

The Lipscomb women’s volleyball team opened up the regular season with a 2-3 loss against Houston at the Oklahoma Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma on Friday. The first matchup of the two-game weekend pitted the Bisons against the American Athletic Conference’s number two ranked team in the preseason poll. Lipscomb entered the game behind 0-2 in the all-time series. Lipscomb put up a great fight throughout the five-set losing effort. Sophomore and Edmond, Oklahoma native Kamryn Bacus led the team with 21 kills, 1 service ace and 22 points. Sophomore setter Delaney Dilfer put up an impressive 53 assists with 5 kills and 3 service aces. Dilfer’s 53 assists tied a career record for the All-ASUN Second Team selection last year. Standout freshman Anna Aubele put up 6 kills, 4 service aces and 10 points in her first Division I regular season game. In set one, Lipscomb put up an 8-point run to take the 25-23 win with a close battle all the way to the final point.  Set two was a back-and-forth battle between the Bisons and the Cougars with a 25-22 final set score. The Bisons were able to put together two 4-point runs en route to the set win.  The third set was a bit of a challenge, as the Cougars put up four in a row to take a 5-point lead in the set. Lipscomb was able to close the gap to 22-25 in the set loss.  The fourth set was closed out in magnificent fashion, as Lipscomb closed a 5-point gap to bring the set within two. Eventually, the set ended in a loss after...