North Alabama breaks losing streak with win over Lipscomb

North Alabama breaks losing streak with win over Lipscomb

The Lipscomb Bisons played conference rival North Alabama at Allen Arena on Saturday, looking to continue their win streak after last week’s breakout performance against Kennesaw State. However, things didn’t turn out the way Lipscomb had hoped. The Bisons fell to the Lions 82-69 despite Lipscomb leading by nine in the second half. This gave North Alabama its first road win of the year as they were 0-9 previously before coming into the game. The first half was very competitive as both teams went blow for blow. North Alabama was down 27-34 with two minutes left in the half but would go on a 5-0 run capped off by a dunk to end the first half down only two points. Both teams were anxious to get any sort of momentum going in the second half. However, neither team would budge. After a back and forth start to the second half, Lipscomb started to gain a little momentum as they started make some free throws to jump out to a nine-point lead making it 55-46 midway through the second half. Then it was North Alabama’s turn to gain ground, after hitting a three just as the shot clock expired with a little over 10 minutes to go in the game. Lipscomb Coach Lennie Acuff saw this as a key turning point for North Alabama. “We’re up nine with ten minutes, it looked there was gonna [sic] be a shot clock violation, and they make a three as the shot clock goes off, it just opened up the flood gates.” Acuff said. North Alabama would then go on a 33-11 run...
Lipscomb Academy Football to play CPA in Semifinals of TSSAA Playoffs

Lipscomb Academy Football to play CPA in Semifinals of TSSAA Playoffs

It has been quite the journey for Lipscomb Academy as they have gone from not winning more than five games last season to finishing 5-5 and making it to the semifinals of the playoffs. However, it doesn’t get any easier for them as must now face district rival CPA away from home. The Mustangs played the Lions earlier in the season and lost by a score of 28-7. They also had multiple turnovers the last time they faced the Lions, most of them being interceptions. For CPA, they only finished the season with a 4-6 record, but are no easy foe despite that. The four wins that they got were all against district opponents while the losses came to opponents that were outside of the district. While it won’t necessarily be easier for the Mustangs this time around, Dilfer feels good about how much his team has improved since then. He also knows that they are going to have to play some of their best football to come out with a victory. “We are super excited for the challenge ahead of us Friday night vs CPA,” Dilfer said. “They are a really well-coached and a very physical football team. Our boys have gotten better since the last time we played them, but it will take our best ball to come out of The Den with a win.” Both CPA coach Trent Dilfer of Lipscomb Academy and Ingle Martin of CPA are former NFL quarterbacks — the two will once again face off at playoffs. Dilfer played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, and Seattle Seahawks before finishing off...
Lady Bison Soccer Top the Stetson Hatters in Defensive Win 2-0

Lady Bison Soccer Top the Stetson Hatters in Defensive Win 2-0

The Lady Bison secured another conference win as they beat the Stetson Hatters 2-0 at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. The game started off in favor of Lipscomb as there won three straight corner kicks the Lady Bison. This would be a good indicator of how the first half would go as the Lady Bison outshot the Hatters eight to two. Both teams would have glimpsed in front of the goal before the end of the first half. The second half was no different. The Lady Bison would have an array of chances offensively, putting up nine shots to the Hatters five. Then in the 69th minute, Lipscomb finally broke through and scored on a great solo run from Macy Douglas that was set up by a pass from Molly Grant. Douglas, who is a freshman, has really come into her own in the past couple of games as she scored her third goal of the season. Grant, who is fourth on the team in terms of assists, got her third assist of the season. After the first goal of the game, Stetson didn’t back down as they had a number of changes in the Lipscomb half. The Hatters had a couple of shots that yielded some opportunities for a goal, but nothing would come of them. Then, they had a corner kick that was deflected and then cleared away. This set up a scoring chance from Lipscomb that would ultimately be saved by Stetson goalie Lara Bates. However, after a bad clearance from the Hatters, Lipscomb capitalized on a cross in the 86th minute from Hailey Eck to Maycie McKay to...
Goalkeeping helps men’s soccer team secure tie with Evansville

Goalkeeping helps men’s soccer team secure tie with Evansville

Lipscomb University’s Men’s Soccer team played its second home game of the season against the Evansville Aces Tuesday night at the soccer complex. The game was really a tale of two halves, with it being relatively close up until halfway into the 22 minute. Lipscomb held possession on the Aces side of the field, peppering off four shots in a row. Then after a couple more missed chances from both sides, momentum shifted in favor of the Bisons. A fast break opened up for the Bisons with Hayes Wood and Noah Gulden taking advantage.  A great cross into the box from Gulden helped Lipscomb score a goal in the 37 minute making it 1-0 Bison. Hayes Wood put himself in prime scoring position, and all Gulden had to do was feed him the ball. The Aces would only have another shot in the first half coming from Francesco Brunetti as the Bisons would hold onto their lead. The second half began fairly well for the Bisons. They would have an early possession on the Aces side of the field and would get off a few shots while having two corner kicks. However, nothing would come of it. Lipscomb’s backline held up for quite some time in the second half. However, momentum shifted after a couple of errors from Lipscomb on the fast break. Goalkeeper Michael Sibley would keep the Bisons in the game with his incredible performance up until the 82 minute. The Aces marched their way down into Bison territory and fired off a quick shot with numbers in their favor. Sibley actually made a pretty good save on the shot,...
Lipscomb Softball recovers from slow start to dominate Tennessee Tech

Lipscomb Softball recovers from slow start to dominate Tennessee Tech

The Lady Bisons secured an 8-3 victory over the Tennessee Tech Eagles in their first meet of the season. The in-state, non-conference matchup tonight was played at Lipscomb’s Draper Diamond in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a tale of two pitchers with Lipscomb getting the better end of it..   Lipscomb pitcher Megan Gray started off the game with three strikeouts in-a-row to cap off a very impressive first inning. Then after an uneventful bottom of the first inning, Tennessee Tech took an early lead after Gray gave up a two-run homer to left center. This would pretty much be Gray’s only mishap of the evening as she stayed on the mound for all seven innings. She went on to strikeout an impressive seven batters while only allowing three runs in the process to finish off a stellar performance. As for Tennessee Tech’s pitching, it was almost the opposite. Tech struggled the most in the third inning with three runs allowed. Pitcher Alyssa Arden only lasted four innings before getting pulled, giving up six runs. The Eagles finished off the evening with Kayla Hughes on the mound, who only gave up two runs in two innings.   Luckily for the Lady Bisons, it wasn’t long after a home run that they woke up in the third inning. After a strikeout to start the bottom of the second inning, Jenna Pealor hit a nice double to left centerfield to place herself in prime scoring position. Later, after an error on a beautiful line drive from Destinee Brewer, Gladden and Pealor would both score, tying the game up at two to end the...