Softball gets shutout, swept by Liberty in makeup series

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

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

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...
Lumination’s staff predicts who will win at the 2021 Academy Awards

Lumination’s staff predicts who will win at the 2021 Academy Awards

Reporting provided by Camryn Given, Jayme Foltz and Hannah Cron Despite the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down most movie theaters, 2020 still brought us some amazing films. Three Lumination staff members, Camryn, Jayme and Hannah, share who they think will win Oscars at the 93rd Academy Awards.   Actor in a leading role  Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”)  Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)  Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”)  Gary Oldman (“Mank”)  Steven Yeun (“Minari”)   Camryn’s choice: Steve Yeun  The Walking Dead favorite really proved himself as an incredible actor as the ambitious and determined father in Minari. Yeun’s ability to immediately turn from a caring father to an enraged husband showed his depth and should earn him this award.  Jayme’s Choice: Chadwick Boseman Chadwick Boseman has played many amazing roles in his career and I can’t help but think that this was one of his best. It was an exceedingly passionate and heart-wrenching performance as he gave life to Levee, a young troubled man looking to make a name for himself in the music industry.  Hannah’s Choice: Chadwick Boseman Throughout his scenes, you could feel Boseman’s every emotion through the screen. He was a phenomenal talent and by all accounts, an even more phenomenal human being, and this award would be a fitting tribute to his life and legacy.     Actor in a supporting role  Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)  Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)  Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Night in Miami”)  Paul Raci (“Sound of Metal”)  Lakeith Stanfield (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)   Camryn’s Choice: Daniel Kaluuya  Since Kaluuya didn’t walk...
Meet Grant Hitchcock, SGA’s next Executive President

Meet Grant Hitchcock, SGA’s next Executive President

Student democracy went to work this past week with campus-wide elections for the incoming year’s SGA officers. Those elected include Grant Hitchcock, a BioScience and Philosophy major, Lipscomb RA and SGA’s new Executive President. “I’m really excited about the transition, honestly,” said Hitchcock. The upcoming school year will look different on campus, with the anticipation of new administrations. This past semester, Lipscomb has seen the stepping down of President Randolph Lowry and Vice President of Student Life Al Sturgeon. “I’m just looking forward to being able to represent students in this period of transition with a new president and the new structure that is going to be laid out for SGA,” said Hitchcock. Hitchcock will also be bringing along policies of his own, things such as expanding library hours and increasing opportunities for community defined his campaign platform. “I want to hear the concerns that people have, the ideas that people have and I want those ideas to hopefully come to fruition through this office,” said Hitchcock. “We’re hoping to create a welcoming environment, and to promote SGA to that aspect as well,” said Hitchcock. In the upcoming school year, Hitchcock will be bringing with him experience from both his time as a campus RA as well as from the past year serving on SGA. “As an RA on call for 24/7, anytime that anybody needs me, I’m there to help react and be there for them,” “That’s what I want to do with this office,” said Hitchcock. Hitchcock hopes the next school year will represent a return to normalcy, with SGA Office Hours and even a “Quest Weekend”...
Bisons men take down Flames in ASUN soccer quarterfinal matchup

Bisons men take down Flames in ASUN soccer quarterfinal matchup

After the Lady Bisons fell in the earlier quarterfinal matchup, the Liberty Flames were looking to clean house in Nashville with another game against Lipscomb; this time the men’s team. But this time around the Bisons had the advantage, winning 2-0 to advance to the ASUN semifinals.  The Bisons are now 2-0-1 against Liberty in this season after they tied with Liberty at home and won on a golden goal from Jake Zec in Lynchburg, both in the regular season.  These two teams have plenty of history across all sports in the playoff realm and this game would be no different with fouls coming on both sides and both teams doing whatever they could to get ahead.  In the first half, the Bisons and Flames managed to be as good of defensive teams as they were offensively, neither of them conceding a goal. The second half however would not be so kind for the Flames. In the 56th minute, Hayes Wood headed in the go-ahead goal from Scott Gulden on a free-kick from outside 22 yards. With a yellow card coming for the Flames only 6 seconds after this goal the game was heating up on the field. With continued scoreless minutes going by for the Flames, the Bisons jumped on an opportune corner kick which brought one Gulden brother from the corner to a header from his twin that set up an assist in the box for Honore Kalala for the added insurance and a 2-0 lead. For Lipscomb, the lead would hold up after the late score and the defense played a full 90 minutes of soccer...