LEXINGTON, Ky.- The Lipscomb men’s soccer team is peaking at the right time and continuing to find ways to win.
After victories over Memphis, North Florida and Evansville, the Bisons (9-6) extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 stunner at Kentucky on Saturday night.
Logan Paynter got Lipscomb on the board by freezing the Kentucky keeper with a chip shot that lofted its way into the back of the net.
The Wildcats (7-5-2) answered with a Leon Jones goal 10 minutes later, but the Bisons countered with a tally by senior forward Ivan Sakou in the 36th minute. Lipscomb led 2-1 at the halftime break.
In the 59th minute, Kentucky knotted the game at two when Noah Hutchins scored on a volley from the far post.
The Bisons were not to be outdone.
Lipscomb junior Ryan Birchfield deposited a shot into the net just one minute later to take a 3-2 lead. Several saves by Lipscomb goalie Christopher Zappia preserved the advantage and the eventual upset victory over the Wildcats.
Kentucky was ranked fifth in the Southeast Regional poll heading into the contest.
Lipscomb will look to continue its winning ways when it takes on UAB in Birmingham on Tuesday. The Bisons will then wrap their 2017 regular season by hosting Jacksonville next Saturday, Oct. 28.
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