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No. 20 Liberty Falls in OT to Lipscomb 3-2

March 13, 2021  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Lipscomb Bisons defeated the No. 20 Liberty Flames 3-2 in overtime, Saturday afternoon in an ASUN Conference match at Osborne Stadium.

After playing to a 2-2 tie in regulation, Lipscomb found the game-winner during the 96th minute. Noah Gulden drove the right side of the 18-yard box and inserted a pass to Jake Zec who scored to give the Bisons the 3-2 victory.

After the Bisons took a 2-0 lead during the first seven minutes of play, the Flames came back with goals by Michael Huss and Seth Clark later in the first half to knot the match 2-2 at halftime.

Liberty drops to 5-2-1 overall and 0-2 in ASUN play on the season. Liberty has lost both of its contests in overtime. Lipscomb improves 4-3-1 overall and 1-1 in ASUN Conference action.

Scoring Summary
3' – LIPSCOMB – Noah Gulden (Assisted by Hayes Wood and William Turner)
7' – LIPSCOMB – Hayes Wood (Assisted by Tyrese Spicer)
26' – LIBERTY – Michael Huss (Assisted by Marko Mitrevski and Musa Morris)
31' – LIBERTY – Seth Clark (Assisted by Luke Eberle)
96' – LIPSCOMB – Jake Zec (Assisted by Noah Golden

Turning Point
After a well-played, back-and-forth contest in regulation, Lipscomb defender Noah Gulden was able to work his way free from Flames defenders on the right side of the field during the 96th minute of overtime. Drawing a defender towards him, he slid a pass into the box for the oncoming Zec, who scored to end the match and give the Bisons the victory.

Key Stats & Notes

  • Shots were even for the contest as the Bisons and the Flames had 13 shots apiece. Lipscomb held a 4-2 advantage over Liberty in corner kicks.
  • Huss scored his fourth goal of the year and Clark scored his second goal of the year for Liberty. He is second on the Flames in goals.
  • Liberty's Marko Mitrevski recorded his team-leading fourth assist in the contest and teammate Luke Eberle picked up his third.
  • Musa Morris assisted on the goal and now leads the Flames with 12 points (5g, 2a) on the year. Morris has picked up a point in each of the last three games.
  • Liberty goalkeeper Danny Cordero made a season-high six saves in the match. Lipscomb's goalkeeper Michael Sibley recorded five saves.
  • Liberty has had back-to-back matches go to overtime and has had three matches reach overtime this season.

Up Next
Liberty will have a week off, before hosting ASUN newcomer Bellarmine, Saturday at Osborne Stadium. Match time is scheduled for 2 p.m.