Oct. 5, 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - USC Upstate had goal scoring opportunities, but just narrowly missed scoring on several of those chances and Lipscomb held on late for a 1-0 win over the Spartans at Lipscomb Soccer Complex Friday night.
Upstate falls to 2-7-0 on the season, 0-2-0 in the Atlantic Sun Conference, while Lipscomb improves to 3-7-1 overall, 1-1-1 in conference play.
The only goal of the contest came at the beginning of the second half in the 46th minute when Bisons forward Emma Scanlon got the ball on a turnover and her shot from the right side deflected off the left post and into the goal for a 1-0 lead.
The Spartans has their chances in the second half with five shots in the last 15 minutes. Their best chance came in the 87th minute when freshman forward Lindsay Schulz served into the box and freshman forward Charlise Cunningham just missed the serve by a step with no one between her and the goal, but Lipscomb goalkeeper Katie Shelton.
Both teams put pressure on the opposition's goalkeeper in a scoreless first half. Most the shots taken by the Spartans missed just wide and high and the Bisons kept Upstate junior goalkeeper Samantha Spradley, who made three saves in the half, on her toes. Lipscomb outshot the Spartans 9-5 in the first half.
Overall, the Bisons had 18 shots to Upstate's 14 and the Spartans had a season-high six corner kicks.
Shelton made three saves and moves her record in goal to 3-7-1.
Upstate will travel to Belmont for a 3 p.m. ET game on Sunday.