ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2018 ASUN Conference Women's Soccer Regular Season and Championship title winners Lipscomb begin their journey in the NCAA Tournament on Friday with a matchup vs. Mississippi State from the SEC. Scheduled for kick off at 4 PM CT, the game can be found online through ESPN3 as well as live stats from NCAA.com.
Before the match commences, take a look at some notes for the game about the Bisons and their upcoming opponent who they are meeting for the second time over the last three seasons. The winner of the match between the Bisons and Bulldogs moves on to the Second Round on November 16 to play the winner of No. 4 Duke and Rutgers.
2018 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament First Round
Lipscomb vs. Mississippi State | Friday, November 9; 4 PM CT | ESPN3
Last Match: Lipscomb 1, Mississippi State 0 (August 26, 2018; Starkville, Miss.)
Lipscomb vs. Mississippi State Game Notes
- The Bisons enter the NCAA Tournament with a 14-4-2 overall record, winners of 10 of their last 12 contests
- Mississippi State (9-6-2) enters the postseason on a two-game losing streak, playing its last game on October 25 vs. LSU
- Lipscomb is 3-9-2 all-time vs. SEC opponents, beating Kentucky 2-1 earlier this season to close out non-conference play
- Last meeting in 2016, Lipscomb topped Mississippi State on the road in a 1-0 final. Five members of the current roster played in that match
- ASUN Goalkeeper of the Year Kate Mason has recorded a shutout in seven of her last nine contests, owning a GAA of 0.49 in that span
- Voted ASUN Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman, Logan McFadden scored the only goal in a 1-0 ASUN Semifinal victory over No. 4 FGCU
- Showing true to her ASUN Player of the Year status, Olivia Doak totaled five points (2 G, 1 A) in the ASUN Championship Final, a 3-2 Bisons victory
- The Bisons average 2.15 goals per game while the Bulldogs manage to score 1.88 per game which would rank third in the ASUN
- Over the entire season, Lipscomb has had three players score seven or more goals and five players tally at least three net-finders