MACON, Ga. (MERCER RELEASE) – The Mercer women's soccer team concluded its seven-game homestand with a 2-1 Atlantic Sun Conference loss to Lipscomb on Sunday afternoon at Bear Field.
Mercer (6-5-1, 1-1-0 A-Sun) out-shot Lipscomb (4-5-2, 1-1-0 A-Sun) 17-9 overall and held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks in a losing effort.
After Lipscomb opened the contest with a goal in the 15th minute of play, a pair of Mercer substitutes combined for the game-tying tally just before half.
Freshman Kim Murphy sent in a cross from the far side of the field that junior MacKenzie Stewart settled and fired past Lipscomb goalkeeper Anna Buhigas to tie things up at 1-1 going into intermission.
The Bears had a pair of chances to take the lead early in the second half when a header and a line drive shot by junior Washida Blackman both sailed just over the crossbar to keep things tied at 1-1.
The Bisons put the nail in the coffin late in the second stanza when freshman Ellen Lundy scored her second goal of the contest when she flicked a shot over a charging Maggie Cropp to make the final score 2-1.
Mercer hits the road next time out when it travels to Tennessee to take on East Tennessee State on October 4. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Summers-Taylor Stadium.