Throughout the 2022 season, the Lipscomb Academy (Tenn.) varsity soccer crew went undefeated, going 13-0 in opposition to the competitors, successful a state title, and ending the 12 months slotted at No. 13 in our nationwide Tremendous 25 energy rankings. Nevertheless, every new season represents a special problem, and it hasn’t taken lengthy for the Mustangs to study that lesson in 2023.
Final Friday night time, Lipscomb opened their common season schedule with a brutal matchup in opposition to nationwide powerhouse IMG Academy (Fla.), and so they misplaced by a rating of 35-10. IMG is a troublesome out for anyone, however what occurred this week wasn’t presupposed to occur to the reigning state champions.
Lipscomb performed their second recreation of the 2023 season on Friday on the street in opposition to Saraland (Tenn.) and suffered a heart-breaking one-point defeat in time beyond regulation. The Mustangs discovered themselves trailing by 10 factors with only some minutes left to play within the fourth quarter. The crew rallied and compelled time beyond regulation, partly because of an onside kick restoration. Nevertheless, the trouble fell simply brief within the additional interval – and within the worst doable means.
Lipscomb scored a clutch landing to make it a one-point recreation, solely to overlook the additional level, ending the sport in a win for Saraland. Watch.
LIPSCOMB SCORE THE TOUCHDOWN BUT THEY MISS THE PAT… SARALAND WINS! pic.twitter.com/wehhh8WMKs
— Mr Matthew CFB (@TheMrMatthewCFB) August 26, 2023
Now 0-2 to start out the season, Lipscomb will attempt to bounce again subsequent week on the street in opposition to Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.).
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