Throughout the 2022 season, the Lipscomb Academy (Tenn.) varsity soccer group went undefeated, going 13-0 towards the competitors, profitable a state title, and ending the yr slotted at No. 13 in our nationwide Tremendous 25 energy rankings. Nevertheless, every new season represents a unique problem, and it hasn’t taken lengthy for the Mustangs to study that lesson in 2023.
Final Friday evening, Lipscomb opened their common season schedule with a brutal matchup towards nationwide powerhouse IMG Academy (Fla.), they usually misplaced by a score of 35-10. IMG is a troublesome out for anyone, however what occurred this week wasn’t speculated to occur to the reigning state champions.
Lipscomb performed their second recreation of the 2023 season on Friday on the highway towards Saraland (Tenn.) and suffered a heart-breaking one-point defeat in extra time. The Mustangs discovered themselves trailing by 10 factors with just a few minutes left to play within the fourth quarter. The group rallied and compelled extra time, partially because of an onside kick restoration. Nevertheless, the trouble fell simply brief within the further interval – and within the worst doable method.
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 highway towards Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.).