Bucs battle Bisons Friday for trip to A-Sun Tournament Final
Lipscomb (9-9-2,4-3-1 A-Sun)
ETSU (9-5-4,5-2-1 A-Sun)
11/15/2013 | Fort Myers, Fla. | Attendance: 113
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2013) - For the second time in as many weeks, the ETSU men's soccer team will face off against Lipscomb; however, with this meeting coming in the conference tournament semifinals, the implications of the match are far more clear: win or go home.


The second-seeded Bucs (8-5-4, 5-2-1) will take on No. 3 seed Lipscomb Friday, Nov. 15 at 4:00 p.m., a team ETSU played host to Nov. 2, in which the result was a 0-0 draw. In the match, the Bucs outshot Lipscomb, 19-5, holding Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Omar Djabi to a single shot attempt.

ETSU has suffered just one loss in its previous five meetings with the Bisons (9-8-2, 4-3-1).

On the line Friday will be a trip to the Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship Final and ETSU's hopes of making its second NCAA Tournament appearance in four years.


The Buccaneers have suffered just one loss over the past month of play, falling at Northern Kentucky, 1-0, Oct. 23. In that timeframe, ETSU has outscored its opponents, 12-4.

ETSU finished the regular season with an overtime road win over regionally-ranked Wofford. A 99th-minute header from senior co-captain David Geno (Kingsport, Tenn.) gave the Bucs a 3-2 win.

A conference-best 10 ETSU players received Atlantic Sun all-conference honors this week, including four All-Atlantic Sun First Team selections, three All-Atlantic Sun Second Team recognitions, and three All-Atlantic Sun Freshman Team selections. Senior co-captains Ryan Coulter (Dublin, Ireland) and Nate Hodges (Meridian, Miss.) were named Atlantic Sun Goalkeeper of the Year and Defender of the Year, respectively.

View all of the all-conference selections here.

LIPSCOMB - Friday, Nov. 15 at 4:00 p.m. - LIVE STATS - VIDEO - TWITTER

Over the past two weeks, the Bisons have picked up just one win, but the timing of the victory could not have been any better.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, Lipscomb fought off sixth-seeded Jacksonville, 1-0, grabbing the win with a 62nd-minute header from Luke Gearin.

Both teams recorded nine shots and 16 fouls each.


Aside from the the media links included above, additional information regarding this year's Atlantic Sun Championships can be found at the Atlantic Sun's "Championship Central."


A member of ETSU's winningest class in program history, senior midfielder Itode Fubara (Ogbema, Nigeria) is one of just 10 finalists for this year's presitigious Senior CLASS Award. Fans can vote for Fubara once per day until Nov. 25 by clicking here.

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MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College