LCU Women's Soccer fall to Dallas Baptist in tournament semifina

LCU Women's Soccer fall to Dallas Baptist in tournament semifinals

GAME INFORMATION
Heartland Conference Tournament
Score: No.2-seed Dallas Baptist 3, No.3-seed Lubbock Christian 0
Records: Lubbock Christian (8-5-5), Dallas Baptist (11-5-3)
Location: Lewis-Chen Family Field (Austin, Texas)
 
LCU HIGHLIGHTS
• The game marked LCU's second consecutive finish at the Heartland Conference Tournament, as LCU has qualified for the tournament in each year they have been postseason eligible in the Heartland Conference and NCAA.
• Ashley Ledford and Erika Aviles had LCU's only shots on goal, as they each had one.
• The game closed out the LCU playing careers of Jamie Boone, Arian Parr and Jamie Pugh.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Goalkeeper Sarah Palmer kept DBU off the board after a series of spectacular saves until they were able to get on the scoreboard with a goal by Leah Draper converted off a loose ball on a corner kick in the 33rd minute for a 1-1 Patriots lead.
• Rain was a factor and a downpour led to lightning and a 40-minute delay in the contest.  DBU would maintain their momentum with a goal by Katelyn Havard in the 72nd minute for a 2-0 lead.
• The scoring closed 5:58 later in the 78th minute with Emmy Niece scoring from 25 yards out.
 
GAME NOTES
• LCU's loss marked the second time they have been shutout this season and 24th time all-time. LCU has now been shutout in each of their Heartland Conference Tournament appearances (shutout 1-0 last season against SEU). Each of the shutouts this season were against Dallas Baptist.
• The loss places LCU's all-time postseason record at 0-5. They had three prior appearances in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament (2010, 2011, 2012) before their Heartland Conference postseason debut last season (2015). LCU has made the conference tournament in every year eligible in program history.
• The loss was LCU's second ever loss in a neutral site game (2-2-0 all-time in neutral site games) and their second shutout loss in a neutral site setting. The shutout loss was their third shutout loss in a postseason game in program history.
• It was a tough ending for LCU offensively, as the team was held to six shots overall and two on goal. LCU entered the game averaging 24.5 shots per game and 10.1 on goal. The six shots was the second lowest of the season, behind an effort of five on Sept. 15 at St. Edward's, and the two shots on goal matched a season low from the same game.
• The three-goal deficit was the worst deficit of the season. It was just the second loss (of five on the season) that was not a loss decided by one goal.
• The loss ends LCU's overall record at 8-5-5.  The Lady Chaps, who had standing points obtained in 13 of 18 games on the season, witnessed a season-high five games result in a draw during the season.
• DBU increased their lead in the all-time series to 5-0-1. The meeting was their first postseason meeting.
 
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
299:23: LCU has not scored against DBU away from home in an active span of 299:23.
 
UP NEXT
The game was LCU's season finale.

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