Stetson Advances to Men's @ASUNSoccer Semifinal After Goal in Final Seconds

Stetson Advances to Men's @ASUNSoccer Semifinal After Goal in Final Seconds

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NEWARK, N.J. -- In Friday's 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Soccer Championship First Round action, No. 4 Stetson defeated No. 5 Lipscomb 2-1 at Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium in Newark, N.J., on a goal with only three seconds remaining in the match. Stetson's Sebastian Chalbaud did the improbable when he netted a ball with 89:57 left on the clock advancing the Hatters to the Semifinals.

The Hatters (8-9-2) and Bisons battled evenly through the first half of the match and entered halftime scoreless. In the 49th minute, Chris Degance put Stetson on the board first after a two-man give and go that was assisted on by Lewis Scattergood. Lipscomb responded and evened the score in the 59th minute when John Wynia scored his first goal of the season on a shot that caught Hatters goalkeeper Lute Lillo-Portero out of position.

The teams held the 1-1 tie all the way until the 90th minute when Chalbaud, an ASUN All-Conference First Team selection, gave Stetson a 2-1 advantage and the win just as it seemed the match would head into extra time. Finn Busmann and William Suaut were credited with assists on the play.

Turning Point

After a right side entry pass was headed by a Lipscomb defender, Chalbaud scored the game-winning goal off the bounce to give the Hatters the lead with three seconds remaining in regulation.

Scoring Summary

  • 48:13 - Chris DeGance, Stetson (Lewis Scattergood)
  • 58:17 - John Wynia, Lipscomb (Javier Leija)
  • 89:57 - Sebastian Chalbaud, Stetson (Finn Busmann, William Suaut)

Inside The Box Score 

  • Lipscomb outshot Stetson 17-8 in the match and held a 7-3 advantage in shots-on-goal.
  • The Hatters held a 6-1 advantage in saves; keeper Lute Lillo-Portero leads the ASUN with 71 saves.
  • The Bisons earned six corner kicks while Stetson only had one in the match.
  • The teams combined for nine fouls in the match (Lipscomb, 5; Stetson, 4). 

News & Notes

  • Stetson avenges a loss in last season's ASUN Championship Final in which the Hatters fell to the Bisons 2-0.
  • The Hatters look to become the first No. 4 seed to win the ASUN Championship in conference history.
  • Lipscomb is the first defending ASUN Champion to lose in the first round since 2007.
  • This was the Bisons' first loss in the ASUN Championship since 2016. 

Up Next

No. 4 Stetson advances to battle top-seeded NJIT in the ASUN Championship Semifinal Sunday, Nov. 10, at Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium in Newark, N.J. The match will be broadcast live on the Highlander Sports Network. Lipscomb finishes the 2019 season with a 5-9-2 record.

The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.