COLUMBIA, Mo. (LyonScots.com) – Lyon College women's soccer freshmen Maria Amanda Monterroso and Shelby Frazier set school records and moved near the top of the NAIA record books on Wednesday as they combined for seven goals and six assists as the Scots captured their third straight American Midwest Conference match and fifth in their last six outings in a 24-0 whipping of Stephens College at Columbia, Mo.
Monterroso, who entered the match ranked third in the AMC with 12 goals on the year, scored six times in the match, setting a Lyon College individual game record, previously held by Sarah Ruegger, who scored five in a game against Crichton College in 2007. Her 18 goals on the year ties Ruegger for the Lyon single-season record, previously set in 2008.
The freshman also tied the NAIA season-high for points in a match (12) this season and her total is the most goals scored in a match by a female player in the NAIA this season, topping the previous high of five. It also puts Monterroso in a tie for 8th all-time in NAIA single-game goals. Tanisha Francis of Lee (Tenn.) holds the record with 14 goals in 2000.
Frazier scored one goal and added six assists, which was also a Lyon College single-game record. The previous high was five, set by Anja Klotzle against Central Baptist College in 2009. Her 10 assists this seasonties her for second in the single-season assist mark, with three games still left to play.
The six assists ties Frazier for the NAIA single-game high this season. Steph Wesen of Viterbo (Wis.) did it on Sept. 15 vs. Roosevelt(Ill.). It also puts her in a second-place tie in the all-time NAIA records, behind Jeana French of Hope International (Calif.), who posted eight in a game in 2002.
Lyon's 24 goals is a single-game high in the NAIA this season, topping the 22 goals Park scored against the same Stephens College team on Sept. 29. It is second in the all-time national record books to 28, scored by Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) in 2005 against Pikesville (Ky.).
The Scots, who led 14-0 at halftime, improved to 7-8-1 on the season, 5-2 in the American Midwest Conference, with one league match remaining in the regular season. The Scots are alone in third place in the league standings, one game behind front-runners Park University (7-6, 5-0 AMC) and Columbia College (9-8, 6-1 AMC). William Woods (8-6-1, 4-2 AMC) and Hannibal-LaGrange (5-7-2, 4-2-1 AMC) are one-half game back of the Scots.
Lyon College will host William Woods on Saturday at 12-noon. The Scots will host Rhodes College on Sunday (1 p.m.) and travel to Hendrix College (6 p.m.) on Tuesday before opening the conference postseason tournament next weekend.
In the match against Stephens, 11 different Lyon College players scored, with six players scoring multiple goals. Freshmen Kara Blackwell, Monica Ayala Martinez and Hannah Osmon each secured three goals,while freshmen Kyleigh Easter and Maria Alonzo each added a pair. Senior Lea Pascal, sophomore Chandler Rae and freshman Marcela Perez each scored one goal, in addition to the one scored by Frazier.