Lyon defeats Williams in NAIA soccer

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (LYON) – American Midwest Conference scoring and goal leader Anna Waldman continues to pile up impressive statistics as she leads Lyon women's soccer team. On Tuesday afternoon she scored four more goals and scored nine points to lead the Scots to their third victory in four games, a 7-1 win over Williams Baptist College on the road.


Waldman, a three-time AMC Offensive Player of the Week this year already, now has scored 19 goals and scored 42 points through 11 games. She is already within one goal of the Lyon season goal mark of 20 set by Maria Monterroso in 2012. She's also within two points of Monterroso's season mark of 44 points scored the same year. Waldman, a transfer, is now tied for sixth in career goals and eighth in career points for the Scots after playing only 11 contests.


Lyon's Jessica Souza handed out one assist in the game and now has eight on the year. She is three short of Anja Klotzle's single-season mark of 11 set in 2008.


The Scots (6-4-1), who outshot the Lady Eagles (2-9-1, 1-5-1 AMC) 19-0 in the first half and 39-8 for the contest, also received two goals and an assist from Monica Ayala and a goal from Isabel Suarez in the contest. Ayala led Lyon with 14 shots, with five of them coming on goal. Waldman attempted 12 shots, with six coming on goal. Lyon held a 17-8 advantage in shots on goal for the contest.


Stephanie Spiteri and Ali Erti both shared time in goal and picked up the win for Lyon. Spiteri worked 75:25, picking up four saves while allowing a goal. Erti finished up the final 14:35.


Abagail Bormann and Katelyn Estes both played in goal for the Lady Eagles. Bormann allowed five goals and Estes gave up two.


Lyon head coach Ben Parman became the winningest head coach in the 12-year history of the women's soccer program as he won his 35th game in 68 tries. He passed Chris McNaughton, who was 34-19-3.


Ayala scored Lyon's first two goals in the first nine minutes of the contest to give the Scots an early lead. Waldman scored her first goal at 22:34, then Suarez dropped one in at the 25:14 mark.


Waldman scored the next three goals for the Scots, one coming with 5:11 left in the half and the next two coming in the first 14:24 of the final period.


 Lyon is now 4-2-1 in AMC play, sitting just one game out of first place, but still in a three-way tie for third place with Benedictine University-Springfield (7-3-1, 3-1 AMC) and William Woods (3-4-2, 2-0-2 AMC). The Scots will visit Benedictine Saturday in a 1 p.m. Matchup.