BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon women's soccer team struggled to find any opportunities in the first half, but found momentum in the second half to defeat Harris-Stowe State University 3-1 Tuesday afternoon. Jessica Souza and Joyce Barbosa combined for the team's three goals to help the Scots to their third win in four contests.
Lyon is now 5-7-1 overall and 5-3-1 in American Midwest Conference play. Harris-Stowe State falls to 8-8 overall and 5-5 in the AMC. The Scots jump to sixth place in the conference, while HSSU falls to the eighth spot.
- Souza led the team with two goals in the game. Barbosa scored the other, and now has a team leading 13 goals on the season.
- Goalkeeper Ali Ertl recorded three saves, while Hornets goalkeeper Jenna Vitale had one.
- Lyon outshot the Hornets 14-12 in the match.
- Barbosa had a team high six shots, while Souza and Olivia Wolfram each had three.
Harris-Stowe's Megan Wilson got the Hornets on the board first with a goal in the 26th minute. The Scots totaled seven shots in the period, but were unable to connect on any of them.
The second half however was a different story. 20 minutes into the second half Souza sent a lob shot past the goalkeeper to tie the game at one. Kayla Holloway helped out in the sequence by giving Souza the pass, and getting an assist. Souza would add her second goal off an assist from Barbosa in the 79th minute to give Lyon a 2-1 lead.
Barbosa then added her team-leading 13th goal of the season in the 84th minute, as she outran the Hornets defenders and sent a shot past the goalkeeper. That goal put the game away as the Scots won by a two goal advantage.