ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Lyon College women's soccer team faced an uphill battle early against Missouri Baptist Saturday afternoon. The Scots fell 5-1 in the match after the Spartans scored two early goals in the first half to lead them to victory.
The Scots are now 4-6-1 overall and 4-3 in the American Midwest Conference, while Missouri Baptist falls to 6-5-1 overall and 4-3 in the AMC.
Missouri Baptist scored the first two goals of the game in the second and 14th minutes to grab a 2-0 lead. The Spartans would add their third goal in the 21st minute as Haylee Eastridge recorded her second of the game.
The Scots had some opportunities to score in the first half, but the Spartans' goalkeeper Alexandra Lair was able to stop them. Kayla Holloway (SR/Porterville, Calif.) took the first shot of the goal for Lyon as the ball sailed just wide. Late in the first half with Lyon trailing 3-0, Joyce Barbosa (JR/Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) recorded a shot on goal, but the ball was saved as the Spartans would lead at halftime.
Lyon recorded just one shot in the second half before Missouri Baptist extended the lead to 4-0. After another goal by MBU, the Scots would get on the board with 13 minutes left as Judith Flores (JR/Elmhurst, Ill.) found Barbosa for the score. In the end Missouri Baptist would claim the 5-1 win.
- Barbosa led the Scots with six total shots, out of 14 for the team.
- Goalkeeper Claire Coley (FR/Southside, Ark.) had six saves in the match.
- Each team recorded two corner kicks.
- Eastridge led the Spartans with eight total shots.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon returns to Huser Field where they will take on Park University at 3 p.m.
|Lyon College (4-6-1, 4-3 )||0||1||1|
|Missouri Baptist (6-5-1, 4-3 )||3||2||5|
|St. Louis, MO|
|1||01:56||Haylee Eastridge (Missouri Baptist)|
|1||13:29||Cassandra Willhite (Missouri Baptist)|
|1||20:23||Haylee Eastridge (Missouri Baptist)|
|2||57:22||Cassandra Willhite (Missouri Baptist)|
|2||59:21||Haylee Eastridge (Missouri Baptist)|
|2||76:57||Joyce Barbosa (Lyon College)|
|Lyon College||Indv. Leaders||Missouri Baptist|
|#10 Joyce Barbosa - 1||Goals||#17 Haylee Eastridge - 3|
|#7 Judith Flores - 1||Assists||3 Players - 1|
|#10 Joyce Barbosa - 6||Shots||#17 Haylee Eastridge - 8|
|#1 Claire Coley - 6||Saves||#1 Alexandra Lair - 5|
|Lyon College||Team Statistics||Missouri Baptist|
|14 (7)||Shots (on goal)||19 (11)|