BATESVILLE, Ark. – The term "never give up" seems cliché, but it has been the mantra this season for the Lyon College men's soccer team. The Scots played in their sixth extra timed match this season and won their fourth of the year against Park on Tuesday afternoon after Ulises Cordova (SR/Guymon, Okla.) scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime against the Pirates.
Lyon is now 6-3-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the AMC, while Park is 5-7 overall and 5-3-3 and 2-2-3 in the conference. The Scots still hold onto third place in the conference, while Park is in seventh place.
Both teams went scoreless in the first half despite a plethora of shots taken by the Scots. Cordova got Lyon on the board first five minutes into the second half after Robin Hottenbacher (SO/Germany) sent a liner into the box where Cordova was able to head the ball in past a stretching Park goalkeeper for the first score of the game.
Park would strike back 13 minutes later after Matheus Teles scored off an assist by Jesse Jasso, but overtime is where Lyon struck painter.
In the second overtime period, Cordova missed a clinching goal early on, followed by a shot from Rodrigo Ugalde (SR/Santiago, Chile) that was saved by the Pirates goalkeeper. However, on Ugalde's shot Cordova was in the vicinity and was able to strike the ball into the net past the defenders to give Lyon the win.
- Cordova led Lyon with seven total shots.
- Lyon had 18 shots in all, while Park managed six.
- Gianni Santin (SO/Reunion Island) made one save in the match.
- There were a total of 10 corner kicks.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon travels to William Woods on Saturday for a big matchup with the Owls. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.
|Park (Mo.) (5-3-3, 2-2-3 AMC )||0||1||0||0||1|
|Lyon College (6-3-2, 5-1-1 AMC)||0||1||0||1||2|
|2||49:56||Ulises Cordova (Lyon College)|
|2||62:40||Matheus Teles (Park (Mo.))|
|2OT||108:23||Ulises Cordova (Lyon College)|
|Park (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#40 Matheus Teles - 1||Goals||#12 Ulises Cordova - 2|
|#12 Jesse Jasso - 1||Assists||#2 Robin Hottenbacher - 1|
|#40 Matheus Teles - 2||Shots||#12 Ulises Cordova - 7|
|#1 Thalu Masindi - 3||Saves||#0 Gianni Santin - 1|
|Park (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|
|6 (2)||Shots (on goal)||18 (7)|