Lyon College Women’s Soccer Bumps D-I UAPB Lady Lions


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PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Lyon College Women’s soccer sophomore forward Monica Ayala scored a pair of goals to keep the Scots in their match with NCAA Division I University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, but it was sophomore Maria Alonzo that put the finishing touches on Lyon’s second consecutive win the start the 2013 season.

Lyon College Women’s soccer (2-0) picked up its second win in three days after knocking off Central Baptist College, 4-1, on Friday. UAPB (0-2) dropped its second consecutive decision of the year.

Ayala (Bogota, Columbia), who scored a pair of goals and added an assist in the opener, added two more goals to her season total on Sunday to give her nine points after only two outings. She put Lyon College on top 1-0 with 20:35 left in the opening period when she scored an unassisted goal.

With just 1:42 left in the first half, Arkansas-Pine Bluff knotted the contest at 1-1 when Traebiyana Bimanche took a pass from Kayla Reynolds and stuck the ball in the back of the net.

Ayala added her second goal of the night 19:59 into the second half when she received a pass from freshman Elyse Albright (Maumelle, Ark.) and slammed the ball past UAPB keeper Alyssa Cobbs.

The lead was not held by the Scots for long, as Bimanche scored her second goal of the night just 2:59 later. She took a pass from Celeste Carrera and scored.

Alonzo (Guatemala City, Guatemala) worked her magic for Lyon College 1:41 later, putting the Scots ahead for good, 3-2, on a goal with 5:21 remaining. The Lyon defense did the rest.

Lyon junior goalkeeper Stephanie Spiteri (Hayward, Calif.) recorded the win in goal for Lyon, picking up seven saves. Cobbs was the loser despite stopping nine shots.

Ayala shot six times for the Scots, with five of them coming on goal. Alonzo recorded five shots, with two coming on goal and Albright shot four times, with three of them coming on goal. Sophomore Marcela Perez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) also had a shot on goal.

The Scots outshot the Golden Lady Lions 9-6 in the first half and 19-17 for the game.

Lyon College will take 12 days off from live competition and return to play on Sept. 6 when the Scots travel to Longview, Tex. to face Wiley College at 12-noon. Lyon will then go to Tyler, Tex. and battle Texas College on Sept. 7 at 12-noon.