PARKVILLE, Mo. - A 10-day layoff comes to an end for Park University women's soccer as the Pirates travel to Lyon on Tuesday, October 10 in the first of back-to-back road games to reach the midway point of American Midwest Conference play. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Batesville, Ark.
The Pirates (7-3-0, 5-1-0) have six games remaining in the regular season, split evenly between three matches home and away. Park will also be on the road this Friday, October 13 to take on Columbia before returning home on Wednesday, October 18 to face off with Stephens.
LAST TIME OUT
Four goals each from Emma Chatterton (SR/Derby, England) and Isabel Sullivan (JR/Nottingham, England) provided more than enough firepower for Park in a 12-0 win over Hannibal-LaGrange on Sept. 30 at Julian Field. The Pirates scored twice in the opening 17 minutes for a 2-0 lead, then added three more before halftime. The Pirates left no doubt in the result with six goals over a span of 11:29 of the second half to finish off the shutout.
Park has won seven of eight previous meetings against Lyon in the brief history between the teams, including a comprehensive 9-1 victory last season at Julian Field. Emma Chatterton scored twice and had two assists in last season's victory, while Isabel Sullivan had a goal and three assists. The lone loss for the Pirates against the Scots, however, came in the last visit to Batesville in a 4-3 setback during the 2015 campaign.
ABOUT THE SCOTS
Lyon owns a 4-6-1 record on the season that includes a 4-3-0 mark in conference play. The Scots suffered a 5-1 setback to Missouri Baptist in its last match on October 7. Joyce Barbosa leads the offense for Lyon with 11 goals and five assists, while Judith Flores and Jessica Souza have four goals apiece.
GIVE ME A DOZEN
The 12-goal output by the Pirates against Hannibal-LaGrange marked a season-high for goals and marked the highest-scoring outing for the program since a 13-0 win over Williams Baptist on Oct. 11, 2014.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
With her four goals against the Trojans, Emma Chatterton ran her career total to 43 goals. She now sits just two goals behind Shnell Briscoe for 8th place on the Park career scoring list. Isabel Sullivan is also moving up the Park record books, moving into a share of 7th place in career assists with 32.