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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Bethany falls 2-1 to Fort Hays State University

  • Following a tough 7-4 loss against Oklahoma Wesleyan University September 21, the Bethany College women's soccer team headed west to face Fort Hays State University.
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  • Following a tough 7-4 loss against Oklahoma Wesleyan University September 21, the Bethany College women's soccer team headed west to face Fort Hays State University.
    The Tigers of FHSU took an early 1-0 lead, netting their first goal at the 23-minute mark.
    That was the only score of the first half as FHSU walked into halftime with a 1-0 lead.
    FHSU extended their lead to 2-0 with a bicycle kick goal just over one minute into the second half.
    Bethany responded with a goal of their own at the 63-minute mark as sophomore Jeana-Brinae Russell scored on a breakaway for the Swedes.
    FHSU, who came into the game with a 2-5 overall record, of which four losses were decided by one goal, outshot Bethany 14-3. Freshman Jovana Canales recorded three saves and allowed two goals.
    "To be honest, this is the happiest loss I have ever had," Swede coach Sean McMannis said. "We dedicated ourselves to defense everywhere on the field and it paid off. Fort Hays is a great Division II school and to lose by one is awesome. Jeana had a great goal to close the gap."
    The Swedes are now 2-4 overall. The squad next travels to Bellevue University on Saturday.
    Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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