BARTLESVILLE, Okla.—The Bethany men's soccer team faced off with No. 9 Oklahoma Wesleyan in their first conference contest of the season. The Swedes were unsuccessful in overcoming the powerhouse team falling 10-1 in the contest.
The Eagles scored twice in the first half before the Swedes were able to answer in the 24th minute. Kevin Sithole, sophomore forward, sent one to the foot of Lisandro Nunez, junior forward, to score the Swedes goal in the contest. However, OKWU was able to net two more goals in the first 45 minutes. The Eagles were able to tack on six more goals in the second half and while the Swedes pushed to find their second goal, they were unable to get on the board again.
The Swedes were able to put up seven shots, four on target while they defended 15 shots on the defensive end. Roland Kiss, sophomore keeper, was in goal Bethany adding eight saves to his total on the year.
Bethany hits the road for another lengthy road trip on Wednesday, Oct. 2 traveling to Ottawa. The Swedes are set to take on the Braves of Ottawa University at 7:30 p.m.
Swedes women's unable to take down (RV) Oklahoma Wesleyan
The Swedes women's soccer team was unable to upset (RV) Oklahoma Wesleyan tonight in their first conference game 4-0.
The Eagles took an early lead with a goal in the sixth minute of the contest. Oklahoma Wesleyan then scored twice more in the first half of the contest. Finally, OKWU scored once more in the second half. While the Swedes offense pushed, they were unsuccessful in finding the back of the net.
As a whole the Swedes put up 12 shots, four of which were on goal. On the defensive end the Swedes fought off 27 shots, and Destinee Wells, senior keeper, had 12 saves in the contest.
The Swedes are back in action facing off another tough opponent, Ottawa University. This KCAC contest this set for Oct. at 5 p.m. in Ottawa.