LINDSBORG, Kan.— The Swedes women's soccer team had a strong day with a 4-0 conference win over the visiting Warriors of Sterling College.
Bethany took a solid lead in the first half with a goal in the 27th minute by Juliana Lopez, freshman forward, assisted by Hailey Walker, junior midfielder. Lopez then scored her second goal of the game in the 31st minute off of a pass from Pearl Navarro, sophomore defender. In the second half, Emily Butcher, freshman midfielder, netted a goal with Walker tallying another assist. Lopez then scored her hat trick goal in the 67th minute with the assist going to Melissa Estrada, freshman forward.
As a team, the Swedes put up 23 shots, 10 of which were on goal. Defensively, Destinee Wells, senior keeper, led things in the net recording three saves and her second shutout in a row.
Up Next . . .
Bethany travels next to Kansas City, Mo. to take on Avila University in a KCAC contest. The Swedes and Eagles kick off at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.16.
Swedes men's soccer unsuccessful in KCAC contest with Sterling
The Bethany men's soccer team was back on the pitch with a conference contest with Sterling College. The Swedes were unable to take down the Panthers, falling in the contest 2-1.
Both teams went scoreless through the first half despite the teams taking 15 shots total. Sterling struck first in the second half scoring a goal in the 58th minute. Two minutes later, however, the Swedes were able to answer when Kevin Sithole, sophomore forward, netted one to even things up. Unfortunately, the Warriors were able to net one more goal in the last minutes of the game to take a 2-1 lead. They then carried that lead through the remainder of the game, winning the contest.
As a team, the Swedes took six shots total, three of which were on target. In the net for Bethany wasRoland Kiss, sophomore keeper, who recorded five saves on the day.
Up Next . . .
The Swedes hit the road on Wednesday, October 16 traveling to Avila University. Bethany faces the Eagles in a KCAC contest beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Kansas City, Mo.