LINDSBORG—The Bethany College women's soccer team's senior night celebration was overshadowed by a tough 2-1 loss against Friends University on Saturday at Anderson Stadium.
Before the game, the Bethany College women's soccer team celebrated the amazing careers of the 2019 senior class, which includes Kylie Young, Carissa Zubro, Mackenzie Callison and Destinee Wells. With family and friends in the stands, the Swedes and Falcons gave the crowd an exciting KCAC match-up. The Swedes got on the board first with a goal in the 28th minute when Melissa Estrada, freshman midfielder, buried a pass from Lauren McLeod, sophomore midfielder, to the right corner of the goal. The Falcons did not take long to find one of their own when they found the net in the 30th minute after a flurry in front of the goal. The score heading into halftime was 1-1.
The second half brought a lot of action from both teams with multiple chances to take the led up for grabs. As the minutes ticked away in the back and forth contest, the Falcons broke through and found the back of the net in the 84th minute. The Swedes continued to apply pressure against the Falcons defense for the final six minutes but could not come away with the equalizer.
As a team, the Swedes got off nine shots against the Friends' defense with four of them on frame. Friends was able to get 18 shots in the game. Destinee Wells, senior goalkeeper, was credited with seven saves. This loss brings the Swedes overall season record to 7-8 and 5-4 in KCAC competition.
The Bethany College women's soccer team will travel to Southwestern College on Wednesday for a tough KCAC match. The Swedes and Moundbuilders will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in Winfield. The Southwestern Moundbuilders own a record of 8-5-2 on the season.