WINFIELD— The Bethany College women's soccer team got back on the winning track with a 3-1 victory over the Southwestern Moundbuilders on Wednesday night in Winfield.
A cold and snowy night did not cool down the Swedes attack as they were able to find the back of the net on three occasions throughout the game. In the 17th minute, Melissa Estrada, freshman midfielder, placed the ball in the net after a corner kick by the Swedes. The Swedes had a 1-0 led heading into halftime. In the 70th minute, Lauren McLeod, sophomore midfielder, received a ball off of a free kick by Kylie Young, senior defender, to put the Swedes ahead 2-0. Young played another beautiful free kick over the Moundbuilders' backline in the 87th minute to Kastel Heinold, junior midfielder, who found the net and put the Swedes up 3-0. After a foul in the closing minute, the Moundbuilders were able to convert a free kick to crush the Swede's hopes off maintaining the shutout.
"I'm really happy with the result today," Swedes coach Justin Olson said. "I thought we had a fast start to the game and our team played tough. Southwestern came out string in the second half and we responded well. I am proud of our team and now we turn our focus to St. Mary's at home this weekend."
As a team, the Swedes got off 19 shots against the Moundbuilders 'defense with 15 of them on frame. Southwestern was able to get ten shots in the game. Destinee Wells, senior goalkeeper, was credited with five saves including a game saving block that kept the Swedes ahead. This win brings the Swedes overall season record to 8-8 and 6-4 in KCAC competition.
The Bethany College women's soccer team will host University of Saint Mary for a tough KCAC match. The Swedes and Spires will kick off at 5 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Anderson Stadium. The University of Saint Mary's Spires own a record of 4-8-2 on the season.