LINDSBORG—The Bethany College men's soccer team fell 2-0 to Bethel College in a KCAC match-up at Anderson Stadium on Tuesday night.
The first half saw a lot of action for both teams, but defensively the Swedes and Threshers were able to keep the score 0-0 heading into the break. Bethel was able to break the stalemate in the 48th minute and add another one in the 60th minute to bring the score to 2-0. The Swedes did not go down without a fight and controlled the run of play for a majority of the second half. The Threshers' defense came up big on multiple occasions to keep the Swedes out of the back of the net and come away with the 2-0 victory.
As a team, the Swedes had a total of eight shots in the match compared to the 21 for the Falcons. Roland Kiss, sophomore goalkeeper, and Juan Saldivar, senior goalkeeper, made a combined five saves in net for the Swedes.
"We are very proud of this team," Swedes' coach Shane Taylor said. "One of the best group of guys I have worked with while here at Bethany. Although the season didn't go the way we wanted it to, this group played hard and stuck together until the very end."
With the loss tonight, the Bethany College men's soccer concludes their 2019 campaign with a record of 5-13. This was the final match for the 2019 senior class ,which includes Zen Baatjes, Jack Rhys-Jones, Juan Saldivar, Josh Gracey, Alex Aguilera, Mateo Agudelo and Andre Barbosa.