Westfield, Ind. – The Bethel women's soccer team opened up their 2017 Crossroads League season with a road matchup against No. 16 Marian and came away with a 1-0 defeat. The Pilots fall to 2-6-2 overall and 0-1 in the Crossroads League.
The lone goal in the match came in the 81st minute as Marian's Maria Farmer found the back of the net on an assist from Paige Newton. The Knights (8-2, 1-0) outshot the Pilots 30-3 on the evening. Sophia Bell (FR/Oxford, Mich.) notched two of the Pilots three shots. Tessa Zimmerly (SO/Shipshewana, Ind.) played solid in goal, as she made 10 saves for the Pilots.
"We showed great commitment with our ball-winning and great tactical awareness with our combination play," stated Head Coach Jamie Lindvall. "I'm proud of our performance and the level we're at as we open up league play."
The Pilots return to action on Wednesday, October 4 with their second straight Crossroads League road matchup, against Goshen for a 7:00 pm kick-off.
The Pilots compete in 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The Bethel College Athletic Department earned the NAIA Champion of Character Five-Star Gold Institution and produced 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams last season. While accumulating 3 NAIA National Championships and 32 NCCAA National Championships by 10 different athletic teams, Bethel has also produced 143 NAIA All-American honors and 309 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors over the past decade.
Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study.
|Bethel College (2-6-2 , 0-0)||0||0||0|
|Marian (8-2, 0-0)||0||1||1|
|2||80:12||Maria Farmer (Marian)|
|Bethel College||Indv. Leaders||Marian|
|None||Goals||#17 Maria Farmer - 1|
|None||Assists||#21 Paige Newton - 1|
|#8 Sophia Bell - 2||Shots||#17 Maria Farmer - 8|
|#16 Tessa Zimmerly - 10||Saves||None|
|Bethel College||Team Statistics||Marian|
|3 (0)||Shots (on goal)||30 (11)|