SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Bethel College Pilots women’s soccer team saw their season come to a close in the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals on Wednesday night, as the Pilots fell to defending national champion Spring Arbor 4-0. It is the fifth-straight time the Cougars have ended the Pilots’ season in the quarterfinal round.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score:Spring Arbor def. Bethel 4-0
  • Records: Bethel (4-10-4) | Spring Arbor (15-1-1)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Spring Arbor – No. 3
  • Location:Cougar Soccer Complex | Spring Arbor University | Spring Arbor, Mich.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

  • 46′ | Kaley Buck (SAU) unassisted
  • 58′ | Bethany Balcer (SAU) assisted by Morgan Marshall
  • 61′ | Brooke Beaune (SAU) assisted by Bethany Balcer
  • 63′ | Makenzie Selvius (SAU) assisted by Bethany Balcer and Brooke Beaune

 

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Pilots held the defending national champion Cougars scoreless in the first half for just the fourth time all season.
  • Tessa Zimmerly made six saves in a clean sheet in 45 minutes in the first half.
  • Spring Arbor has ended the Pilots season in the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals for five-consecutive times the Pilots have made the postseason, dating back to the 2010 season.
  • Rebecca Kanpol managed the lone shot in the match for the Pilots.

 

QUOTES FROM COACH LINDVALL

  • “Our girls were outstanding today with how tactically engaged and bought in they were. We were a little unlucky early in the second half with a clearance that deflected backwards and resulted in a goal. For about a ten minute stretch we lapsed a little with how we wanted to play tactically, but for the remainder of the game, I thought we were great. Proud of these strong women and the grit that they showed tonight and this entire season!”