Women’s Soccer Can’t Figure Out Foresters
Huntington, Ind. – The Bethel women’s soccer team traveled to Huntington for a Crossroads League match on Saturday afternoon and couldn’t figure out the Foresters in a 3-1 defeat. The Pilots fall to 4-9-2 on the season and 2-4-0 in the Crossroads League with two matches remaining in the regular season.
The Foresters (8-7-1, 4-3-0) found the back of the net first in the 25th minute and held the one goal advantage until intermission. The Pilots fired five shots in the first period but could not find the mark and trailed 1-0 at the break.
The Foresters continued their attack in the second half, finding the net in the 63rd minute to extend their advantage to 2-0. Less than a minute later, Sarah Lancaster headed in a goal from Kama Hardy to bring the margin back to 2-1. Hardy nearly knotted the score in the 73rd minute, missing off the crossbar and the Pilots did not threaten in the final 17 minutes.
The Foresters added a late goal in the 86th minute to finish the win off with a 3-1 victory.
Tessa Zimmerly made 6 saves for the Pilots, while Kama Hardy led the Pilots with four shots.
The Pilots return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Crossroads League-leading, and No. 2 in the nation and defending national champion, Spring Arbor Cougars for a 7:00 kick-off. The Pilots are holding on to 8th place in the Crossroads League with two matches remaining and likely need at least one win or one loss each by St. Francis and Goshen to qualify for the Crossroads League conference tournament.