Bethel Trims Taylor in League Action


UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor men’s soccer team had a late rally cut short against Bethel on Saturday and ultimately fell 4-2 at Turner Stadium.


After going down 4-0 in the 74th minute, TU (3-6-0, 0-2 CL) went on a small-scoring streak over the next five minutes of action and cut the deficit in half.


Bethel (8-2-1, 2-0 CL) had just scored and over 10 seconds later, Paul McBride found the back of the net for the Trojans to put the hosts on the scoreboard. Coming off a pass from Josiah Wieland, McBride was able to get away from a couple defenders and scored his fourth goal of the season and lifted the spirits of his teammates. Wieland received his first helper of the season and second of his career.


Jeremiah Rader cut the lead in half with his second netter of the season a few minutes later. Michael Maloney sent the ball sailing near the box and a Pilot defender headed the ball towards an uncovered Rader, who gathered the ball and sent it rolling past Bethel’s keeper.


The Trojans were able to keep the deficit at 1-0 going into halftime, but the Pilots scored just under three minutes after the second period began. Bethel went on to score its next two goals over a 25 minute span.


With the Pilots owning an 18-10 shot advantage, TU made the most of its three shots on-goal, while Drew Sezonov saved four of the visitor’s shots.


On the attack, Rader led the squad with three shots and had two on-frame. Charbel Salako had two shots and McBride contributed two. Peter Linn and Mason Brooke came off the bench and each had their first-shot attempt of the season.


The Trojans travel to Goshen (5-5-0, 0-1 CL) on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. Crossroads League match.