Pilots No Match for Top-Ranked Cougars

by | Oct 14, 2018 | RRSN News, Soccer Blogs | 0 comments

Pilots No Match for Top-Ranked Cougars

 

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Bethel College Pilots women’s soccer team could not solve the two-time defending national champion and current NAIA No. 1-ranked team Spring Arbor on Saturday night, falling 7-0. The Pilots were outshot 29-4 in the match and remain winless against the Cougars in program history in 20 chances.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score: Spring Arbor def. Bethel 7-0
  • Records: Bethel (3-6-4, 1-4-0) | Spring Arbor (12-0-1, 6-0-0)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Spring Arbor – No. 1
  • Location: Cougar Soccer Complex | Spring Arbor University | Spring Arbor, Mich.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

  • 7’ | Bethany Balcer (SAU) assisted by Kaley Buck and Becca Mindling
  • 14’ | Alicia Hall (SAU) assisted by Casandra Besteman
  • 21’ | Kaley Buck (SAU) assisted by Alyvia Thorne
  • 32’ | Bethany Balcer (SAU) assisted by Brooke Beaune
  • 50’ | Bethany Balcer (SAU) unassisted
  • 53’ | Bethany Balcer (SAU) assisted by Alyvia Thorne
  • 57’ | Makenzie Selvius (SAU) unassisted

 

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Pilots were outshot 29-4 in the match, including allowing 18 shots on goal.
  • Two-time reigning NAIA National Player of the Year Bethany Balcer netted four goals.
  • In their last five matches against Spring Arbor, the Pilots have been outscored 43-1.
  • The Pilots were whistled for 11 fouls to just two on Spring Arbor.

 

QUOTES FROM COACH LINDVALL

  • “I thought our women played great tonight. They were brilliant in their ball-winning, creativity, buy-in, and commitment getting numbers into the final third and I felt like the score was not indicative of how we played. We’ve been focused on improving our play each game in preparation for the next and tonight I thought we did just that.”

 

NEXT TIME OUT

  • The Pilots return to action on Wednesday, October 17 against NAIA No. 17 Marian (Ind.) with a 7:00 kick-off at Morey Field.

 

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