Schoon’s Goal Lifts Pilots to Sixth Win
Mishawaka, Ind. – The Bethel men’s soccer team improved to 6-1-1 on the season with a victory over Lawrence Tech (Mich.) on Saturdsy afternoon. The Pilots won 1-0 in the finale of the Waterford Estates 2017 Fall Classic.
Zac Schoon (SO/Ludington, Mich.) netted the lone goal in the game with time running out in the first half. Danny Arreguin (SO/Los Angeles, Calif.) found Schoon in the 45th minute, who fired home the game-winner after Samuel Biek (JR/Hessen, Germany) and Jose Barquin (FR/Veracruz, Mexico) were denied shots in consecutive fashion. The Pilots put seven shots on the Blue Devils in the first half, while the Blue Devils fired three shots in the first half.
Biek had prime opportunities just miss in the first ten minutes of the second half as a shot richoted off the crossbar five minutes in and had another one denied by the Blue Devils keeper five minutes later. Barquin missed on multiple opportunities in the second stanza as well and the Pilots had to settle for one goal in the match.
Rolphson Clervoix (FR/Jamaica Queens, NY) was sent off in the 65th minute on his second yellow card of the day and the Pilots had to play a man down for the final 25 minutes.Philip Keller (JR/Middlebury, Ind.) and the Pilot defense was up to the challenge, denying all six shots by the visitors in the second 45. Clervoix will have to serve a one-game suspension next Saturday when the Pilots travel to No. 8 Campbellsville.
Keller made three saves on the afternoon to preserve the Pilots’ second victory in three days in the Waterford Estates Fall Classic. Biek led the Pilots with five shots on the afternoon, three on goal.
“This is an important win even though we weren’t at our best today,” commented Head Coach Thiago Pinto. “I thought Lawrence Tech did a great job in pressing in the first half. We came out better in the second half and were very dangerous in the final third. We showed some great character playing over 20 minutes with a man down.”
The Bethel College Pilots compete in 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. 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.
The Pilots return to action in a pivotal road match for their final non-conference match of the season, traveilling to take on No. 8 Campbellsville (Ky.) for a 1:00 pm ET kick-off.