Tue, Sep. 27, 2011
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The Bethany College women's soccer team fell to 2-4-1 overall this week with a 0-2 loss to Bellevue University and a 4-4 double overtime tie with College of Saint Mary.
On Sept. 23, the Swedes had just two total shots versus Bellevue with no shots on goal. Keeper Jessica Shepherd had five saves.
Bethany then faced College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb. Saturday, finishing the game with a 4-4 double overtime tie.
CSM had two chances in the first three minutes to put a point on the board, but saw their shots sail just wide. Shelby Ward broke behind the Flames defense and scored the game's first goal in the 19th minute. The Swedes doubled their score eight minutes later as the Flames failed to clear a corner kick.
The Swedes were up 2-1 over the Flames after the first period.
Bethany managed two more goals and CSM added three in the second period. The Flames would not quit as they tied the game in the 76th minute. Both teams managed one shot in the two over time periods, but could not find the back of the net.
CSM played in special pink uniforms to raise awareness for breast cancer. The Swedes participated by wearing pink warm up tops.
Bethany Head Women's Soccer Coach Sean McMannis said, "It was a great day to raise awareness for breast cancer. CSM did a wonderful job raising money for breast cancer research, and it was our privilege to wear our pinks to support them."
Bethany opens conference play Oct. 1 with a 6 p.m. game versus rival Kansas Wesleyan.