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Lindsborg News Record
The Bethany College men's soccer team remains winless this season, suffering two shutouts in Oklahoma last week against two of the toughest teams the men's soccer team has faced.
The Swedes first lost to 5th-ranked University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 0-7 before losing 0-4 to 10th-ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
"We gave them too much respect and we were not ready to play," Bethany Head Men's Soccer Coach, Kevin Megli, said of the USAO game.
Megli said when the Swedes fell behind 3-0 in the first 15 minutes of the game, the competition became too much for his team to handle, ending with a 7-0 loss.
The second game was another uphill battle.
"I wanted my guys to battle back after a very discouraging loss, and the message was heard," Megli said. Megli said his team played significantly better in the first half, competing and taking advantage of some sloppy play.
After a late goal, the Swedes found themselves in a 1-0 hole at half.
"I appreciated the effort and asked the guys to build off that performance in the second half. Unfortunately, our conditioning and injuries came into play conceding three more goals in the second half," Megli said.
In the end, the Swedes fell to Oklahoma Wesleyan 4-0.
The Swedes now are 0-6 overall. They host Central Methodist College at 5 p.m. on Sept. 27. The team begins conference play on Oct. 3 when they host University of Saint Mary at 7:30 p.m.