Swede women win; men lose

By Steve Sell
November 02, 2014
Bethany College Sports Information

LINDSBORG — Sarah Henderson’s goal was the only scoring Saturday in Bethany College’s 1-0 victory over Bethel on the Swedes’ Senior Night.

The game was scoreless until Henderson made her deposit with 6 minutes left in the game. It actually was a frustrating offensive night for the Swedes, who had a whopping 31-2 advantage in shots, 13-2 in shots on frame.

“It was a big night for our team and seniors," Bethany coach Sean McMannis said. "We came out ready to attack tonight and on the shots against, it was proven true. It still took some magic play from Henderson to find the back of the net.”

The Swedes are now 4-2-2 in the KCAC and 6-9-2 overall. They play Tuesday at McPherson College.

• Bethany men 1, Bethel 1 — This felt more like a loss than a tie for the Swedes, since they entered the match 5-1-1 in the KCAC while Bethel was just 1-5-1.

Jackson McClure scored the Swedes’ goal, with Tavis King scoring for Bethel. Both goals came in the first half.

“The game was a little cruel for us tonight, but credit Bethel with a hard-fought match," Bethany coach Shane Taylor said. "They made us work for every ball. Jacob Spilker did a great job tonight and hats off to Jackson (McClure) for scoring his goal.”

The Swedes, who outshot the Threshers 21-3, are now 7-8-2 overall. They wrap up regular-season play Tuesday at McPherson and have a chance to knock the Bulldogs out of a share of first place in the KCAC.