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Bethany Men’s Soccer Stumbles at La Roche

Oct. 7 – PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Bison men’s soccer team was defeated 7-1 by La Roche College on Wednesday evening.

La Roche (7-5) got on the board first as the Redhawks converted on a corner kick to make it a 1-0 game.

Bethany (4-6-2) goaltender Callum Appleby (Maidstone, United Kingdom/Maidstone) was busy in the opening period as he recorded five early saves.

The Redhawks kept up the offensive pressure and took a 5-0 lead into the intermission.

The Bison struck early in the second period as Juan Zapata (Homestead, Fla./South Dade) headed in a pass from teammate Kai Whitney (Melbourne, Fla./Eau Gallie) for his first goal of the season.

La Roche responded and quickly expanded its lead with two goals in the 56th minute. The Bison totaled eight shots in the second half.

Sophomore goalie Richard Martinez (Miami, Fla./Southdade Senior) replaced Appleby and collected a save in the second period. 

Bethany College will be back in action on Saturday, October 10 when they take on Grove City at 3:30 p.m.