Oct. 26 - CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The Bethany men’s soccer team fell to Thomas More 3-0 on Wednesday and BB&T Field.
The Saints got on the board first in the 28th minute when Ethan Smith took a pass downfield with two Bison defenders on each side. Goalkeeper Callum Appleby (Maidstone, United Kingdom/Maidstone) approached the shot, but Smith was able to get to the side and finish to take the 1-0 lead. The hosts would add another mark in the 40th minute to go into halftime with the 2-0 lead.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Appleby made a great sliding save to keep the deficit at two before the Saints tacked on another goal, three minutes later, to increase their lead.
In the 73rd minute, Jay O’Donnell (Cardiff, Wales/Radyr Comprehensive) had a chance to cut the lead taking a pass just in front of the net but the keeper was there for the stop.
In a last chance effort, Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed (Arlington, Va./Fishburne, Military) found room for a shot in the 87th minute but the keeper got a hand on it to preserve the shutout.
In the match, Appleby tallied six stops on eight shots, while Michael Ceraolo (Weirton, W.Va. / Weir) also tallied a save. Sallah led the Bison offense with three shots attempted.
Bethany drops to 8-8-2 (4-3, PAC) while Thomas More jumps to 9-8-1 (4-2-1, PAC). The Green and White end their regular season on Friday when they travel to Greenville, Pa. to take on Thiel at 8:00 p.m.