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LWC Soccer ready for battle against ranked Bethel

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men and women's soccer teams will welcome in Bethel (TN) today in a doubleheader between ranked opponents. The women will kick off the afternoon at 3pmCT with the men following afterward at 5pmCT.

Live video and live stats will be available. Please view the LWC Attendance Policy for more information.

The No. 13 women's soccer team (6-1, 6-1 MSC), continue to sit third in the conference standings after defeating Freed-Hardeman on Sunday by a final score of 3-0.

Nakayenze, who scored her fifth goal of the season on Sunday, continues to lead the team in goals scored this season. Alicia Thoresen, who opened the scoring on Sunday, scored her second goal of the season and sits tied with Claudia Santillan Escobar on two assists for the team this season, the most for a Blue Raider this year. As a team, Lindsey Wilson is outscoring their opponents 12-6 after seven games.

The No. 25 Bethel women's soccer team (4-3-1, 1-3-1 MSC) currently sits eighth in the conference standings and got off to a three-game winning streak to start the season. After a flurry of postponements, the Wildcats have seen that winning streak snapped, going 1-2-1 in their last four games.

The Wildcats are led by their goal scorers Ashari Bowen and Elvira Martin, who have two goals each this season. Assist wise, Bethel has three players, Marina Hamer, Jodi Butler and Ainhoa Chirivella Roncero all tied at one assist each. As a team, the Wildcats are outscoring their opponents 9-8 after eight games and are averaging 1.13 goals per game.

Meanwhile on the men's side, the No. 7 Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team (4-1-1, 4-0-1 MSC) continues to sit second in the conference standings after defeating Freed-Hardman on Sunday with an explosive 6-0 victory.

Cyrus Harmon continues to lead the Blue Raiders in goals scored with four in six games this season while Rainer De Jesus continues to lead the team in assists after recording his fourth assist of the season on Sunday. The Brazilian continues to lead the conference in assists, averaging 0.80 assists per game. As a team, Lindsey Wilson is outscoring opponents 17-7, averaging 2.83 goals a game and 2.17 assists per game, the leading rate in each category in the conference.

The No. 23 Bethel men's soccer team (5-0, 4-0 MSC), who currently sit first in the conference standings, have yet to taste defeat this season. Last time out, the Wildcats defeated Campbellsville 2-1 thanks to two first-half goals from Alphonso Gooden.

The Wildcats are led by their two-goal scorers Gooden and Pascal Mohungsi, who have three goals each this season. Two more Wildcats, Callum McKenna and Juan Penagos lead the team in assists with two each. Their goalkeeper, Norberto Lima Vieira has only conceded three goals this season and has a goal against average of .074, the best in the conference. As a team, the Wildcats are outscoring their opponents 12-4, scoring on average 2.40 goals a game, the fourth-highest in the conference.

This story was posted on 2021-03-16 08:46:51
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