MCKENZIE, Tenn. –Early frustration turned into jubilation later for the Bethel Lady Wildcats as they beat visiting Williams Baptist 4-0 Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium in McKenzie. Bethel dominated action for the most part but could not break through in a scoreless first period.
Bethel outshot the Eagles 15-1 in the period. They also had a 7-1 shots on goal advantage but WBC goalkeeper Jasmine Espinoza kept her squad in the match with seven saves.
Senior Melinda Sopka added an goal at 18:51 to give Bethel a 2-0 cushion. Brittany Bray had the assist. Less than a minute later at 17:58 Brittany Bray on an assist from Paula Ferracini put the Lady Wildcats up 3-0. The second period onslaught continued as Sopka knocked in another score at 16:46 to make it 4-0. Giovanna Ledesman recorded the assist.
Bethel had 32 total shots to WBC's three. The Lady Wildcats had a 16 - 2 shots on goals advantage.
Espinoza had 12 saves while Bethel's Danielle Krzyzaniak had two saves for Bethel. It was Bethel's sixth shutout of the season.
Bethel ran their record to 9-2 while WBC fell to 2-9-1.
Bethel begins a three match SSAC road trip Thursday traveling to Dalton State Thursday for a 5 p.m. game.