Coach Aird Three Wins from No. 200

MCKENZIE, Tenn. –One of the biggest turn arounds in Bethel athletics this season has been the performance of the Bethel Lady Wildcat Soccer team. After a 4-11-3 season last year the Lady Wildcats have a 9-2 mark heading into the stretch run of the current regular season. They are 1-1 in SSAC play.

The Lady Wildcats exploded for four second period goals Tuesday night to beat visiting Williams Baptist 4-0. It was Bethel's sixth shutout of the season.  It was Bethel's second victory in a row.

Bethel is 5-1 at home on the year. After not winning a road match last year the Lady Wildcats are 3-1 on the road this season. Four of Bethel's remaining regular season games are on the road.

They begin their stretch run at Dalton State Thursday at 5 p.m. DSU is 6-3-1 overall and 0-2 in SSAC action.  The Roadrunners are 4-1 at home this year.

Bethel travels to Faulkner Saturday and then closes out the three game road trip visiting No. 4 William Carey on October 18. The Faulkner game is the SSAC match of the week.

The Lady Wildcats return home on October 21st to host No. 11 Mobile on Senior Day. They close out the regular season campaign on October 28th at No. 1 Martin Methodist.

Newcomer Janine Dennis Dennis leads Bethel with six goals. Senior standout Melinda Sopka has four goals and three assists.

Defense has been a major factor in Bethel's turn around. After being outscored 32-21 last year Bethel has outscored their opponents 22-7 thus far in 2017.

Bethel Goalkeeper Danielle Krzyzaniak is ninth in the nation in Goals Allowed per Game at 0.470. She has 48 saves on the season.

Bethel Coach Misty Aird is moving toward a career milestone. She is three wins away from career win No. 200 with the Lady Wildcats.