The Bethel College women's soccer team was pinned in its end most of the game, falling to Mid-America Christian 1-0 Tuesday in non-conference play at Joe W. Goering Field.
Bethel was outshot 31-5. Madison Wiles had 18 saves in the loss.
"We were on defense for the entire game," Bethel coach Anthony Turini said. "Madison had a great game in goal. They had almost 20 shots on goal. We're getting better. We have a lot of freshmen out there. They're getting better. We're a lot more athletic than we were last year. We're getting the ball forward more. We didn't shoot the ball tonight. We need to do a better job of that when we do create chances. This is still a good game to prepare us for conference play."
Kenady Maynard and Kaitlyn Whitten each played a half in goal for MACU, 4-1. Maynard started and was credited with the win. Each had a save.
Bethel gave up a goal on a one-versus-goal breakaway in the third minute of play by Chelsea Swisher. Mid-American held possession for most of the first half. Bethel made a couple runs, but never seriously threatened the Evangels' defense.
Bethel was outshot 14-2 in the first half.
Bethel had a chance in the 78th minute on a corner kick that went just wide of the upright. Mid-America missed several scoring chances in the second half.
"We get chances, we just don't capitalize on them," Turini said. "We have a lot of young kids up front, and they are still getting used to the difference between the high school game and the college game."
Bethel falls to 1-6 and ends non-conference play at 5 p.m. Saturday at home against 3-6 York.
"From what I've seen of their scores against conference teams, it should be a good game," Turini said. "We should be able to play a lot more on offense."
MACU 1 0 —1
Bethel 0 0 —0
1. MA Chelsea Swisher (unassisted) 2:21
Total shots — MA 14-17—31, BC 2-3—5. Shots on goal — MA 9-10—19, BC 1-1—2. Saves — MA: Kenady Maynard (W, 45:00, 0 ga) 1-x—1. Katelyn Whitten (45:00, 0 ga) x-1—1. BC: Madison Wiles (W) 8-10—18. Corner kicks — MA 8, BC 1. Fouls — MA 11, BC 14. Offsides — MA 0, BC 0. Cautions — none.