Men's soccer drops season opener to Bridgewater, 2-1

Men's soccer drops season opener to Bridgewater, 2-1

BRIDGEWATER, Va. (Aug. 31) - A goal in the 70th-minute was the deciding factor in a 2-1 Bethany loss to Bridgewater (Va.) Friday afternoon in a non-conference match.


  • Final: Bridgewater 2, Bethany 1 (Box Score)
  • Records: Bethany 0-1, Bridgewater 1-0


  • All three goals in the match were scored in an eight-minute span.
  • With the game scoreless through 62 minutes, Bridgewater notched the game's first marker to take a 1-0 lead.
  • Bethany answered back five minutes later when sophomore Mikel Ubeda (Sopelana, Spain/Azkorri) netted the game-tying goal.
  • Bridgewater reclaimed the lead just three minutes later when an Eagle forward got behind the Bison backline and snuck a ball past sophomore goalkeeper Torben Grether (Rheinfelden, Germany/Georg-Buchner) for the eventual game-winning goal.


  • Grether made four saves in the loss on six shots on goal.
  • Bethany was out-shot 10-to-5 in the game.


  • Bethany will remain on the road on tomorrow, Saturday September 1 when they head to Eastern Mennonite for a match at 7 p.m.
  • A live video feed of the match will be available here.