Beavers now 7-5, set win record

By Tim Stried, SID

October 11, 1999




Setting the Bluffton College single season win record last week, the women's soccer team has the second best overall record in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Their 2-2 HCAC mark puts them in the fourth spot with one league match remaining. The seven wins this season surpassed the previous record of six turned in by the 1995 and 1996 Beaver clubs.

"It's pretty exciting," said sophomore midfielder Katie Kantner. "We've improved so much since the beginning of the year."

And that improvement continued last Wednesday as BC drilled a visiting Manchester team 3-1. Senior DeAnna Anderson got the scoring started with a goal off an assist from Kantner. Manchester answered with a goal of their own, but the Beavers then scored two straight goals, one from senior Chris Harney from Anderson and the other on an unassisted goal by freshman Jill Domachowski, to seal the victory. Freshman goalkeeper Anna Steiner rejected seven Manchester shots.

"I'm proud of what our team has accomplished this year," continued Kantner, "but we're not done yet." And that is certainly true, as BC will travel to HCAC front runner Wilmington on Thursday. Bluffton was to have hosted Anderson on Wednesday in a crucial HCAC contest, and will be on the road Saturday for a non-league match at Heidelberg.

Not content with just seven wins, however, the Beavers know they have a lot left to play for, including the HCAC tournament the last week of October. "We're going to keep winning," said Kantner, and it would be tough to bet against her and the 1999 Beavers.