2002 Men's Soccer
bc 2, dc 3 (ot)
Bluffton College falls to Defiance College in overtimeBy Tim Stried, SID
September 3, 2002
The Bluffton College men's soccer team took a 2-0 lead into the locker room at halftime but saw a visiting Defiance College squad score three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 victory in overtime over the Beavers Tuesday afternoon at the Emery Sears Athletic Complex.
Bluffton sophomore Caspar Agyeman-Duah got the scoring started with a goal scored with 17:14 left before halftime off an assist from sophomore Dan Hershberger. Senior Andy Hornblower then scored his third goal of the season with 5:47 left before intermission off an assist from junior Diego Rodriguez. However, it would be the end of the scoring for Bluffton.
Defiance's Chris Berg and Joe Disalvio scored goals in the second half to tie the score and Brandon Newsome kicked the game-winner with 5:07 left in overtime to give Defiance the victory in their first match of the season.
Bluffton falls to 1-2 overall and will travel to Rochester, Michigan on Saturday. These two teams will meet again on October 15 at Defiance in a Heartland Conference match.
Bluffton - Caspar Agyeman-Duah (Dan Hershberger assist), 17:14 first half
Bluffton - Andrew Hornblower (Diego Rodriguez assist), 5:47 first half
Defiance - Joe Disalvio (assist unknown), 23:46 second half
Defiance - Chris Berg (Penalty Kick) 5:00, second half
Defiance - Brandon Newsome (assist unknown) 5:07, overtime
Shots on goal: Bluffton 17, Defiance 16
Corner Kicks: Bluffton 2, Defiance 3
Goalie Saves: Bluffton 9 (Derek Stemen), Defiance 6 (Jeff Meyer)