2011 Men's Soccer
Defiance 2, Bluffton 0
Yellow Jackets sting Bluffton in 2-0 win over Beavers
October 26, 2011
By: Keisha Holtsberry, sports information assistant
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Bluffton University fell to rival Defiance College 2-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. The Beavers dipped to 2-15 overall and 1-7 in the Heartland Conference while the Yellow Jackets improved to 5-9-3 on the season and 3-3-2 in the HCAC.
Jaiden Henderson put the ball in the back of the net at the seven-minute mark of the first half, giving Defiance a 1-0 lead. The Beavers continued to battle, but Defiance ended the period with a 1-0 advantage. After the break the Beavers came out looking for retaliation, but once again fell just short. The Yellow Jackets added another goal from Joseph Loftis with just over 15 minutes to play for the 2-0 victory.
Senior keeper Dan Saville (Toledo/Central Catholic) racked up five saves in the setback. Freshman Nate Byrum (London) fired away with four shots, three on frame.
Defiance put up nine more shots than Bluffton (16-7), while the Beavers forced one more corner kick than the Yellow Jackets (4-3). Defiance was whistled for three more fouls (12-9).
Bluffton wraps up its 2011 season when it welcomes Hanover College for Senior Day on Saturday, Oct. 29. The contest is slated for 2 p.m. following the women's match with the Panthers.