2013 Men's Soccer
Wittenberg 4, Bluffton 0
By: Kyle Stover, sports information assistant
Sept. 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team took to the road again on Saturday, Sept. 14, this time taking on the Tigers of Wittenberg University. The Beavers were unable to keep the home team off of the board early, eventually allowing two goals in each half as Bluffton fell, 4-0.
Five minutes into the first period, the Tigers opened up the scoring when MITCH RUDIBAUGH netted a goal to give Wittenberg a 1-0 lead. Later in the first period, GRANT HINKEBEIN scored again for the Tigers, assisted by KEVIN BOND. Bluffton went into the half trailing 2-0.
It did not take long for Wittenberg to extend its lead in the second period when ZACK MOORE headed a ball into the top right corner of the net with an assist by REED GLOSSER. The final goal of the match came in the 62nd minute when KEVIN BOND chipped a ball over the defense into the back of the net to give the Tigers a 4-0 advantage, a lead they made stand up for the remainder of the match.
Wittenberg outshot the Beavers in the match, 19-11, with 10 of those shots coming on frame. BEN KNOTTS (Carrollton), T.J. KLINE (Mogadore/Lake Center Christian) and GRANT STUTZMAN (Sugarcreek/Hiland) all recorded two shots for Bluffton.
Bluffton fell to 0-4 on the year while Wittenberg improved to 3-4. The Beavers will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 18, when Bluffton hosts Waynesburg. That match is slated to begin at 2 p.m.