Bluffton 3, Franklin 0
Allison White notches hat trick in 3-0 win over Franklin
By: Brandy Bidlack, sports information assistant
October 18, 2008
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's soccer team knocked off HCAC foe Franklin on Saturday, October 18, 2008. With the win, the Beavers improved to 5-7-1 on the season and 3-2 in the HCAC, while the Grizzlies dropped to 0-5 in the HCAC and 1-14 overall. The Beavers' three wins in the HCAC are the most by a Bluffton women's team since joining the conference in 1998.
Senior Allison White (Lima/Shawnee) sparked the offense with her first goal of the contest at the 35:17 minute mark following a nice feed from freshman Alex Jess (Piqua/Piqua).
In the second half, White once again found the back of the net for another goal. With less than three minutes left in the game, White complete the hat trick with her fifth goal of the season as Bluffton dominated Franklin for the Beavers' third HCAC win of the 2008 season.
Allison White and Alex Jess led the offense with seven shots each. Catie White (Lima/Central Catholic) added four shots and Meghan Forquer (North Canton/Green) had three shots during the match. Katy Wisby (Lancaster/Bloom-Carroll) only had one save for the day, but she collected her fourth shutout of the season in Bluffton's 3-0 victory.
Bluffton pounded 32 shots in the contest while holding Franklin to only three. The Beavers also forced four corner kicks and limited the Grizzlies to one. Bluffton was called for nine infractions, compared to just five for Franklin.
Bluffton returns to action on Tuesday, October 21, when the Beavers host HCAC rival Manchester College. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.