2011 Women's soccer
Bluffton 4, Anderson 0
Beavers improve to 5-3-1 with 4-0 shutout of Anderson
October 8, 2011
By: Josh Bruner, sports information assistant
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's soccer team netted three first half goals en route to a 4-0 victory over Anderson University on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Bluffton moved to 5-3-1 overall and evened its mark in the Heartland Conference at 2-2, while the Ravens slipped to 2-9 on the season and 0-4 in the HCAC.
The Beaver offense took control early as freshman Kathleen Reid (Midlothian, Va./Manchester) punched one past the keeper just six minutes into the game. Reid found the back of the net again at the 17-minute mark as she gave the Beavers a 2-0 lead with her third goal of the season and second in 11 minutes.
Senior Megan Denoi (Bryan) drilled a deep shot just one minute later to give Bluffton a 3-0 lead at the break. Bluffton freshman Amanda Hunsberger (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview) pushed in her first goal of the year early in the second half and the Beavers held AU scoreless, taking the 4-0 victory.
The Beaver offense was showcased as the home team outshot the Ravens 21-10. Bluffton put 13 shots on goal, while Anderson only managed six. The teams proved to be equally aggressive as the Ravens had just one more foul (8-7). Elizabeth Webb (Ashland) was credited with the win, collecting four saves in the first stanza.
Leading the offense for the Beavers were Reid and Aimee Whitmer (Grand Rapids/Otsego) with four shots apiece. Whitmer placed three shots on frame, while Hunsberger, Denoi, Reed and Kourtney Lewis (Arlington/Riverdale) all chipped in with two attempts on target.
The Beavers return to the field on Monday, Oct. 10, when they host Rochester College at the Sears Complex. The match is slated to begin at 4 p.m.