2011 Women's soccer
Bluffton 6, Grace Bible 0
Beavers improve to 7-3-1 with 6-0 shutout of Grace Bible
October 12, 2011
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Bluffton University women's soccer team put up its third consecutive shutout in a 6-0 victory at Grace Bible College on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The Beavers, who have outscored their opponents 14-0 during the past three matches, upped their record to 7-3-1. Grace fell to 3-10 on the season.
Freshman Taylor Fultz (Camden/Preble Shawnee) used a feed from sophomore Jessica Ramirez (Archbold) to put Bluffton up 1-0 at the 10:46 mark with her team-best eighth goal of the season. A miscue by Grace Bible allowed the visitors to take a 2-0 lead midway through the first period.
Junior Maddie Moore (Linn Grove, Ind./South Adams) made the score 3-0 with her unassisted tally less than five minutes into the second stanza. Eight minutes later, Moore connected with sophomore Megan Moreo (Spencerville/Delphos Jefferson) for a 4-0 lead.
With just under 14 minutes to play, freshman Danielle McQuillin (Delta/Pike-Delta-York) found senior Monique Devol (Lancaster/Bloom Carroll) for her first goal of the season before McQuillin capped the scoring with a goal of her own at the 83:56 mark.
Everybody got into the action as Bluffton blasted its way to a 71-0 advantage in shots, including 41 on frame. The Beavers finished with three more fouls (5-2) and a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks. Bluffton's sixth shutout equaled the school record for most blankings in a season with five matches to play.
McQuillin paced Bluffton with 10 shots, six on frame. Moore and freshman Kayleen Meardith (Kinsman/Badger) both fired eight shots (four on goal), while Fultz and Elizabeth Webb (Ashland) chipped in with six and five, respectively. Kourtney Lewis (Arlington/Riverdale), Moreo and Katie Reid (Midlothian, Va./Manchester) all added five shots to the Bluffton attack.
Bluffton moves back into Heartland Conference action with a crucial match at Franklin College under the lights on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The women's match is slated for 8 p.m. following the men's contest with the Grizzlies.