2012 Women's soccer
Huntington 3, Bluffton 1
Three Huntington first half goals propel Foresters to 3-1 win at Bluffton
September 21, 2012
By: Keisha Holtsberry, sports information assistant
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's soccer team was defeated 3-1 by Huntington University on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2012. The Beavers fell to 1-6, while the Foresters improved to 7-2.
The visitors jumped on top quickly, scoring their first goal less than three minutes into the match. Huntington's Erin Barclay put the ball in the back of the net, with the assist coming from Lisa Underwood. The Foresters next two goals came from Underwood and were both unassisted, the first following a rebound that Bluffton was unable to get to. Underwood's goals were scored only 17 seconds apart.
The Beavers shored up their defense in the second half and did not allow Huntington to score again. Bluffton's lone tally came with nine minutes remaining. Sophomore Taylor Fultz (Camden/Preble Shawnee) sent the ball past Huntington's keeper thanks to an assist from freshman Jenni Conley (Ravenna/Rootstown).
Both teams fired 10 shots, but the visitors capitalized on their chances with the three goals. Huntington was called for two more fouls than the Beavers (11-9), while Bluffton forced three more corner kicks (4-1).
The Beavers were paced by junior Aimee Whitmer (Grand Rapids/Otsego) with three shots, while three of her teammates added two shots apiece; Fultz, senior Maddie Moore (Linn Grove, Ind./South Adams) and junior Megan Moreo (Spencerville/Delphos Jefferson).
Bluffton returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 25, when the Beavers travel to Oberlin College. The contest is slated for 7 p.m. under the lights.