2012 Women's soccer
Earlham 4, Bluffton 3
Earlham rallies with three second half goals for 4-3 win over Beavers
October 6, 2012
By: Adriane Bruner, sports information assistant
RICHMOND, Ind. - The Earlham College women's soccer team opened with its first goal just over two minutes into the match, but the Beavers responded with two scores for a 2-1 lead at the break. After a back-and-forth scoring spree midway through the final period, the Quakers ended up on top, 4-3. Bluffton dropped to 2-7-1 (0-1-1 HCAC) on the season, while Earlham improved to 6-4-1 (2-0-1 HCAC).
Earlham scored the first goal in the opening minutes of the game before Bluffton senior Maddie Moore (Linn Grove, Ind./South Adams) capitalized in minute 10, tying the match at one. With less than two minutes to play in the first period, Moore buried her second goal, putting Bluffton on top at the half.
Earlham added a pair of tallies five minutes apart in period two to take the lead over Bluffton. The Beavers quickly responded with a goal by sophomore Taylor Fultz (Camden/Preble Shawnee), making the score 3-3. However, another Earlham goal with 16 minutes to play cinched the 4-3 victory for the home team.
Earlham finished with a 17-11 advantage in shots and a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks, while committing six fewer fouls (12-6). Taylor Fultz led the Beavers with four shots, followed by Maddie Moore with three attempts. The Quakers were called for offsides 16 times in the match.
Bluffton will look to get back into the win column when the Beavers travel to Indiana to battle Anderson University on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The contest is slated for 6:30 p.m.