2012 Women's soccer
Defiance 1, Bluffton 0
Defiance improves to 4-2-2 in HCAC with 1-0 shutout of Bluffton
October 24, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's soccer team traveled to Defiance College on a summery Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, and battled the Yellow Jackets for 90 minutes, coming up just short as a Defiance cross slipped inside the back post in minute 70 for the only score of the match. The Beavers fell to 3-11-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the Heartland Conference following a disappointing loss to their rivals, while DC improved to 9-5-4 and 4-2-2 in the HCAC.
Bluffton controlled much of the action during the first period, piling up a 5-2 advantage in shots to go along with a slim 2-1 edge in corner kicks. The match remained a scorless tie until Lindsay Bubnick curled the ball inside the back post at the 69:07 mark. Bluffton was unable to force extra time as Defiance held on for the victory.
The Jackets stormed back in the second half with eight shots for a 10-9 advantage overall. The home team forced one more corner kick (5-4) while committing one more foul (8-7).
Freshman keeper Ashley Knippen (Wapakoneta) turned away three Defiance attempts in the loss. Leading the Bluffton offense was sophomore Taylor Fultz (Camden/Preble Shawnee) who finished with four shot attempts.
Bluffton will put the wraps on its 2012 season when the Beavers welcome Transylvania University on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Senior Day contest is slated for 12 p.m.