2013 Women's Soccer
Waynesburg 3, Bluffton 0
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant
Sept. 18. 2013
BLUFFTON, Ohio - On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets made the trip from Pennsylvania take on Bluffton University at the Sears Complex. The outcome was not in the home team's favor, however, as Waynesburg was able to score a couple of goals early and come away with a 3-0 win. The win pushed the Yellow Jackets to 2-3 on the season, while the home Beavers fell to 2-3.
The scoring began for the Yellow Jackets as Rachel Ball collected a pass from Susie Godwin and drilled it into the back of the net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead just 4:47 in. The second goal of the first half was scored when Becky Hotek centered it to Godwin and she was able to bury it for her second goal of the season and a 2-0 lead in the 33rd minute. Senior keeper Maggie Armstrong (Vevay, IN/Switzerland) struggled in the first half, saving just two of the four shots that came her way.
The home team switched goalies to start the second half, putting sophomre Ashley Knippen (Wapakoneta) in the net to replace Armstrong. The Beavers were playing much better on the defensive side of the ball, however, the home team could not get any offense going as Waynesburg out-fired the Beavers 11-3 in the second half. The Yellow Jackets added their final goal of the afternoon in the 78th minute when Taylor Bombalski ripped a shot from the far left wing over the defense and keeper. Knippen saved six of the seven shots that came her way in the second half.
The Beavers were outshot for the contest, 17-7, including 10-6 on frame..
Bluffton will hit the road for their next match as they head to Kentucky to take on the University of Pikesville Lady Bears on Saturday, Sept. 21. The contest will begin at 6 p.m. They will then return to the Sears Complex for a home match against Grace Bible College on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. Come support your Beavers!