2012 Men's Soccer
Defiance 3, Bluffton 0
Second half surge sends Defiance to 3-0 win over Beavers
October 24, 2012
By: Keisha Holtsberry, sports information assistant
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team fell to rival Defiance College on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, by a final count of 3-0. Bluffton slipped to 2-13 overall and 0-7 in the Heartland Conference, while Defiance improved to 3-14-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the HCAC.
Both teams showed off their defense in the first half as the score was deadlocked at 0-0 after 45 minutes of action. Bluffton was outshot by Defiance 5-2 in period one with freshman keeper Jeff Yoder (Elkhart, Ind./Bethany Christian) collecting two saves.
Defiance came out in the second half ready to score. Less than 10 minutes into the second stanza, the Yellow Jackets put their first goal in the net. Ryan Edwards was assisted by Chad Brooks for tally number one. The Beavers kept it a 1-0 game until the 78:14 mark when Brooks put the ball in the back of the net. With less than three minutes to play, Defiance scored its third and final goal which came from Kevin Arriola.
Defiance finished with a commanding 19-7 edge in shots while also forcing two more corner kicks than Bluffton, 5-3. The Beavers were led by freshman Adrian Ramirez (Archbold) who fired two shots.
Bluffton will wrap up its 2012 season when the Beavers host Transylvania on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Senior Day contest is slated for 2:30 p.m.