2011 Women's soccer
Earlham 2, Bluffton 1
Earlham makes early goals stand up in 2-1 win over Beavers
October 4, 2011
RICHMOND, Indiana - The Earlham College women's soccer team jumped on the scoreboard twice in the first period and held on to capture a 2-1 victory over Bluffton University on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. The Beavers fell to 4-3-1 overall and 1-2 in the Heartland Conference with their second straight setback. Earlham improved to 5-4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the HCAC,
Cate Simmermaker found Ikumi Doucette less than two minutes into the contest for a quick 1-0 lead, stunning the visitors. Simmermaker hooked up with Joy Doucette at the 34:34 mark, giving the Quakers a lead they would never relinquish.
The Beavers cut the deficit in half with just over seven minutes to play when Aimee Whitmer (Grand Rapids/Otsego) found the back of the net. Earlham staved off the Beavers following Whitmer's score, staying perfect in the HCAC with their 2-1 victory over the visitors.
Maddie Moore (Berne, Ind./South Adams) and Taylor Fultz (Camden/Preble Shawnee) combined for five of Bluffton's six shots with Moore putting two of her three attempts on frame. Both teams committed six fouls and Earlham finished with a 10-6 edge in shots. The Quakers forced two of the three corner kicks in the match. Sophomore keeper Maggie Armstrong (Vevay, Ind./Switzerland Cty.) collected five saves in the loss.
The Beavers return to action on Saturday, Oct. 8, when they host HCAC rival Anderson University. The contest is slated to start at 12 p.m.