The beaver men ‘s soccer team wins 7-0
The Bluffton University men’s football team was back in action on Wednesday October 2 when they welcomed Finlandia University to the Sears Athletic Complex and secured a 7-0 draw against the Lions. The beavers finish the non-conference game for the first time since 2008 at 5-5 (.500).
Just two minutes into the game, Dalton Taynor (Troy / Miami East) took a good feed from Hunter Coffey (Wapakoneta) and pulled away in the back of the net to give the home team an early 1-0 lead. Taynor met paydirt less than five minutes later and gave the Beavers a 2-0 lead.
Taynor and Brandon DeCoursey (Bruceville / North Knox) lit the fire for the Bluffton offensive in the middle of the second half and gave the Beavers a comfortable 4-0 lead over the Lions. Igor Malaquias (Bethlehem, Penn./Northampton CC), Christian Parker (Urbana / West Liberty) and Justin Combs (Union / Northmont) scored in the last 10 minutes to secure the 7-0 win.
Bluffton shot a total of 30 shots while Finlandia shot just 12. The beavers forced two more corners (3: 1), but were whistled for eight more fouls (18: 10). Freshman keeper Tanner Newport (Hamilton, Va./Loudoun Valley) scored five saves that day, Junior Connor Kaminicki (Northfield / Nordonia) added one in his first move of the season.
The men begin the HCAC game on Saturday 5th October with a home game against Rose-Hulman. The starting shot will be given at 3:30 p.m. after the women’s HCAC kick-off at 1:00 p.m. with the engineers.