RICHMOND, Ind - Women's soccer earns their first HCAC win beating the Bluffton Beavers 1-0 at home.
The first half seemed to be going scoreless until Hannah Wallhausser scored the Quakers' first goal with 38 seconds left on the clock. Emmaly Bisard kicked a perfect pass from the left side of the field directly to Wallhauser in front of the net and she headed the ball making the score 1-0. The Quakers took five shots in the half, three of those being on the goal. Each time they got in the 18 box they had to battle extremely physical defenders making quality shots nearly impossible. The Beavers had a chance to score early after a ball went over Goalkeeper Raven McCree's head and landed just in front of the goal line, but another Beaver just was not there to finish the job. Earlham held the Beavers to only one shot in the half.
Missed opportunities marred the second half for the Quakers leaving them scoreless. Due to a combination of miscommunication on offense and the Beaver goalie stepping up big time, the Quakers just could not land their shots. Bluffton's Julia Gibson got the opportunity to tie the game as a defender slipped and she shot it high out of McCree's reach.
In the seventh minute of overtime a beautiful pass to Yana Miller put her in position to win the game. After her goal, Earlham won 2-1.
Coming into the game Bluffton averaged 10 shots per game. The Quaker defense held them to six shots on 97 minutes of play.
Earlham women's soccer is now 1-3 in conference play and 7-6 overall. The return to play on Saturday, October 13 at Rose-Hulman. The match will begin at 1:00pm.
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