DEFIANCE, Ohio- The Defiance College women's soccer team played host to rival Bluffton University on Wednesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets lost a tight match 2-0 the Beavers.
In the first half, the Yellow Jackets found themselves trailing early as the Beavers delivered the games first goal just under five minutes into play. Senior, Malia Ferry (Milford, Ohio. / Milford) and the Yellow Jacket defense kept a tight line forcing the Bluffton offense to be offsides seven times throughout the game.
Senior Madi Bowman (Eaton, Ohio/ Eaton) defended the Yellow Jacket frame with eight saves through 90 minutes of work.
Defiance looked to provide the equalizer late in the second half as senior Sarah Madaras (Kalamazoo, Mich. / Parchment) delivered a shot that just went over the goal. The Purple and Gold created more chances in the second half but were unable to get one past the Bluffton goalie.
Despite the burst of offensive energy for the Yellow Jackets, Bluffton scored again off a penalty kick in the 53rd minute, securing the 2-0 win.
The loss brings the Defiance record to 4-8-1 on the season and 0-2 in conference play. The Yellow Jackets continue HCAC action as they make the trip to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to take on the Fighting Engineers Saturday, October 12th, with a 1:00 pm kickoff.