(Defiance, OH) Defiance College’s Lady Jackets traveled to their rival Bluffton to take on the Beavers on Wed, October 4th. This game was a grudge match for the Jackets, winning in overtime the previous year. Defiance came into this game at 1-7, and 0-1 in HCAC play, while Bluffton came in with a record of 1-8, while also being 0-1 in HCAC.
The Yellow Jackets came into the first half with a ton of energy. They put together great runs, moved the ball very well, and were able to put 12 shots on goal, yet none of them were able to find the back of the net. This did not deter the determination of the Jackets, as they continue to put together great runs.
Bluffton was able to find the back of the net in the first half though, with one of their 13 shots sneaking past the keeper in the 11th minute. The Jackets continued to fight tooth and nail, and went into the half with a score that was surprisingly 1-0 with how well each team was playing offensively.
The second half started off in a way that the Jackets did not want, with Bluffton scoring very quickly, within the first 18 seconds. This goal was followed up 2 minutes later, with a goal by the same girl, to give Bluffton a 3-0 lead.
The two quick goals woke the Jackets up again, and they continue to make good runs and try to put something past Bluffton’s keeper. The lone goal did not come til the 88th minute though, off the foot of Senior Kassie Memmer into the corner of the net.
The Jackets fell with a final score of 3-1, and fall to 0-2 in conference, and 1-8 on the season. They look to turn things around this upcoming Saturday, a day full of homecoming festivities. They play at 3:30 against the Transylvania Pioneers.
Also, a member of the Women’s team is on the Homecoming Court. Senior Kassie Memmer is up for Homecoming Queen, so do not be afraid to come see the festivities! As always, tell a DCWS good luck, and Go Jackets!
Written by Zac Bires