By: Takayla Gadberry, sports information assistant
OLIVET, Mich. - The Bluffton University men dropped a close 4-3 double overtime decision at Olivet College on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Olivet starts off at 1-0 while the Beavers fell to 0-1 on the season.
Eleven minutes into the game, sophomore Dalton Taynor (Troy/Miami East) knocked in the first goal of the season for the Beavers, assisted by Jacob Kiger (Groveport/St. Charles Prep). An Olivet tally by Dominik Burmeister (Pinckney, MI/Dexter) tied the game at 3-3 with less than a minute in regulation. Just short of finishing a second overtime, Olivet's Coda Mendoza (Oxford, MI/Oxford) knocked in a goal that would end up securing the victory for the Comets.
Junior Patrick Spillman (Anderson, IN/Frankton) and sophomore Bishop Williamson (West Liberty/ School Advertising Art) both netted goals for the visiting team. Freshman Tanner Newport (Hamilton, VA/Loudoun Valley) walked away with 12 saves for the Beavers.
The Beavers will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 4, when they welcome Great Lakes Christian for the home opener. Come on out to Sears Athletic Complex to support your Beavers!