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Bluffton downs Manchester for first HCAC victory

Bluffton downs Manchester for first HCAC victory

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - Senior Skylar Liming (St. Marys/Memorial) found Taylor Steinke for the game winner with just under 15 minutes to play as the Bluffton University women downed Manchester 2-1 for their first Heartland Conference victory of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 24! Bluffton improved to 2-13-1 overall and 1-7 in the Heartland, while Manchester stayed winless at 0-18 and 0-8 in the HCAC.

An own goal helped Bluffton even the score in minute 32 as the Beavers went into the break tied 1-1 with the home team. Steinke's second goal of the season proved to be the decider when she hit paydirt with just over 14 minutes to play.

The Beavers finished with an 18-12 advantage in shots and 3-2 in corner kicks. Sophomore Sienna Sullivan (Columbus/Hilliard Davidson) notched six saves, while Liming, Maddie Huffman (Maineville/Little Miami), Julia Gibson (New Carlisle/Tecumseh) and Tajah Upshaw (Lima/Senior) all checked in with three shots.

Bluffton will hit the road to Indiana again on Saturday when the the Beavers travel to Anderson University for the season finale. Kickoff with the Ravens is slated for 1 p.m.