TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology women's soccer team battled to a 1-1 draw with Bluffton
University in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener
for both schools on Saturday.
Bluffton opened the scoring with a goal by Laura Fish in the
36th minute to take a 1-0 lead at the half.
Rose-Hulman answered with a score in the 85th minute to force
two overtime sessions. Sophomore Haley O'Neil
(Batavia, Ill.) scored her first goal of the season on a
pass from freshman Katie DeMoss
(Martinsville/Roncalli) to knot the match.
The Fightin' Engineers hit a pair of crossbars and continued to
apply pressure late in the match before the contest ended at
Rose-Hulman outshot Bluffton 14-13 in the contest, with
sophomore Nicky Wheeler (Avon) recording a match
high five shots. Aimee Whitmer had four shots for
Freshman Lucinda Combs (Danville, Ky./Boyle
County) recorded seven saves for Rose-Hulman, with Maggie
Armstrong snagging six for Bluffton.
Rose-Hulman stands 5-4-2 overall and 0-0-1 in league play, while
Bluffton has a 2-6-1 record and is also 0-0-1 in conference
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