2017 Men's Soccer
Bluffton 3, Franklin 0
October 7, 2017
FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team played a rare Saturday night contest under the lights and the Beavers found the experience to their liking as the visitors not only pitched a 3-0 shutout but they also secured their first Heartland Conference victory since 2014! Bluffton moved to 1-10 and 1-2 in the Heartland Conference while host Franklin College stayed winless at 0-3 in the HCAC (1-10 overall).
The Beavers jumped out quickly with a Christian Zapata (Livonia, Mich./Adlai E. Stevenson) goal just 13:07 into the match. Senior Blake Hershberger (Canton/McKinley) made it 2-0 less than two minutes later when he netted his second penalty kick of the season.
Trent Mast (Southington/Cardinal) put an exclamation point on the victory when he knocked in his second goal of the season with just 30 seconds to play as the Beavers scored their most goals in a match since 2014!
Franklin finished with nine shots, compared to eight for the Beavers. The home team forced three more corner kicks (5-2), but the Beavers put two more shots on frame (5-3).
Bluffton returns to the Sears Complex for the first home Heartland Conference match of 2017 on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The Beavers welcome Mount St. Joseph for a 3:30 contest. Come out and support your Beavers!