2014 Women's Soccer
Cleary 2, Bluffton 1
August 31, 2014
BRIGHTON, Mich. - The Bluffton University women's soccer team held a 1-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to play before two late Cleary scores propelled the home Cougars to a stunning 2-1 victory on Sunday, August 31, at the Brighton Legacy Center.
Sophomore standout Kristen Tropf (Findlay/Van Buren) put Bluffton up 1-0 less than 12 minutes into the contest, the lone tally for either school until Cleary finally found the back of the net with just 8:16 to play. However, five minutes later, Taylor Richardson hit paydirt again for her second score of the contest which turned out to be the game winner.
Tropf finished with three of Bluffton's eight shots in the contest. Sophomores Abby Karikas (Curtice/Genoa Area) and Terrill Webb (Kenton) both added two shots for the visitors. Freshman keeper Katie Neeley (Huber Heights/Wayne) picked up seven saves in her first collegiate match as Bluffton stands 0-1 on the season.
Bluffton will head to the College of Wooster for the first contest of a women's and men's doubleheader with the Fighting Scots at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3.