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October 24, 2012

Second Half Surge Leads DC to 3-0 Win Over Rival Bluffton

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DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance men's soccer team ended a three-game skid with a 3-0 shutout of rival Bluffton Beavers on Wednesday, October 24. The three second half goals accounted for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory, as the Jackets improve to 3-14-1 (3-4-1 HCAC), while the Beavers drop to 2-13 (0-7 HCAC).

In the first period, both squads had difficulties getting their offensive sets together. Each team was able to pull off a few runs that led to decent attempts at the net, but overall the defensive units were being very aggressive in the physical match and making it hard on the offense. After 45 minutes, both teams still sat at zero on the scoreboard.

Throughout the season, DC's offense has really plagued them by not being able to produce enough scores and strong defensive games would go to waste when the opponent could muster up just one goal. That was not the case on this gorgeous October afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets came out of the break firing on all cylinders and gave the rival Beavers too much to handle. In the 54th minute, senior Ryan Owens got a slick pass from sophomore Chad Brooks just outside the box in front of the goal. He reared up and rocketed the ball into the back of the net for the 1-0 DC lead and his first score of the season.

But Defiance wasn't done, as it continued with a barrage of eight shots at the visitor goalie over the next 24 minutes and the eighth was goal number two for DC.  Brooks rang up his second goal on the year when fellow sophomore Jack Krienen slid him a pass in the box that he punched in for a 2-0 advantage.

Then as the clock was winding down, junior Evan Allen got free on a breakaway and took a shot at the net that ricocheted off the right post directly to fellow teammate Kevin Arriola who knocked it in for the 3-0 Jacket lead. The score was Arriola's team-leading fifth goal.

DC then ran out the last minutes of the match and celebrated the big victory over rival Bluffton. On the afternoon, the Jackets aggressive play led them to outshoot the Beavers 17-to-9 and score three goals for the first time this season.

Defiance returns to play Saturday, October 27 for Senior Day and the team's regular season finale against the Hanover Panthers. Play is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23: All times Eastern
M:
Final - OT
at Edgewood 2, Wisconsin Lutheran 1
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Final - 2OT
Staten Island 0, at Hunter 0
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Final - 2OT
Salisbury 1, at Christopher Newport 1
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Final
at Washington College 2, Immaculata 0
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M:
Final
at University of the Ozarks 2, Hardin-Simmons 1
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Final
Trinity (Conn.) 2, at Wesleyan 1
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Final
Richard Stockton 4, at Kean 0
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Final
at Yeshiva 4, Sarah Lawrence 2
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M:
Final
at Benedictine 3, Lake Forest 2
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M:
Final
at Texas-Dallas 3, Howard Payne 0
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Final
at Washington U. 4, Principia 0
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Final
Hardin-Simmons 8, at University of the Ozarks 0
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Final
Central 4, at Cornell 0
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6:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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Final
St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) 10, at Berkeley College (NY) 1
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Final
Lynchburg 3, at Rowan 0
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Final
at Emmanuel 3, Mass-Boston 1
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Final
Transylvania 2, at Mount St. Joseph 1
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Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Chicago 0
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Friday, Oct. 24: All times Eastern
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2:00 PM
Maine-Presque Isle at Me.-Fort Kent
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2:00 PM
Averett at Covenant
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2:00 PM
Greensboro at Piedmont
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2:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
North Central (Minn.) at Northland
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2:00 PM
Crown at Minnesota-Morris
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
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3:00 PM
Fredonia State at Oneonta State
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3:00 PM
Geneseo State at Plattsburgh State
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3:00 PM
Brockport State at Potsdam State
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3:00 PM
Buffalo State at New Paltz State
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3:30 PM
Hendrix at Berry
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3:30 PM
Lancaster Bible at Wells
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4:00 PM
Lynchburg at Randolph-Macon
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4:00 PM
Rhodes at Oglethorpe
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4:00 PM
Lasell at Anna Maria
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5:00 PM
Ferrum at Maryville (Tenn.)
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5:00 PM
Schreiner at Colorado College
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6:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan at Alfred St.
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6:00 PM
Penn State-Berks at Keuka
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6:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Centenary (La.)
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7:00 PM
Amherst at Mount St. Mary
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7:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Waynesburg
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7:00 PM
Concordia (Texas) at Texas-Tyler
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7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at LeTourneau
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7:00 PM
Austin at Trinity (Texas)
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7:00 PM
University of Dallas at Southwestern
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8:00 PM
Millsaps at Sewanee
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8:30 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Centre
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9:00 PM
Louisiana College at East Texas Baptist
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12:00 PM
York (N.Y.) at Yeshiva
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1:00 PM
Hendrix at Berry
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1:30 PM
Rhodes at Oglethorpe
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1:30 PM
Lancaster Bible at Wells
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3:00 PM
Oneonta State at Fredonia State
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3:00 PM
New Paltz State at Buffalo State
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3:00 PM
Potsdam State at Brockport State
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3:00 PM
Plattsburgh State at Geneseo State
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3:00 PM
William Peace at Mary Baldwin
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4:00 PM
CCNY at Brooklyn
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4:00 PM
Penn State-Berks at Keuka
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4:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Martin Luther
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4:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Rockford
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4:00 PM
Crown at Minnesota-Morris
Video
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4:15 PM
North Central (Minn.) at Northland
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4:15 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
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4:30 PM
Patrick Henry at Trinity (D.C.)
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4:30 PM
Averett at Covenant
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4:30 PM
Greensboro at Piedmont
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5:00 PM
Roanoke at Shenandoah
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5:00 PM
Emerson at Coast Guard
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5:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at LeTourneau
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5:00 PM
Concordia (Texas) at Texas-Tyler
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5:00 PM
Bethesda University at UC Santa Cruz
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6:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Centre
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6:00 PM
Penn College at Gallaudet
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6:00 PM
Millsaps at Sewanee
Video
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7:00 PM
Ferrum at Maryville (Tenn.)
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7:00 PM
Alvernia at Stevenson
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8:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Centenary (La.)
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9:00 PM
Austin at Trinity (Texas)
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9:00 PM
University of Dallas at Southwestern
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Thursday, Oct. 23: All times Eastern
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Final - 2OT
Salisbury 1, at Christopher Newport 1
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Thursday, Oct. 23: All times Eastern
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Final
Hardin-Simmons 8, at University of the Ozarks 0
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6:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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Final
Lynchburg 3, at Rowan 0
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Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Chicago 0
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