Boys Soccer : Van Buren 2 Bluffton 1
By Sam Brauen Tuesday, October 3, 2017 09:27:45 PM
(VAN BUREN) - The Bluffton boys soccer team began a testing stretch of games Tuesday night at Van Buren. The Knights, followed by games with Shawnee and Kalida will be a measuring stick for BHS as they get ready for the looming postseason. On Tuesday night, Van Buren got the better of the Bluffton in a tightly contested game.
The game's first goal did not come until the 60th minute when Van Buren was awarded a penalty kick and converted. Less than a minute later, Tristan Smucker crossed a ball that John Schreiner finished to knot the game at 1-1. Four minutes later, Black Knight Nick McCracken headed home a corner kick that proved to be the game winner.
Bluffton outshot the hosts 6-4 and Pirate keeper Dakoda Clymer made two saves. Bluffton is now 7-3-2 on the season.