Bulldogs Roll to 6-0 Sweep over Bluffton in Season Opener

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College men's soccer team rolled to a 6-0 victory over Bluffton on Thursday night at Docking Stadium.


Final Score: Adrian 6, Bluffton 0

Location: Adrian, Mich. (Docking Stadium)

Records: Adrian (1-0), Bluffton (0-1)


First Half: Adrian 4, Bluffton 0

• Christ Stanhope scored in the 11th minute of the game by heading the ball into passed Bluffton goalkeeper Matt Hardman-Zimmerman from teammate Zachary Roller's corner kick.

Tad Davis doubled the Bulldog's score bending his shot into the top right of the net in the 26th minute.

• Stanhope scored his second goal in the 39th minute after his first shot is saved by Hardman-Zimmerman and he heads the ball of the deflection into the net.

Kyle Boggs added to the lead, scoring of another rebound in the final minute of the half

Second Half: Adrian 6, Bluffton 0

Brandon Katona scored first for Adrian 7:12 into the second half off the assist from Roller, his second assist of the game.

• Freshman Dayton Rush put the ball into the Bluffton net for the final time of the night off a perfect bicycle pass from teammate Zach Combs to put the game away 6-0 in favor of the Bulldogs


• Stanhope scored two goals on three shots (two on goal)

• Davis (three shots, two on goal), Katona (four shots, three on goal), Rush (one shot, one on goal) and Boggs (one shot, one on goal) each added a goal

• Roller led Adrian with two assists, Combs had the other

• The Bulldog defense didn't allow Bluffton to get a single shot on goal to help freshman goalkeeper Spencer Brown to earn his first shutout of his career


• Adrian travels to face Muskingum on Sunday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m.

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