August 9, 2018
The Bluffton University women's soccer program will kick off a new era this fall when Kevin Gregory takes over as the head coach following the departure of Rhonda Gottschalk who led the Beavers the past three years. Gregory took over in March and he is anxious to make his head coaching debut at Bluffton!
Although Bluffton is now without the services of four-time all-HCAC performer Brittany Huff and Katelyn Gardella who graduated in May, the cupboard is far from bare as the Beavers return 2017 leading scorer Skylar Liming (St. Marys/Memorial) who has been a fixture on the pitch for the past three years. Bluffton brings back three juniors who have extensive experience in Lauryn Foster-Wheeler (Sidney), Aubrey Bartel (Newton, KS/Newton) and Courtney Davis (Richmond, MI/Richmond). A deep group of sophomores will be joined by five freshmen when the Beavers take the field this fall.
The Beavers open their season at Ohio Christian on Friday, August 31, before the home lidlifter just two days later when they welcome Mennonite sister school Goshen for a Sunday battle on Sept. 2. Bluffton gets into Heartland Conference action on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a trip to Rose-Hulman before hosting rival Defiance College four days later. The women's home finale is slated for Saturday, Oct. 20 against Transylvania University with the season capper at Anderson one week later on October 27.