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September 15, 2019

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Lady Pirates corral Mustangs; Garmatter nets 4 goals

Bluffton scored the last three goals in the final nine minutes to win

By Cort Reynolds
HARROD - The Bluffton girls soccer team rallied late to knock off local league rival Allen East 5-2 in Northwest Conference play Tuesday night.

Bluffton improved to 3-3-1 overall and 3-0 in the NWC with the comeback win. AE fell to 4-1 and 1-1 in the NWC after the defeat.

Junior Pirate ace Laykin Garmatter netted four goals, all in the second half, to pace the victors. She scored in the 53rd minute, then netted another goal 13 minutes later to put the Pirates ahead 2-1.

Garmatter then tallied in the 71st and 78th minutes to break a tie and put the game out of reach.

Kayla White added the other Pirate goal in the 73rd minute.

Julia Meyer scored both Allen East goals in the 25th and 63rd minutes. AE led 1-0 at halftime, and her second goal tied it 2-2.

But Bluffton scored the last three goals in the final nine minutes to win.

AE put all seven of their shots on goal. Bluffton directed 11 of its 23 shots on goal.

Taylor McGraw led AE with six saves in goal.

The Pirates visit tough Spencerville (5-1, 2-0 NWC) Thursday evening.

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