FORT JENNINGS — Bluffton built an early 2-goal advantage in its girls soccer matchup Thursday evening at Keith Hamel Memorial Field in Fort Jennings. The host Jefferson Lady Wildcats spent the rest of the match playing catchup and got the equalizer with 12:20 remaining in the contest to notch a 2-2 Northwest Conference draw. The Lady Pirates (4-9-1, 2-2-1 NWC) drew first blood on a goal at 35:59 when Megan Dulle got control of the orb on a pass from Jill Steinmetz just a step away from the top of the 18-yard box and fired a 19-yarder from just outside the left post past senior keeper Paige Miller (6 saves versus 10 shots on-goal); perhaps bothered by the sun shining right in her face, she couldn’t prevent the shot from finding the net for a 1-0 edge. It became 2-0 at 30:03. Steinmetz got a lead pass from the left by Lugibihl for a run right down the middle; Miller came out some to try and cut off the angle but the 14-yarder found the right side of the net.
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