TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University men’s and women’s soccer teams will close the home portion of their regular season schedules tomorrow when they host Marietta College in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader in Tiffin, Ohio. Kickoff for the women’s match is slated for 1 p.m., while the men will play at 4 p.m. Both matches were scheduled for Hidden Valley, but have been moved to Mayer Field.
In addition, live stats for both matches will be available at http://www.heidelberg.edu/athletics/livestats.
The Berg women enter their final home appearance 5-9-1 overall and 2-4-0 in OAC play following a hard-fought, 1-0 loss to John Carroll University on Tuesday (Oct. 18). In that match, junior goalkeeper Molly Schriber (Sidney) faced 10 shots on goal and made nine saves, a season-high against an OAC opponent. Three freshmen forwards—Annastasia Hicks (Cynthiana, Ky./Harrison County), Mackenzie Gable (Cincinnati/Walnut Hills) and Bethany Mattern (Youngstown/Austintown Fitch)—made their first collegiate starts.
Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) paces the Heidelberg offensive attack, ranking among the league’s top-10 in points (11), goals (five) and shots (48), and has landed 24 shots on goal for a .500 shots-on-goal percentage. Sophomore midfielder Aleseya Evans (Troy), with six points on three goals, and senior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre Dame), with four points on two goals, will also provide the offense with a spark. Schneider has placed 10 of her 18 shots on frame for a .556 shots-on-goal percentage.
Schriber is 4-7-0 in 13 appearances in goal—including two shutouts—and is saving 80 percent of the shots she faces. She has made 68 saves while allowing just 17 goals in 902 minutes of action for a 1.70 goals against average.
Marietta comes to Tiffin with a 1-13-1 overall and 0-6-0 OAC record2. Cara Nuss leads the Pioneer offense with seven points on three goals and one assist, while Jennifer Wilder has scored three goals this season for a total of six points. Kaitlyn Pearse and Kelly Sommers will share time in the net. Pearse leads with 53 saves in 855 minutes and has allowed 23 scores for a 2.42 goals against average.
The Tri-Color is 4-3-1 at home in 2011.
The Berg men enter the match 2-9-4 overall and 0-5-1 in the OAC after a 2-0 loss to John Carroll on Wednesday (Oct. 19). Senior Luke Terndrup (Columbus/Bishop Ready) made five saves in goal in his first career start.
Leading the offense this season has been freshman midfielder Hamid Sheriff (Centennial), who has a team-high five points on two goals and one assist. Freshman midfielder Nicholas Samaniego (Huron) is second with three points on one goal and one assist. Most of Heidelberg’s looks at the net have come from senior midfielder Michael Juart (Hilliard/Darby) and senior first-team All-OAC forward Mike Harling (Manchester, England/Holy Cross), who have combined for 60 of the team’s 170 shots this season. Juart has posted a team-high 12 shots on goal.
In goal, junior two-time All-OAC keeper Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller), 2-8-4 in 12 appearances, has made 67 saves while allowing just 20 goals in 1,355 minutes of action for a 1.33 goals against average. He is saving 77 percent of the shots he faces and has two shutouts to his credit.
The Pioneer men, 2-10-2 overall and 1-3-2 in the OAC, are led by Dustin Zimmerman with eight points on four goals. Zimmer has posted a team-high 35 shots, including 14 on goal. Wesley Riley and Ben Federici, with two goals apiece, and Michael Lomas with one goal and two assists, each have four points. Chris Stollar will man the net for Marietta. Stollar, 1-9-2, has made 74 saves and allowed 23 goals in 1,074 minutes of action this season.
The Berg men will be looking for their first win since Sept. 16.
Both teams next play OAC rival Ohio Northern University in Ada in their next match. The women face the Polar Bears on Tues., Oct. 25 and the men play Wednesday, Oct. 26.