Memphis, Tenn. – September 6, 2010 - In its final match of the Rhodes College Tournament, the Heidelberg University women’s soccer team, under the guidance of fifth year head coach Nick Spell, earned its first win of the 2010 season as it beat the University of the Ozarks 5-1 on Sunday. Heidelberg’s five goals mark the most in a single game since Spell took over the reigns in 2006.
The Berg goes to 1-1 on the year, while the Lady Eagles fall to 0-3.
Heidelberg did not waste any time attacking the lines of the Lady Eagles’ defense. The Berg would already have four shots on goal before freshman Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati, Ohio / Mariemont) put the first point on the board in the 12th minute. This marked Hogan’s first collegiate goal.
The Lady Eagles would make their only shot on goal in the first half count when Krista Gordon found the back of the net to knot things up 1-1.
For the rest of the half, Heidelberg would score three unanswered goals courtesy of All-Ohio senior Carolyn Gross (Centerville, Ohio / Centerville) (17th min.), another one from Hogan (29th min.), and freshman Aleseya Evans (Troy, Ohio / Troy) (31st min.). Evans’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.
The Berg outshot the Lady Eagles 22-1 at halftime.
The second half was highlighted by Hogan earning a hat-trick with scoring her third goal of the game. It happened in the 50th minute when Evans found Hogan who drilled it in the back of the net to give the Berg a 5-1 commanding lead.
For the game, Heidelberg outshot the Lady Eagles 34-2 including Hogan’s game high of 12 shots. Sophomore Krista Blake (Geneva, Ohio / Geneva) contributed with four shots, three on goal. Also making impact on the field were sophomore Michelle Gross (Centerville, Ohio / Centerville) and freshman Kim Fetzner (Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany / Schonboru-Gymnasium Bruchsal) who both had two shots on goal.
Heidelberg returns to action for its home opener at Mayer Field when it faces Adrian College, Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m.