TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University women’s soccer team earned its first Ohio Athletic Conference win by shutting out Muskingum University, 1-0, today at Hidden Valley in Tiffin, Ohio. The match was designated as a “Breast Cancer Awareness: Shooting for the Cure” game. T-shirts supporting the cause were sold and proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.
The win improves the Berg to 4-7-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the OAC, while the loss drops the Fighting Muskies to 4-9-0 overall and 0-3-0 in the OAC.
The game-winner came just 21 minutes into the match when sophomore midfielder Aleseya Evans (Troy) received a set piece from the right side and scored. The goal was Evans third of the season and second game-winner. Sophomore forward Sarah Brown (Monroe/Lemon Monroe) was credited with her first assist of the season.
The Berg controlled much of the game’s offensive tempo, outshooting Muskingum by a 19-4 count, including a 13-1 margin in the first half. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) and freshman midfielder Stephanie Crossman (Dayton/Bellbrook) paced the attack with four shots each.
Heidelberg also held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
In goal, junior Molly Schriber (Sidney) logged 68 minutes of action, making two saves, and earned the victory to improve her record to 3-5-0. Sophomore Brittany Labry (Aurora/Twinsburg) relieved Schriber in the 69th minute and notched one save.
Sara Poling made one save in 90 minutes for Muskingum.
The Berg returns to the pitch Tuesday, Oct. 11 for an OAC match against Baldwin-Wallace College at Mayer Field at 7 p.m. Live stats for that game will be available at the following URL: http://www.heidelberg.edu/statcrew/wsoc/xlive.htm.