Directions to Hidden Valley (from Seiberling Gymnasium): Go east on Greenfield Street toward Summit. Right on Summit. Take Summit past the YMCA on the right. Complex is on the right.
TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University men’s and women’s soccer teams both will look for their first Ohio Athletic Conference wins of the 2011 season when they host Muskingum University on Saturday, Oct. 7 in a conference match in Tiffin, Ohio. Kickoff from Hidden Valley for the women’s contest is slated for 1 p.m. and the men play at 4 p.m.. Live stats for both matches will be available at www.heidelberg.edu/athletics/livestats.
The women’s match is designated as a “Breast Cancer Awareness: Shooting for the Cure” game. T-shirts supporting the cause will be on sale and all proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund. Donations will also be accepted.
The men’s team, 2-5-4 overall and 0-1-1 in the OAC, is coming off a 1-0 loss against Otterbein University on Wednesday. The team is led by freshmen midfielders Hamid Sheriff (Centennial) who has team-highs of two goals and five points, and Nicholas Samaniego (Huron) with three points on one goal and one assist.
Junior two-time All-OAC goalkeeper Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) will handle the keeping duties. Smith has made 50 saves while logging all 1,085 minutes in the net this season and ranks fourth in the OAC with 4.54 saves per game. He has allowed 17 goals in 11 matches.
The Fighting Muskie men’s team, 5-7-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the OAC, is coming off a 4-0 shutout by Malone College. Cam Jonard leads the team with six goals and 13 points, ranking fifth and eighth in the league, respectively. In goal, Hunter Huffman has made 50 saves and allowed 16 goals in 927 minutes of action and is fourth in the OAC with a .758 save percentage.
The Berg women enter Saturday’s contest 3-7-1 overall and 0-2-0 in the OAC following a 5-0 loss to Otterbein University on Wednesday. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) leads the offensive attack, ranking the in the league’s top-10 in shots (34), points (nine) and goals (four). Senior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre Dame) and sophomore midfielder Aleseya Evans (Troy) have each scored twice.
In goal, junior Molly Schriber (Sidney) and sophomore Brittany Labry (Aurora/Twinsburg) have shared duties. Schriber is second in the OAC with 47 saves and has allowed 14 goals in 563 minutes. Labry has made 21 saves while allowing just 10 goals in 313 minutes.
The Muskingum women, 4-8-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the OAC, last played on Tuesday when they edged Oberlin College, 2-1, in overtime. The Muskies are led by Noelle Kleppel, whose team-high three goals are 10th in the conference. Kleppel also has an assist to her credit. Goalkeeper Sara Poling leads the OAC with 100 saves in 1,048 minutes, and has allowed 30 goals for a 2.58 goals against average.
Following Saturday’s doubleheader, the Berg men’s and women’s teams will host OAC foe Baldwin-Wallace College on Tuesday, Oct. 11.