New Concord, Ohio – October 9, 2010 – The Heidelberg University men’s soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 double overtime tie against Muskingum University.
The Berg goes to 8-3-1 overall, 1-0-1 in the OAC, while the Muskies stand at 7-4-2, 1-1-1 against league foes.
“It was a very slow start for Heidelberg and we battled back from 1-0 down,” said head coach Brian Haley. “Second half went to Heidelberg but we couldn’t see the game out, and the credit goes to Muskingum where it’s not an easy place to play.”
Muskingum took a 1-0 first half lead when Adrian Matthews scored in the 39th minute of the game.
Heidelberg knotted things up in the 66th minute of play senior Cory Buhrman (Brunswick, Ohio / Brunswick) found sophomore Grant Beck (Roanoke, Texas / Keller) for the score. It marked Beck’s fourth goal of the season.
The Berg would take the lead nine minutes later when junior Mike Harling (Manchester, New England / Holy Cross) scored, earning him four goals on the year.
With less than five minutes remaining in regulation, the Muskie’s John Mollnar found the back of the net to send the game into overtime. Daniel Meehan was credited with the assist.
Overall, Heidelberg outshot Muskingum 29-16, including a 9-1 shot advantage in both overtimes, but was unable to clinch the game winner.
Harling had a game-high eight shots, while senior Gavin McCarthy (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Darby) followed with six. Sophomore Trevor Dawson (Keller, Texas / Keller) contributed with three shots on the day.
Heidelberg’s sophomore goalie Mike Kenny (Rocky River, Ohio / Rocky River) gathered in five stops.
“Overall, it was a good performance from number of players, including freshman Christian Walter (Bay Village, Ohio / Bay Village) who made a difference for us in the second half,” Haley said. “We’re still undefeated in the league and we have to feel good about that.”
The Berg concludes its three-game road trip on Wednesday (Oct. 13), as it faces Baldwin-Wallace College at 7:00 p.m.