TIFFIN, Ohio—Both the Heidelberg University men’s and women’s soccer teams will open Ohio Athletic Conference play Saturday, Oct. 1 when they face Capital University in a soccer doubleheader at Bernlohr Stadium in Bexley, Ohio. Kickoff for the men’s contest is slated for 1 p.m., while the women play at 4 p.m.
The Heidelberg men and women are both coming off similar outings, as sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan’s (Cincinnati/Mariemont) 75th-minute goal preserved a 1-1 tie against Hiram College on Tuesday, while freshman midfielder Hamid Sheriff’s (Centennial) equalizer in the 33rd minute kept the Student Princes alive in a 1-1 deadlock against Denison University on Wednesday.
The Student Prince men enter the contest 2-4-3 overall and are led by Sheriff’s two goals. In goal, junior two-time All-OAC goalkeeper Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) has made 33 saves while allowing just 16 goals in 885 minutes of action this season.
The Capital men enter Saturday’s match 5-3-0.
The Berg and Crusader women come into the second half of the twin bill looking to improve upon identical 3-5-1 marks. Hogan leads the team with four goals, which includes her second career hat trick against The College of Mount St. Joseph (Sept. 16). Junior Molly Schriber (Sidney) will handle the bulk of the goalkeeping duties, having made 39 saves while allowing just nine goals in 450 minutes in the net.
Live stats will be available for both games:
Following Saturday’s trip to Bexley, both teams will host Otterbein University in a conference match Wednesday, Oct. 5.