Seventh year head coach Nick Spell and the Heidelberg University women’s soccer team have had a difficult year. But despite numerous players out with injuries, the young squad has played tough against talented opponents. Against the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University, the Berg kept it a scoreless contest until mid way into the second half. However, with two late goals Polar Bears defeated the Student Princes, 2-0.
Freshman goalkeeper Julie Cross (Bowling Green) tallied four saves against the powerful Ohio Northern attack. Cross has collected 106 saves with a saves percentage of .774 in her freshman campaign.
Freshman Shannon Angel (Hudson) recorded a shot on goal for the Berg. Angel has ten shots this season, five of which were on goal.
Sophomore Kristen Smith (Lancaster/Bloom Carroll) added a shot on goal to the Berg’s offensive attack. Smith has accumulated, one goal and eight shots, four of which were on goal in the 15 games she has played in this season.
With the loss, the Heidelberg women move to 2-11-1 overall and 1-5 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
‘Berg women’s soccer returns to action when they travel to Muskingum on Saturday, October 10. Kickoff from Muskingum is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. The Heidelberg men’s game against the Muskies will follow the women’s game that evening. Kickoff for the men is slated for 7:00 p.m.