Oberlin, Ohio – September 21, 2010 – The Heidelberg University women’s soccer team, under the guidance of fifth-year head coach Nick Spell, beat Oberlin College 4-3 in overtime.
The Berg improves to 5-2 on the year, while Oberlin falls to 1-7.
With the win, Heidelberg is off to its best start since Spell took the reigns in 2006. It also marks the fourth-straight win, which is also a record under Spell.
Senior Carolyn Gross (Cedarville, Ohio / Cedarville) got things started for the Berg in the 22nd minute as she scored the first point of the game. Freshman Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati, Ohio / Mariemont) earned the assist.
Heidelberg added insurance in the 39th minute when senior Katelyn McBeath (Indianapolis, Ind. / Bishop Chatard) sent the ball over the Oberlin goalie’s head for a score. It marked McBeath’s first goal of the season.
The Berg would have a comfortable 2-0 lead at halftime.
Oberlin, however, would battle back in the second half and would tie it 2-2, with scores in the 47th and 62nd minute.
Hogan would put Heidelberg back on top with a score from the top of the box. It marked Hogan’s team-leading sixth goal of the season.
With less than two minutes remaining in the game, Oberlin’s Lois Immerman would tie it once again with a header off a corner kick from Ryan McChesney, which would send the game into overtime.
In the first overtime, sophomore Krista Blake (Geneva, Ohio / Geneva) and junior Kristen Schneider (Cincinnati, Ohio / Mount Notre Dame) made a nice cross from the far side to Gross, who would score her second goal of the game.
Sophomore Molly Schriber (Sidney, Ohio / Sidney) led the team with seven saves on the night.