TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University men’s and women’s soccer teams will take to the road for the first time in two weeks Saturday, Oct. 15 when they face the University of Mount Union in a men’s and women’s Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio. Kickoff for the women’s match is at 4:30 p.m., while the men play at 7 p.m.
In addition, live stats for both matches will be available at http://livestats.prestosports.com/mountunion/.
The Heidelberg women enter the match sporting a 5-7-1 overall and 2-2-0 OAC record and are riding a two-match winning streak following a 1-0 shutout of Baldwin-Wallace College on Wednesday (Oct. 12). Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) scored the game-winner in the 21st minute off a free kick from 25 yards out. Junior goalkeeper Molly Schriber (Sidney) collected four saves in 90 minutes of action, while recording her second shutout of the season.
Hogan leads the Tri-Color and ranks in the in the league’s top-10 in shots (45), points (11) and goals (five). She also has an assist to her credit. Sophomore midfielder Aleseya Evans (Troy) is second on the team with six points and three goals and senior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre Dame) is third with four points and two goals.
Schriber is 4-5-0 in 11 appearances this season and allows 1.75 goals per game. She has 53 saves to her credit against only 14 goals allowed in 722 minutes of action.
Mount Union, 6-6-2 overall and 1-3-0 in the OAC following a 1-0 loss at John Carroll on Tuesday, is led by Alyssa Flitcraft with 17 points on a team-high eight goals and one assist. Kylee Kolesar has tallied 16 points this season on five goals and six assists. Jackie Podolsky, 5-4-0 in 10 starts in goal, and has made 40 saves while allowing 10 goals in 679 minutes for a 1.33 goals against average.
The Berg men’s team enters the match 2-7-4 overall and 0-3-1 in the OAC following a 1-0 loss to No. 10 Baldwin-Wallace on Wednesday (Oct. 12). Freshman midfielder Hamid Sheriff (Centennial) leads the team with five points on two goals and one assist. Freshman midfielder Nicholas Samaniego (Huron) is second with three points on one goal and one assist. Most of the Student Princes’ looks at the net this season have come from senior midfielder Michael Juart (Hilliard/Darby) and senior first-team All-OAC forward Mike Harling (Manchester, England/Holy Cross), who have combined for 47 of the team’s 147 shots this season.
In goal, junior two-time All-OAC keeper Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) has played all 1,265 of the team’s minutes, making 58 saves and recording two shutouts. Smith is allowing 1.35 goals per 90 minutes and saving 75.3 percent of the shots he faces.
The Purple Raiders, 6-5-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the OAC following a 2-1 overtime loss to John Carroll on Tuesday (Oct. 11), are led by Thomas Beck with 24 points on 10 goals and 4 assists. Jon Critell will man the net. Critell has made 61 saves and allowed 15 goals while logging all 1,213 of the team’s minutes this season.
Following Saturday’ match, both the Heidelberg men’s and women’s soccer teams will return to Tiffin to face JCU next week in OAC matches. The women will host the Blue Streaks at on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and the men will play at on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Both matches start at 7 p.m. and will be played at Mayer Field and.