WSOC: Berg defeats Marietta at home

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Radabaugh
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Radabaugh

TIFFIN -- A 288 minute goalless drought finally came to an end for Heidelberg University women's soccer team.

Heidelberg emerged victorious, 3-0, on a muggy and warm afternoon in shutout fashion vs. Marietta College. With the win, the Student Princes improved to 6-6-1 (1-2), while Marietta fell to 3-8-1 (0-3).

Bekah Thomas launched a 25-yard shot from the right side of the field up and over the Marietta goalkeeper in the 18th minute to get the Berg off the mark. Amanda Nething found Thomas on a diagonal ball to set up the shot. The goal marked Thomas' fifth of the campaign.

Just seven minutes later, Nething drew a foul in the Marietta penalty area, earning a spot kick for the Berg. Amanda Sugrue stepped up to convert from 12 yards -- her first goal of the season -- doubling the Heidelberg lead.

After taking the 2-0 lead into halftime, Erica Campbell wasted no time putting an insurance goal on the board in the 49th minute. Amanda Kilway slid a ball through to Campbell who dispatched a shot into the upper right corner of the net. Kilway and Campbell have now combined for four goals this season. 

Alexandra Farmer started in the goal for the Student Princes and collected 11 saves in her 87 minutes in goal. Freshman Sarah Bilz made her debut in goal for Heidelberg, logging one save to complete the shutout.

Heidelberg will be back in action on Wednesday, October 10 as Baldwin Wallace visits Hidden Valley Soccer Complex for a 4 p.m. kickoff.