ADA – Despite generating a few chances in the first half and controlling a chunk of possession, the Heidelberg University men's soccer team fell to Ohio Northern due to a strong 2nd half by the Polar Bears.
The opening period saw the Student Princes come out attacking, finding a handful of opportunities while controlling the majority of possession. Those attempts would come up fruitless, however, as the two squads entered halftime in a scoreless tie, with Heidelberg holding an eight to five advantage in shots.
The second half would begin in a similar fashion, as both teams were trading possession until Ohio Northern (10-6-1, 3-2-1 OAC) broke through in the 60th minute when a ball was driven into the lower 90, just past a diving Matthew Stevens. That lead quickly grew to two when the Polar Bears struck again less than two minutes later, putting Heidleberg in a hole they were not able to work out of, as the two-goal deficit held through the end of the match.
Chris Koczak led the attack for Heidelberg on the day, registering three shots, while five other Student Princes tallied two shots each.
Heidelberg out-shot Ohio Northern 14-11 in the match, but were unable to find the back of the net.
With the loss, Heidelberg falls to 7-6-3 on the season including a 3-2-1 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play. They will take back to the pitch on Saturday, traveling to Marietta to take on the Pioneers. That match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.