ALLIANCE – The Heidelberg University men's soccer team got back into the win column on Saturday with a 2-0 victory at Mount Union. The defense for the Student Prince was dominant on the afternoon, conceding just three shots to the Purple Raiders. The Berg scored a pair of second-half goals to earn the OAC win.
Heidelberg out-shot Mount Union 14-3 in the contest and held a 7-0 edge in corner kicks as they dominated the possession.
Jake Kress picked up a shutout in goal, thanks to the defense in front of him. The freshman didn't have to make a save as he recorded his second-career shutout.
Senior Chris Koczak scored the go-ahead goal for the Berg in the 78th minute, his 9th of the year, which leads Heidelberg.
The two teams went back and forth with fouls early on as neither side was able to create much offense. The first shot of the half did not come until the 30th minute, when Koczak's shot was saved by the Purple Raiders.
It was a relatively quiet half for both teams, as there were just four shots in the period, three coming for the Berg. With that, they entered halftime scoreless.
Halftime adjustments seemed to do the trick for Heidelberg, as they started to open things up offensively. They were able to create opportunities and win corner kicks, which paid off in the 78th minute when Koczak put the Student Princes on the board for the 1-0 lead.
Later in the half, Isaac Bwayo sealed the win with his second goal of the season in the 87th minute as the Berg earned a road victory.
Heidelberg will host Ohio Northern, who is currently unbeaten in OAC play, on Tuesday. That match is set to start at 4:00 p.m. at the Hidden Valley Soccer Complex in Tiffin.