ANDERSON, Indiana -- For the second time in as many days, the Heidelberg University men's soccer team tallied a shutout win. On Saturday afternoon, the Berg dropped host Anderson University, 2-0. HU opens its season 2-0 for the first time since 2014 -- the same year the squad won the OAC Tournament.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Looking for an insurance goal, HU got what it needed when sophomore transfer Alex Aviles tallied his first goal in a Heidelberg uniform. The strike came in the 74th minute and would be all the scoring the Student Princes would need.
Led by Morton in the midfield, the Berg defense held the Ravens to eight shots in the match, four in each half. The Student Princes took 24 shots on the afternoon.
Junior keeper Jake Kress earned the clean sheet, making three saves.
QUOTES FROM THE COACH
Head coach Pat Svihlik on the weekend: "Playing back to back on the road is not easy, but I thought our guys were efficient when we needed to be … Anderson is not an easy team and I thought my guys kept fighting all day … I'm very happy with the leadership from our captains and seniors."
Svihlik on moving forward: "We're still far from a finished product, but we're moving in the right direction."
The Student Princes will have a few days to recoup from the busy weekend. The team is idle until Saturday when it hosts Denison for a 12 p.m. kickoff at Hidden Valley.