Strong second half lifts BW past women's soccer

Strong second half lifts BW past women's soccer

TIFFIN, Ohio – The Heidelberg University women's soccer team lost its second straight match to open OAC action, falling 3-0 to Baldwin Wallace University on a rainy Tuesday. Leading 1-0 at halftime, the Yellow Jackets swarmed the Student Princes in the final 45 minutes, outshooting The Berg 20-0.

FIRST HALF

For much of the first 45 minutes, Heidelberg (3-8-1, 0-2 OAC) played even with the Yellow Jackets. Baldwin Wallace (6-6-1) struck in the 39th minute off a corner kick. As the ball was knocked around the penalty area, BW's Kelly Gough put a right foot on it and beat HU goalkeeper Kenzie Lundqvist.

Shots were even in the first half, with each side putting up six.

SECOND HALF

From the early moments following intermission, BW controlled possession and were the better side. In the 66th, Kori Miller crossed a ball in to the penalty area from the right corner. Cheryl Bell got her body on it and pushed it in behind Lundqvist to extend the lead.

Alex Elliot removed all doubt about the game's outcome with her sixth goal of the season. She found a loose ball along the goal line and tapped it in.

Lundqvist had 11 saves in the loss

QUOTES OF NOTE

Heidelberg head coach Nick Spell about the first half: "We came out a little slow ... but we played pretty well in the first half. We were playing more of a possession style, knocking it around and were getting some chances."

Spell about his team's second half struggles: "I don't know if they felt the pressure, but we started to get away from possession and started playing more direct, right into the hands of BW."

Spell on his team moving forward: "I think we need to mature as a team and feel confident with the things we are doing – playing possession style and waiting for those opportunities to open up instead of trying to force things."

NEXT UP

As part of Heidelberg's jam-packed Homecoming weekend, the women's soccer team hosts the Fighting Muskies of Muskingum at Hidden Valley. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. start. The ribbon cutting ceremony for Heidelberg's new $5.1 million Hoernemann Stadium and The Fox Den Alumni Center begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. All fans are encouraged to attend the event and tour the facility.