WSOC: Berg comes from behind to defeat Trine

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Radabaugh
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Radabaugh

TIFFIN -- Heidelberg University women's soccer completed the comeback during a physical and fast-paced match vs. Trine University on Saturday afternoon.

Just one day after each team lost a game 3-0, The Berg and Trine faced off at Hoernemann Stadium. The Student Princes came out on top 2-1, after falling behind early in the match. With the win, HU improves to 4-3, and Trine falls to 3-4.

The Thunder got on the board in the 11th minute when Morgan Sanderson got behind the Heidelberg defense before slotting the ball past a charging Alexandra Farmer.

Trine controlled much of the first half in possession, but could not add onto their lead. A quick two minutes in the second half, found Heidelberg on-top. First, Amanda Kilway poked the ball home on a Erica Campbell cross to even the score in the 64th minute. The goal was Kilway's third of the season, all of which have been assisted by Campbell.

Campbell then got her goal in the 66th, when she beat an offside trap and beat a charging Trine goalkeeper to the ball. Her shot hit the right post and trickled into the net to put the Student Princes ahead -- her sixth goal of the season.

The match turned into a physical affair after the second goal, with the referee whistling 12 fouls in the final 24 minutes of play. Things did get easier for Heidelberg once Kristen Reece collected two yellow cards seven seconds apart from each other, thus receiving a red card putting the Thunder down a man for the last 15 minutes.

Farmer totaled an impressive seven saves on the day to keep Heidelberg in the game.

The women's soccer team will be back in action on Tuesday evening for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Hoernemann Stadium as Calvin College visits for a non-conference match.