TIFFIN -- The Heidelberg University women's soccer team dropped a conference match to rival Ohio Northern University, 1-0, on a crisp autumn evening at Hoernemann Stadium. The game marked the team's annual cancer awareness match, which was played this year to raise support for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
A scramble inside the six following a corner kick yielded the first ONU goal, scored by Jenna Fuller in the fourth minute. Despite controlling much of play, the Polar Bears (12-2, 6-0 OAC) were unable to add to their lead in the first half.
At halftime, Heidelberg (6-9-1, 1-5 OAC) honored the life of Lauren "Lu" Oliphant -- a student at Pickerington North High School and former soccer teammate of Camren Smith and Lydia Gates that passed away from AML in 2016. The recognition came as HU promoted an "Orange Out," raising funds and awareness for the disease. The women's soccer team raised more than $350 on the night. For more information on Lu Oliphant and her battle, visit www.lumemorialfund.com.
Neither team was able to score in the second half. The Heidelberg defense yielded a total of 31 shots, though many of them were from 20-30 yards out. The Student Princes did not register a shot on goal.
In goal, Alexandra Farmer made 15 saves -- setting a career high.
Both sides were saddled with two yellow cards as play grew chippy in the beginning of the second half.
The Student Princes return to action on the road on Saturday evening at Mount Union for a 7 p.m. kickoff.