UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- Playing their final road game of the season, the Heidelberg University women's soccer team fell to host John Carroll University, 5-1. The loss dropped the Student Princes from Ohio Athletic Conference contention.
Heidelberg, decimated by injuries, fell to 6-11-1 overall, 1-7 in the OAC. John Carroll improved to 6-10-1, 3-5-1
Down 3-0, Maddy Hines put Heidelberg on the board with an outstanding team effort. The play started in the midfield as Amanda Kilway played the ball toward the middle to McKenzie Perry, who then laid a square ball to her right onto the foot of Hines. Sensing space ahead, Hines took a few touches forward. As a defender dropped off of Camren Smith to confront Hines, she played the ball to the now-open Smith. As Smith collected, Hines continued her run into the box, where she received the return pass from Smith. Hines knifed past a defended before rifling a right-footed shot into the left side of the net. For Hines, it was her third career goal. Smith earned the assist, her first collegiate point.
Alexandra Farmer, who recently became the program's record holder for minutes played by a goalkeeper (now with 6431 minutes, besting the mark of 6267 set by Julia Rose from 1999-2002), made 15 saves. She is third on the all-time saves list with 481.
The season concludes on Saturday as the Student Princes welcome Muskingum University to the Hidden Valley Soccer Complex. The match is set to start at 1 p.m. Heidelberg will honor its seniors throughout the game.