WSOC: Seniors wrap up careers in style

Photos by Kamryn Memmer
Photos by Kamryn Memmer

TIFFIN -- Five Heidelberg University (7-11-1, 2-7) women's soccer players concluded their careers in style at home to Muskingum University with a resounding 6-0 shutout victory on Senior Day.

After jumping out a quick three goal lead in the first half, the Student Princes honored the careers of Danielle Rathfon, Maddy Hines, Regan Turner, Amanda Kilway, and Alexandra Farmer along with their families at half-time.

All five seniors were involved on the field as the injured Turner earned the start in her final career game at Hidden Valley Soccer Complex. Turner lined up for the kickoff, and in a great display of sportsmanship, Muskingum (6-12, 1-8), played the ball out of bounds, allowing Turner to take her curtain call.

Kilway kicked off her senior day, scoring her fourth goal of the season in just the 12th minute. Just three minutes Rathfon began her Senior Day contributions assisting on Bekah Thomas' sixth goal of her freshman season.

The first-half scoring wrapped up in the 21st minute as Rathfon got her name on the scoreboard, good for her second goal of the year.

After the senior recognitions at half-time, Berg picked up where they left off on the offensive end as Erica Campbell netted twice just 82 seconds apart -- her ninth and tenth goals of the season. Rathfon and Kilway each earned an assist on Campbell's two goals, bringing the score to 5-0.

Hines got her goal in the 72nd minute as she headed in a Sophie Huber corner kick, good for her third goal of the season out of the defense.

Farmer who racked up 10 saves on the afternoon, while earning her 24th career shutout. Her biggest save came in the 70th minute as she stonewalled a Muskingum penalty kick attempt.

Head coach Nick Spell on the seniors contributions to the Heidelberg women's soccer program: "I'm super proud of our seniors and everything they've given to our program...they'll surely be missed, as we have some obviously big shoes to fill...we definitely wish them the best as we look forward to seeing them graduate and be successful after Heidelberg."

The Heidelberg women's soccer program wrapped up their season with an overall record of 7-11-1, and an OAC record of 2-7.