Student Princes blank Quakers in men’s soccer 2-0

TIFFIN – Heidelberg University struck for a goal in the first two minutes en route to a 2-0 win over Wilmington College in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s soccer action Saturday. The match was the OAC opener for both teams.

The win snapped a three-game winning streak for Wilmington, which stands at 5-4-0 overall after the loss. Heidelberg improved to 4-4-0 with the win.

Shortly after the kickoff, Porus Shroff broke free down the flank and sent a cross that found the head of Simon Joseph who buried the opening goal, the first allowed by the Quakers in over three games.

Wilmington would fire five shots in the opening 45 minutes including two on goal, but both were saved by Jake Kress. Less than a minute into the second half, Heidelberg had a chance to double its lead with a penalty kick, but Antonio Demonte’s strike missed wide. Unfortunately for the Quakers, Wilmington could not take advantage of the mistake as the Quakers mustered just one shot on goal in the second half.

Heidelberg sealed the victory with a Wilmington own goal in the 80th minute.

Benny Spirk, Niklas Martensson and Treshaun Pate all took took two shots for Wilmington. Maurer made four saves on six shots in the loss.

Wilmington continues OAC play at Muskingum University Wednesday.