Men's Soccer Blanks Heidelberg in Regular Season Finale Saturday

Chris Motley (JT Higgins)
Chris Motley (JT Higgins)

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's men's soccer team blanked Heidelberg, 1-0 in their final regular season game Saturday afternoon in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup at Mount Union Stadium.

Prior to the start of the game, the team honored their 10 seniors; Alex Bable (Columbiana/Columbiana),Thomas Beck (Poland/Cardinal Mooney), Josh Bennett (Hartville/Lake), Sean Butler (Kingsville/Edgewood), Travis Connor (Lodi/Cloverleaf),Eric Ehrenberg (Salem/Cardinal Mooney), Chris Felker (Boardman/Cardinal Mooney), Joe Mills (Fairview Park/Fairview), David Nemeth (Aurora/Aurora), and Matt Woolford (Poland/Poland Seminary). 

Junior Chris Motley's (Kent/St.Vincent-St.Mary) lone goal led the Purple Raiders (11-8-0, 6-3 OAC) to the victory.

Heidelberg falls to 10-7-0 and 4-5 in the conference.

Motley's goal would come in the 31st minute, after the ball bounced around and Motley headed into the net and the 1-0 margin would hold for the remainder of the game.

No. 3 seeded Mount Union will host No. 6 Heidelberg on Monday, November 4, at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium for the first round of OAC tournament play.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
            Heidelberg vs Mount Union (11/2/2013 at Alliance, Ohio)
 Heidelberg (10-7,4-5) vs. Mount Union (11-8,6-3)
 Date: 11/2/2013     Attendance: 201
 Weather: Cloudy
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Heidelberg..........  0  0 -  0
 Mount Union.........  1  0 -  1
  1.  30:32 MTU Chris Motley (Thomas Beck) - *
 Shots: Heidelberg 9, Mount Union 11
 Saves: Heidelberg 5 (Matthew Stevens 5), Mount Union 2 (Dylan Lias 2)