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2013-10-05 ONU shutouts TIU 2-0, win third straight
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Junior Paddy Hoepp scored his third goal of 2013 against TIU and helped ONU win 2-0 on Saturday

ONU shuts out TIU 2-0, win third straight

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 at 7:50 AM

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Early in the conference season the head coach David Blahnik and the ONU men’s soccer team had an opportunity to pick up a third straight win. They traveled north to play Trinity International University (Ill.) and took care of business, winning 2-0. The Tigers' shutout was the third of the season and fifth win in the last six games overall.

Six Tigers (6-3-1, 3-1) finished with shots on goal and in the 20th minute, one finally found the net. Junior Paddy Hoepp (Frankfurt, Germany) scored his third goal of the year on an assist from Todd Bevan (Schererville, Ind.) to give ONU an early lead. Hoepp’s goal was also his second of the week.

Neither team was able to convert the rest of the first half as the defenses took over, preventing a high-scoring game. However, ONU had their chances, winning the shot battle. The second half started slow and the score remained 1-0 until the Tigers made it a two goal lead on a Brett Robertson (Monee, Ill.) score in the 77th minute; he was assisted by Richard Paret (West Chicago, Ill.). Olivet was able to preserve the shutout by keeping the Trojans (1-5-3, 1-2-1) out of the net the rest of the game.

The game was cleanly played with only 16 fouls called and no cards handed out. Once again, the Tigers dominated in the shot column finishing with 14 compared to TIU’s five.

Sophomore goalkeeper Zach Chambers (Flanders, N.J.) recorded his third shutout of the season and second in the last three games. He finished the game with three saves, bringing his season goals against average to 1.08.

ONU will be back in action back at home on Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. against CCAC opponent Trinity Christian College (Ill.).