September 21, 2013

Denison stays unbeaten in 2013

The Denison men's soccer team picked up their seventh-straight victory and remained unbeaten in 2013 after posting a 2-0 victory at Heidelberg on Saturday afternoon in Tiffin, Ohio.  With the victory, the Big Red improves to 7-0-1 on the year.

Just three shots and less than five minute into the game, Denison grabbed the early 1-0 lead when senior Bob Casarona netted his fourth goal of the season.  After a shot by freshman Quinn Miller was turned aside by Heidelberg keeper Matthew Stevens, Casarona settled the rebound and punched it in at 4:47.

The score remained 1-0 until the 49th minute when senior Blake Miller, the hero in Wednesday's overtime victory, found the back of the net.  Miller ripped a shot past Stevens after settling a ball that deflected off the post.

The Big Red outshot the Berg 15-9, including an 8-2 advantage in shots on net.  DU also attempted 14 corner kicks to Heidelberg's six.  Both teams combined for just 11 fouls, while Heidelberg received the lone yellow card of the match.

Casarona paced Denison with four shots, including the game-winning goal, while junior Mark Waterman sent all three of his shots on net.  Senior goalie Matt Wagner made two saves en route to his third of the season.  Stevens finished the game with six saves between the pipes.

DU improves to 7-0-1 on the year, while Heidelberg falls to 4-2 on the season.  The Big Red returns to the pitch on Wednesday when they travel to Wilmington for a 7:30 p.m. match.