Heil, Currier score goals for nationally ranked Embry-Riddle

September 30, 2018
Erica Heil soccer

Erica Heil

They’ve been on the field for plenty of goals scored by the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University women’s soccer team this season.

Alaskans Erica Heil and Megan Currier finally got in on the act.

Both juniors from Anchorage found the net for the first time this year as No. 11 Embry-Riddle beat Soka University 6-2 in NAIA action in Aliso Viejo, California.

Embry-Riddle (8-2) is one of two unbeatens in the California Pacific Conference.

Heil, of Dimond High fame, scored in the 20th minute on a beautiful boot from some 30 yards out to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead.

The play developed slowly from the back row as she dribbled the ball in open space for several touches before deking one defender (who tried a slide tackle) and beating the goalkeeper (who tried to jump up and make the save).

The goal was her second in 47 career appearances.

Megan Currier soccer

Megan Currier

Currier, of South High fame, scored the final goal in the 87th minute off a crossing pass.

It was her fifth career goal, but her first since Oct. 8, 2016.

To be fair, this was only her seventh game since then; she missed almost all of last season, playing in only two games.

Currier has 13 career points on five goals and three assists in just 20 games.