After stopping five shots during the University of Evansville men’s soccer team’s 3-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday, Eric Teppen finds himself in some pretty good company.
The senior goalkeeper from Harrison High School has 248 career saves, tied with Aces Hall of Fame member Trey Harrington for the school record. Harrington set basically all of UE’s goalie records in his second-team All-America campaign in 1990, including goals allowed (seven), goals against average (0.26) and solo shutouts (14).
The 6-foot-4 Teppen, a starter since his freshman season, will have an opportunity to surpass Harrington at home against Mercer on Friday. The match starts at 7:30 p.m. CDT at Arad McCutchan Stadium.
Another UE note: Kyle Freeland earned his second championship of 2014 on Saturday as a member of the Asheville Tourists, a Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The Tourists won the South Atlantic League title.
Freeland, a left-handed pitcher and 2014 first-round draft pick to the Rockies, was 2-0 for the Tourists with a 0.83 ERA. His combined stats with Asheville and the Rookie League Grand Junction (Colorado) Rockies: 3-0 record, 1.15 ERA, 39 innings pitched, 33 strikeouts and six walks.
Freeland was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year this spring.