No. 10 Heidelberg wins big over Pioneers

MARIETTA – Michael Mees threw five touchdown passes and Cartel Brooks ran for two more Saturday as Heidelberg thrashed Marietta 68-17 in Ohio Athletic Conference play.

Mees keyed Heidelberg’s high-powered offense by going 13 for 16 for 180 yards. He also ran for 70 yards.

Brooks added 134 yards and two more scores on the ground for the Students Princes (4-0, 3-0 OAC). Woodmore graduate Jon Sandwisch added four rushes for 50 yards.

“Cartel had a great game, he got us started, Jon had a nice job running the ball, we recorded 16 runs between 10 and 20 yards, helped us keep Marietta off the field., control the pace of the game,” Heidelberg coach Mike Hallett said.

Donteea Dye was Mees’ favorite target with 71 receiving yards and a touchdown. Ryan Fischer added to the scoring frenzy with a 77-yard punt return.

Heidelberg will host Capital next week. After that, HU?has just one more home game on the schedule – Nov. 2 at Mount Union.

HU volleyball on a streak, who’s next?

MARIETTA – Heidelberg University volleyball continued its winning ways, extending its win streak to six in a tri-meet Saturday.

Marietta hosted the Student Princes and jumped out to a two-set lead, 22-25, 17-25. The ‘Berg was not to be denied, coming back to win the final three sets, 25-20, 25-16, 15-6. Amber Welfle led the way with 13 kills, 12 digs, seven blocks and three aces for Heidelberg.

The next match saw Heidelberg blank Division II rival West Liberty University, 25-15 25-16 25-11.

Freshman Sarah Parker posted 17 kills against the Hilltoppers.

Heidelberg men put

the heat on Marietta

Heidelberg men’s soccer came out with a 1-0 Ohio Athletic Conference win Saturday over Marietta.

The Student Princes were on the attack throughout the game, taking 17 shots to the Pioneer’s three.

Marietta had five saves, but was unable to stop the only goal. The goal came at the 53 minute mark when Heidelberg’s Hamid Shariff footed a long pass outside the box to teammate Christopher Koczak.

Koczak went to the inside to beat the defender and lobbed one over the goalkeeper’s head to net the score.

TU women’s tennis grabs two wins for homecoming

Tiffin University’s women’s tennis team posted two strong wins over Lake Erie 9-0 and Walsh 6-3 on homecoming weekend.

Against Lake Erie, the Dragons (11-1, 9-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) got an 8-1 win by the team of Malaika Messi and Valentina Mazzola. Caroline Nelhage and Chelsea Beck, as well as the team of Nicole Ardner and Andrea Alaniz came out 8-0.

In singles competition, Messi, Beck, Rachel Mary Brozovich, and Abigail Schuster all had 6-0, 6-0 shutout victories, while Mazzola won 6-0, 6-1 and Nelhage won 6-1, 6-4.

The matches against the Cavaliers were a little closer. Messi and Mazzola fell 8-6, while the teams of Brozovich and Schuster and Anastasiya Dasik and Arina Kravitz both posted 9-7 wins. Nelhage and Beck won the final doubles match 8-3.

Singles action saw Messi (6-1, 2-6, 6-3) and Mazzola (6-3, 6-7, 6-2) tested in three sets to win the match for the Dragons. Nelhage and Schuster also won their respective matches 6-2, 6-2.

Tiffin volleyball team falls to Grand Valley State

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Tiffin University volleyball team lost 25-21, 25-20, 25-13 to Grand Valley State Saturday afternoon in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match.

In the opening set, Grand Valley State (12-3, 6-1 GLIAC) jumped out to an early lead and the Dragons, led by Lu Phillips kept up the pace, but were unable to close the gap to catch up.

In the second set, down 22-20, Tiffin (5-6, 1-6) fought back with a strong defensive effort. Grand Valley State gathered itsefl and scored three to end the set

The Lakers came out of the gate in the third set, going on a 10-4 run to keep the Dragons too far behind to catch up.

Tiffin’s efforts were led by McQuade, who had nine kills and 11 digs. Lu Phillips and Chelsea Stockmeyer each added two aces. Jordan Jenkins had 18 digs, her 31st consecutive double-digit dig performance.

Heidelberg and TU meet in

All-Ohio Championships

CEDARVILLE – Ashley Gilroy earned All-Ohio honors as the Tiffin University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed Friday at the All-Ohio Championships.

In the women’s race, the Dragons finished fifth with 144 points. Heidelberg finished ninth in Division III with 209 points.

The Dragons’ Ashley Gilroy finished the race in 23:28.69 to take eighth. Other contributors were Jamie Lambardo taking 21st (24:31.01), Sam Smith was 37th (25:29.53) and Ashley Linton in 38th (25:44.53).

Heidelberg’s Shawnda Henault ran 48th (24:57). Dani Blum finished closely behind in 51st (24:57.79).

For the men, the Dragons scored 203 points to end seventh. Heidelberg took 18th with 475 points.

TU’s Mike Gruden set the pace finishing, 16th in 26:12.05. Kevin McKown crossed the line 28th (26:58.58), Joel Edwards placed 46th (28:02.68) and Chris Johnson took 51st (28:18.2).

The Student Princes’ Brad Polocko took 72nd (28:32.3) and John Webb was 82nd (28:57).

Double-double can’t solve TU’s trouble

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – Tiffin University senior Danielle McQuade had a double-double in a 25-12, 20-25, 25-14, 25-13 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss Friday to Ferris State.

McQuade tallied 18 kills and 15 digs for the Dragons (5-5, 1-5 GLIAC).

Junior Lu Phillips added 12 digs, and Jordan Jenkins had 24 digs, marking her 30th consecutive double-digit dig performance.

Ferris State improved to 11-3 overall and 6-0 in the GLIAC.

Tiffin travels to Grand Valley State for a match Saturday.

Wildcats break away from TU in women’s soccer

Tiffin University women’s soccer team lost 4-1 to Northern Michigan Friday afternoon at Paradiso Fields.

Lauren Bowyer netted the lone goal for the Dragons at the 18 minute mark.

The Wildcats scored four goals in 13 minutes to run away from the Dragons in the second half.

Tiffin had 11 shots to the Wildcats’ 24, with three on goal, and five corner kicks. Hayley Coppola had 12 saves for the Dragons in their loss.

Rain, rain go away

The Tiffin University men’s soccer team tied Saginaw Valley State 1-1 Friday afternoon at Paradiso Fields.

Before Mother Nature turned her ugly head, the Dragons’ Edison Benda was just getting warmed up. Benda scored at the 8 minute mark off a Karl Jones rebound to put TU up 1-0. Saginaw answered back in the 12th minute to tie it up.

After a 41-minute rain delay, the game was called due to unsafe playing conditions.