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TU Powers past McKendree

LEBANON, Ill. – Tiffin University’s lacrosse team made a strong defensive showing en route to a 16-9 victory over McKendree University Saturday afternoon.

The Dragons came out of gate with a 3-0 run in the first four minutes of the game.

With the assist of Gina Abulone, Alexis Macmillan was first to strike for TU with two goals. Abulone extended the lead with a goal as well to keep the advantage.

McKendree was quick to answer back scoring four consecutive goals.

At the 16:04 mark, TU’s Emily Roussel knotted the game 4-4.

The Dragons fired in five goals on a 5-2 run to end the half with a 9-6 advantage.

In the second half, TU edged out the Bearcats 5-2 to secure the victory.

TU held a slight 31-30 shot advantage and an 18-4 ground ball edge while also forcing 20 McKendree turnovers.

Roussel led the Dragons with five goals, four assists with six ground balls. Abulone finished with three goals with two assists while Morgan Sherley posted four goals.

Jessica Bombard had 16 saves in goal in the Dragons’ win.

Eifel leads ‘Berg golfers

ZANESVILLE – Jack Eifel tied for 18th to lead Heidelberg’s golf efforts at the Muskingum Invitational, held Friday and Saturday at Eagle Sticks.

Eifel carded a 160 for the Student Princes, who finished sixth with 671.

Mark Anderson tied for 35th with a 165 for Heidelberg, Andres Martine shot a 172 and Vito Scuito had a 176. Chase Hushour (179) also played for Heidelberg.

Otterbein took the team title with a 587 on the strength of David Monaco’s medalist score of 139.

Kenyon College tied the host Muskies at 623 for second, with Baldwin Wallace holding off Ohio Northern 625-630 for fourth.

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DELAWARE – Heidelberg’s offense has been, frankly, unstoppable lately.

Ohio Wesleyan had a shot to slow it down Friday.

The Bishops actually had some success. Pitchers Daniel Kaslan and Spencer Offredo succeeded, each firing a scoreless inning.

The problem was the pair were the final two hurlers who took the mound for Ohio Wesleyan, and by the time Kaslam pitched the top of the eighth, his team already had allowed 18 runs.

Trevor Oldham had a career day for Heidelberg, hitting a grand slam in the second inning, scoring three times and driving in five runs as Heidelberg ripped the Bishops 18-3. It was the Princes’ 13th consecutive win, and fourth-straight game in which they scored 11 runs or more.

Derek Hug and Steven Morse each drove in three runs for HU, which improved to 13-2. Joe Staab and Alex Grove each drove in two runs.

Kyle Fluharty started for Heidelberg and threw five scoreless innings, striking out two and improving to 3-0.

Stein grabs 12 boards as BG advances

BOWLING GREEN – Columbian graduate Jill Stein had six points and a team-high 12 rebounds as Bowling Green pulled away from visiting High Point in the first round of the WNIT, 72-62.

Stein started and had four assists for BG, which improved to 28-4.

Miriam Justinger led Bowling Green, coming off the bench to score 22 points and grab four steals.

Alexis Rogers had 14 points for the Falcons, while Erika Donovan had 11 points and Jasmine Mathews 10.

BG will advance to play the winner of today’s Charlotte-St. Bonaventure game. The day and time for that contest has yet to be determined.

HU beats OWU, loses to ONU

Heidelberg’s women’s tennis team was shut out Thursday by Ohio Northern, 9-0, in the team’s first Ohio Athletic Conference match of the season.

The loss came a day after the Student Princes knocked off Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, 6-3.

In the win over the Bishops, Heidelberg got wins in five of the six singles matches.

Heidelberg’s Sofey Fugate, Katie Strahan, Deidre Potter, Nicole Millar and Sarah Potts picked up singles wins for HU, while Millar and Strahan scored a doubles win.

The Student Princes are 3-6 this season.

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Mercyhurst jumped out 6-1 in the first 10 minutes and kept rolling Saturday in a 16-5 lacrosse win over winless Tiffin University.

The Lakers (2-1) led 12-3 at halftime on the back of a 28-6 shot advantage.

Mercyhurst finished with a 41-13 shot edge while TU committed 20 turnovers and forced just nine.

Jessica Bombard took the loss, but made 22 saves in goal for the Dragons (0-5).

Emily Roussel scored twice and added an assist for TU. Katelyn Hill, Tori Nelson and Kalie Weinheimer also had goals. Hill and Alexis MacMillan also had assists.

Heidelberg off and running

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Heidelberg is not ranked in any national poll.

And it has decided to take offense.

After dropping its first two games of the season, coach Matt Palm has seen his team run off 11 straight wins, including three straight against No. 19 Manchester. Heidelberg polished off the sweep by taking a doubleheader Saturday against the Spartans, 15-9 and 11-9 in 10 innings.

Over its 11-game winning streak, the Student Princes have scored 153 runs.

“We’ve clicked on all cylinders since we started winning,” Palm said.

In the first game Saturday, HU trailed the Spartans 5-1 after two innings, but erased the deficit with a three-run third and an eight-run fourth.

Starting a daylong trend, ‘Berg was aided by the triple. Steven Morse hit a pair in Game 1, part of a three-hit, three-run performance for him. Arneal Squibb also tripled and drove in three runs. Derek Hug tripled and drove in three runs.

Zach O’Driscoll picked up the win for HU with three innings of scoreless relief.

HU was forced to come from behind in Game 2 as well, as the Spartans grabbed leads of 5-1 and 8-3.

But the Princes kept coming back, led by Trevor Oldham, who raised the triple ante with three in second game. He also drove in two runs.

Heidelberg tied Manchester at 9 with two runs in the eighth. In the 10th, Squibb hit a one-out triple, and Alex Grove was hit by a pitch. Evan Long drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder’s choice, then Hug hit an RBI double.

Derek Hendrixson picked up the win by allowing a run and four hits over the final four innings. He improved to 2-1.

“Today we got down early, I thought our guys really battled, and we were not gonna be denied winning the game,” Palm said.

Lynch leaps to All-American honor

LINCOLN, Neb. – Heidelberg’s Josh Lynch earned his second All-American honor in the triple jump in his career Saturday after taking fourth in the event at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Lynch won the outdoor triple jump national title in 2012.

He nearly didn’t reach the finals at the indoor meet, fouling on his first two preliminary jumps. However he sailed 14.5 meters on his third preliminary jump to qualify for the finals.

That distance held up to give him fourth.

Lynch is only the seventh male athlete for the Student Princes to earn All-American honors and the first in the indoor triple jump since Greg Tyson in 2006.

TU drops two to Flames

The Tiffin University baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Lee University Saturday, 5-0 and 1-0.

During the opener, the Flames came out strong with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Lee shut out the Dragons, and added two runs in the sixth to end the game.

TU’s Kevin Kline took the loss after giving up 10 hits, five runs and one walk over five innings.

During the night cap, the Dragons were again scoreless.

TU’s best chance for a run may have came in the fifth inning when Kyle Lento led off with a double. Lee however, was able to get the next three batters out to end the threat.

The Dragons made a last ditch effort in the sixth as Isaac Perry drew a walk. The Flames turned a double play and got a line out to end the rally.

Hopewell-Loudon graduate Logan Sendelbach was on the mound for the Dragons and gave up six hits, one run, walked one and struck out two in six innings.