Chieftains pick up victory over Knights

BASCOM – Jacqulyn Burns delivered 10 kills and 16 assists, and Hopewell-Loudon won in three sets against Van Buren, 25-21, 25-23, 25-14.

Also for the Chieftains, Hailey Coppus had a team-high 19 assists. Kenadee Seibenaller also had 10 kills and added an ace. Alexis Feindel had nine kills.

Late Columbian goal not enough

Columbian’s girls soccer team was defeated Wednesday night by Bluffton, 2-1.

The Tornadoes’ Madison Zimmerman scored a late goal off and assist by Lydia Arnold to get Columbian within one goal.

Bluffton scored early and carried a 1-0 lead into halftime. It scored in the second half, giving it a 2-0 advantage before Zimmerman’s goal.

‘Berg starts OAC with win

Heidelberg’s volleyball opened OAC play with a 3-1 win over Otterbein (9-6) Wednesday.

The ‘Berg dropped the first set, 22-25, but came back to win the next three, 25-19, 25-13, 25-23.

The Student Prince offense was led by senior and Mohawk graduate Sarah Parker, as she recorded 16 kills. Another senior, Karlie DiRuzza, added 33 assists. Defensively, the ‘Berg was led by Rachel Raimondo, with 24 digs, followed by Megan Mills’ 13 assists. Heidelberg was helped out by Otterbein’s 10 service errors, as the Student Princes only had two.

Bluffton’s rally comes up short

BLUFFTON – The Heidelberg women’s soccer team traveled to Bluffton University (0-5) to win a close match, 4-3. Bluffton scored two goals in the last two minutes of the game, but the Student Princes were able to hold off the Beavers.

Bluffton put up the first goal in the 14th minute of the first half. About midway through the first half, Heidelberg’s McKenzie Perry earned her first goal of the season off an assist by Denise Bowes.

The game remained tied until the 57th minute of the game, when Perry earned her second goal off an assist from Abigail Callahan. Six minutes later, the ‘Berg scored its third goal, by Shae-Lynn Hallowell. Junior Maureen Kelly earned her first collegiate goal to give Heidelberg a three goal lead. Bluffton scored its final two goals within a span of a minute.

Freshman keeper Bri Casement had three saves, while Bluffton’s keeper had 14. Wednesday’s game was the third game this season when the ‘Berg shot more than 25 times. The other two games were also wins, against Defiance and Manchester.