TU volleyball swept by MTU

A day after notching its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game Friday, Tiffin struggled against visiting Michigan Tech.

The Dragons lost 25-21, 25-23, 25-15 at the Gilmor Center.

For the Dragons, Danielle Hicks had eight kills, while Jenna Huffman added six. Buckeye Central graduate Emily Weithman dished out 30 assists for TU, Taylor Lattimore had 15 digs, and Olivia Cobb added 13 digs.

Tiffin slipped to 7-5, 1-3 in the GLIAC, while the Huskies improved to 8-5, 3-1.

MacAuley Peterson had 13 kills for the Huskies, while Halie Hart added 17 digs.

Wayne State rushes past TU

DETROIT – Wayne State’s running game came as advertised, and Tiffin University had no answer for it Saturday.

Warriors’ running back Romello Brown gashed the Dragons defense for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and Wayne State put up more than 400 rushing yards in a 35-21 thumping of the Dragons.

The teams traded touchdowns on the game’s first two possessions, but the Warriors controlled the contest from there.

Demetrius Stinson and Brown each added first quarters touchdowns, and Wayne State carried a 21-7 advantage into halftime.

Brown’s 1-yard score in the third quarter extended the Warriors lead to 28-7.

“They got us out of our game,” TU coach Gary Goff said.

Tiffin quarterback Antonio Pipkin put up big numbers, throwing for 277 yards and three touchdowns, and running for 69 yards. But he was sacked four times and intercepted once. And the team’s three running backs – which had been so effective over the past two wins – never got going. Freshman tailbacks JaQuan Hardy and Kyle Brunson combined to carry the ball just nine times for 27 yards. Veteran back Jerry Brown carried the ball just once for 7 yards.

Because the Dragons were playing from behind in the second half, the passing game was prominent.

“They took our backs out of the game early on,” Goff said. “It kind of makes you one dimensional.”

Pipkin threw a pair of second half touchdown passes, one to Brunson, and another to Bellevue graduate Trent Stamm.

Stamm had a big day, catching seven passes for 85 yards. Charles Holland had four catches for 99 yards. Jordan Nobles also caught a TD.

But Goff said the Dragons struggled to put things together. They fell to 2-2.

“We just need to get on the same page,” Goff said.

Stinson had a pair of touchdowns for the Warriors (3-1), while quarterback Donovan Zezula completed nine of 16 passes for 114. He was intercepted twice – once by Shawn Scott and once by Jawan Nelson.

John Carroll dominates ‘Berg

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -A week after dominating an Ohio Athletic Conference opponent, Heidelberg was on the other side of a conference rout.

The Student Princes were hammered by John Carroll, 42-14, at University Heights.

The Blue Streaks running back duo of Sam Kukura and Ro Golphin combined to slice Heidelberg’s defense. Kukura had 15 carries for 121 yards and three touchdowns, and Golphin ran for 120 yards, though the bulk of that total came on one play – a 92-yard dash in the final minute of regulation.

It wasn’t just the running game for John Carroll. Quarterback Anthony Moeglin was 23 of 28 passing for 245 yards. He also had a 12-yard touchdown run. Receiver Marshall Howell caught seven passes for 107 yards, which included a 38-yard touchdown reception.

Each of Heidelberg’s scores came on catches by Demetrius Magee. The HU receiver had TD receptions of 6 and 12 yards, both from QB Tyler Stoyle.

Magee had six catches for 48 yards. Stoyle completed 20 of 38 passes for 131 yards, with an interception.

Heidelberg was out-gained 530-188 in total offense.

Each team stands at 1-1 in the OAC.

‘Berg shuts out Washington & Jefferson

Heidelberg shut out Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday, 3-0 in men’s soccer.

The ‘Berg was led by freshman Rodrigo Meza, who had two goals in the first half within five minutes of each other. Meza’s first goal came of an interception as he made it down field to beat a defender for his first career goal. Kyle Morton assisted Meza’s second goal as he took the shot from 15 yards out.

Joseph Tallarico added the final goal in the seventh minute of the second half. The goal was assisted by Alexis Mendoza as he sent the ball inside the 6-yard box as Tallarico put it in the net.

The ‘Berg out-shot W&J 18-3, with 11 of those shots were on goal. Jake Kress had an easy day as he only had to make one save.

Rathfon’s two goals pick up road win

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Heidelberg traveled to Pennsylvania to pick up its fourth women’s soccer win of the season. Danielle Rathfon scored both goals for Heidelberg to beat Geneva College 2-1.

Rathfon’s goals came early in the first half, and that was all The ‘Berg needed. Two minutes into the first half, Rathfon found her second goal of the season off an assist from Erica Campbell, who crossed the ball from the left side. Ten minutes later Campbell gave Rathfon her second goal off a pass to the box. Geneva got its only goal in the 52nd minute of the game.

Heidelberg goalkeeper Bri Casement, in her first collegiate start, had eight saves. Heidelberg out-shot Geneva 17-12.

‘Berg beast CWR

CLEVELAND – Heidelberg’s volleyball team made a statement Saturday against Case Western Reserve (12-3) after losing at home Tuesday, posting a 18-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17 win.

The Student Prince offense was led by seniors Sarah Parker, who had 21 kills, and Mariah Sullivan, with 14. Rachel Raimondo led the defense with 24 digs followed by Morgan Strenk (15) and Megan Mills (10).

Parker almost tied her career blocks record of 11 that she set as a freshman. She had 10 blocks to help Heidelberg (9-6) earn the victory.