Lacey, Vocke lead Heidelberg to victory

WILMINGTON — Heidelberg earned its first road win of the season as the Student Princes put on a dominating performance against Wilmington College 59-3.

Senior running backs Bryan Lacey and Cameron Vocke led the offense, with each scoring two TDs in Saturday’s win.On HU’s second drive, after a turnover on downs their first drive, Tyler Stoyle found Vocke for a 10-yard TD pass in the first quarter.With just over two minutes left in the first, the Quakers were forced to turn the ball over. At around midfield, Branden Short sprinted 52 yards for a touchdown, giving The ‘Berg a 14-0 lead at the end of the first.

The lone Wilmington score came early in the second quarter on a 37-yard field goal.The rest of the game was all Heidelberg.

Stoyle found Vocke again for a 13-yard TD pass with just over nine minutes in the half. With just under six minutes left in the half, Lacey broke free for a 54-yard touchdown. A.J. Morrison then kicked a 20-yard field goal for a 31-3 halftime lead.

Lacey added his second TD run early in the third quarter, this one from 10 yards out. Stoyle tossed a 1-yard scoring pass to Demetrius Magee late in the third quarter.Dallas O’Green added a 12-yard TD run and Sidney Hearvey bulled in from the 1 later to cap the scoring for Heidelberg (4-4, 4-3 Ohio Athletic Conference).

Dragons scorch Timberwolves

MIDLAND, Mich. — Tiffin jumped out 21-0 in the first half and used 388-yard rushing attack Saturday to beat Northwood 42-14.

Antonio Pipkin opened the scoring with a 17-yard TD pass to Charles Holland with just under 11 minutes to go in the opening period.

JaQuan Hardy sprinted in from 19 yards out with 4:11 left in the half, and Pipkin found Davon Johnson on a 75-yard scoring pass later in the half.

Kyle Brunson scored on a 10-yard run and Brown added a 32-yard TD sprint in the third quarter before the Huskies found the scoreboard on Vashon Nutt’s 9-yard run.

The team’s traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter, with Tiffin (6-3, 5-3 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) getting a 4-yard run by Pipkin while Northwood’s Joe Garbarino hit Theron Wilson with a 73-yard TD pass.

Princes shut out Quakers

The Heidelberg women’s soccer team shut out Wilmington University 2-0 Saturday on senior day in the season finale.

The win let the Student Princes end 7-9-3 overall, 2-5-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

The ‘Berg led 1-0 at halftime after junior Abigail Callahan scored off a pass from Denise Bowes.

Bowes added the insurance goal in the 77th minute.

The Quakers had a chance to tie the game at 1 in the 55th minute, but Heidelberg goalkeeper Alexandra Farmer knocked the ball over the goal post.

Farmer ended with 10 saves en route to her fifth shutout this year.

Dragons burn Huskies, move to GLIAC title match

The Tiffin University women’s tennis team improved to 14-1 Saturday and advanced to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference finals by beating Michigan Tech 5-1 and Grand Valley State 5-4.

Tiffin swept doubles competition against Michigan Tech for a 3-0 lead as all three teams played in hard fought games. The first doubles team of Caroline Nelhage and Aimee Kaye battled to an 8-6 victory. Emily Sim and Adel Musina earned an 8-4 win at second doubles. Bianca Avram and Rachelmary Brozovich gave TU an 8-5 victory at third doubles.

Singles action was led by Nelhage as she swept her opponent 6-0, 6-0. Musina put the match out of reach by taking the second singles contest 7-6 (tie breaker set), 6-1. The sole loss came at third singles as Sim fell 6-4, 6-2.

The Dragons then upended Grand Valley State to reach the finals.

Nelhage and Kaye won 8-3 at first doubles; Sim and Musina fell 8-2 at second; and Avram and Brozovich fell 8-3.In singles action, Nelhage cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win; Musina defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-4; Sim came through with a big 6-3, 6-4 win; Avram fell 6-3, 6-3; and Brozovich fell 6-2, 7-6.

Tiffin will face Northwood in the finals. Northwood was the only team to defeat TU this season.HU earns No. 2 seedHeidelberg’s volleyball team beat Wilmington 25-12, 25-14, 25-15 and Ohio Wesleyan 25-15, 25-14, 24-26, 14-25, 15-12 Saturday to seal the No. 2 seed for the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.

Up 10-7 in the first set against Wilmington, the Student Princes had a four-point swing to give them a 14-7 lead. The set was sealed by a kill by Mariah Sullivan.

The ‘Berg was leading by four in the second set (16-12) as they scored five straight points. Rachel Raimondo had two service aces in that run. The set was finished by kills from Sullivan and Alex Vess.Heidelberg had a commanding lead in the third set 12-4, but the Quakers were able to close the gap a little bit. Then gap reopened as the Quakers attack errors gave Heidelberg the victory.

Sarah Parker and Sullivan led The ‘Berg offense with 12 and 11 kills respectively. Megan Mills recorded 15 digs and Karlie DiRuzza added 27 assists.

This win sealed Heidelberg into the No. 2 for the OAC tournament.Heidelberg opened a 14-4 lead in the first set against Ohio Wesleyan, and Parker slammed the ball down the sideline to give her team the 25-15 win.The ‘Berg kept it going in the next set by building to a commanding lead 22-9. Laura Schrag’s kill gave HU the win in the second.

Tied at 24 in the third set, a kill by the Bishops and an attack error by Heidelberg gave Ohio Wesleyan win. OWU went on to tie the match at 2 as they dominated the fourth set.

The deciding fifth set was led by Parker as she had three kills including final point to earn the set.Parker slammed 23 kills, DiRuzza had 48 assists, Raimondo added 33 digs and Mills tallied 18 digs.

HU drops to 5th seed

WILMINGTON — After falling 4-1 to Wilmington in its final game of the season, the Heidelberg men’s soccer team dropped to the fifth 5 seed in the Ohio Athletic Conference six-team tournament.

Wilmington led 2-0 at halftime, getting goals in the 23rd and 36th minutes. The Quakers added another goal after halftime for a 3-0 lead.

Joseph Tallarico had the lone goal for the Student Princes, finding the net in the 61st minute.Greg Raimondo had the assist.

Heidelberg gave up another goal in the 77th minute.Alex Archambeau earned four saves in goal for Heidelberg.

TU streak continues

NORTH CANTON — Tiffin volleyball extended its win streak to four as the Dragons beat Walsh University 25-20, 25-18, 25-18.

The Dragons never trailed against the Cavaliers.

Tiffin led 4-2 in the first set before using an 8-2 run as the catalyst to the opening win.

The Dragons repeated the effort in the second game before jumping out 11-5 in the third en route to closing out the Cavaliers.