Alvarado fuels Heidelberg win

The Heidelberg men’s soccer team entered Saturday needing a win and a little help to reach the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Student Princes did their half, with Kiki Alvarado providing three assists in a 3-1 win against Wilmington.

The victory moved Heidelberg (11-4-1) to 4-4-1 in the OAC. The top six teams in the conference qualify for the OAC Tournament, and the Student Princes got the sixth and final spot after Otterbein beat Mount Union later in the day.

Alvarado ignited Heidelberg’s offense by feeding Joseph Tallarico for a score in the 24th minute. He later launched a ball to Alexis Mendoza, who scored on a header in the 54th minute. The last score came off a ball from Alvarado that was deflected in by Porus Shroff in the 74th minute.

The Quakers avoided the shutout on Treshaun Pate’s score in the 80th minute.

Jake Kress tallied four saves in goal for Heidelberg. Wilmington goalkeeper Chris Bourque had 11 saves.

Kilway, Farmer spark Heidelberg

WILMINGTON — Amanda Kilway scored her first, and the game’s only, goal in the 20th minute and Alexandra Farmer had a brilliant day in goal Saturday as Heidelberg edged Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington 1-0.

The Student Princes ended the year 10-8-1 overall and 4-5 in the OAC, giving them their most wins in a year since 2000 and the most season wins in coach Nick Spell’s tenure.

Kilway scored unassisted for Heidelberg.

Farmer made 12 saves en route to posting her fifth shutout of the year and the 15th of her career.

‘Berg volleyball clinches

OAC Tourney spot

WILMINGTON — Heidelberg controlled the tempo and breezed past Wilmington 25-14, 25-12, 25-17 Saturday to lock up the No. 5 spot in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Student Princes (16-11, 6-3 OAC) open the tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m. at fourth-seeded Muskingum.

Rachel Stroski slammed 13 kills, Morgan Strenk lined 11 kills and Anna McNabb handed out 43 assists for Heidelberg. Taylor Valentine added nine kills, Rachel Raimondo came up with 21 digs and Sydney Moore chipped in 13 digs.

Dragons knock off Wayne State

Tiffin stumbled in the first game, but battled back from there Saturday to beat Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South leader Wayne State 18-25, 25-23, 25-17, 26-24.

Jenna Huffman sparked the Dragons (15-12, 7-6 GLIAC) with 14 kills and 17 digs, and Danielle Hicks had 13 kills and 10 digs. Buckeye Central graduate Emily Weithman tossed up 25 assists.

TU falls into match for third

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Tiffin women’s tennis team fell 5-2 to unbeaten Grand Valley State Saturday in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament and will play Northwood today at 8:15 a.m. in the match for third.

Anais Geslin figured in both wins for the Dragons. She claimed her singles match 6-2, 6-1 and teamed with Juliette Sirgant for a 9-2 doubles victory.

Tiffin’s Adel Musina and Emily Sim lost 8-4 in their doubles match, and Milah Ryland and Lauren Prince fell 8-1.

In singles play, Prince lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, Musina fell 6-3, 6-2, and Abbie-Jade Riley suffered a 6-0, 6-0 defeat.