Dragons’ men’s soccer advances to GLIAC title game

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. — The Tiffin University men’s soccer team advanced to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship game by beating Northwood University 3-2 in double overtime Friday.

Northwood took the advantage early in the first half as it was able to find the goal in the 12th minute for a 1-0 halftime lead.

The Dragons tied the game 1-1 in the 55th minute when Michael McPeek converted a pass from Abdoul Magid Sy. Michale Bottomley scored the go-ahead, unassisted goal 11 minutes later for a 2-1 lead.

The Timberwolves knotted the game at 2 the 77th minute to force overtime. Neither team could take the advantage in the first overtime period.

The game-winning goal came when Andre Landell found the net in the 107th minute, rebounding a shot by Scott Bryom. This was the GLIAC Player of the Year’s seventh game-winning goal of the season.

Cary Wilson got the start in goal and made four saves in 107 minutes for the win. Tiffin out-shot Northwood 19-11.

Dragons move to 8th

Tiffin University’s volleyball team moved up two spots in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings after taking down Ohio Dominican 25-17, 18-25, 25-23, 25-13 Friday.

The victory moved TU to the No. 8 spot in the GLIAC standings.After a slow start and committing seven errors in the first set, the Dragons earned the opening win over the Panthers. Tiffin came out slow in the second set, but this time the Panthers took the advantage and the game.

The third set was a battle teams as the teams went back and forth. TU trailed 19-16 before rallying with a 9-4 run to get the win.

The Dragons had an early two-point edge in the fourth set before dominating the rest of the way to claim the match.

Jenna Hufman had 15 kills, 12 digs and six blocks for TU, Olivia Cobb added 12 kills and eight digs while Kasey Adelsperger finished with 11 kills.