Student Princes shut down Comets
OLIVET, Mich. — The Heidelberg women’s lacrosse team recorded its first road win in program history and its second of the season behind the efforts of Jen Kovarik and Dana Dudley.
The two combined for eight goals in the 16-0 rout of Olivet Wednesday.
The Princes seem to have turned things around after finishing 0-12 last season. The win improves HU to 2-0, while the Comets fell to 0-1.
Alex Farmer got the Princes started with a goal in the first 30 seconds of the game. Her first goal of the season came off a pass from Amanda Sugrue.
Kovarik scored her first goal about 9 1/2 minutes after the opening goal. Midway through the first half, Farmer found Kovarik for her second goal, pushing the lead to 3-0. At the 13:03 mark, Dudley found the back of the net for the first time.
Abby Rose scored a pair of goals within a 64-second span. The first was a free position shot and the second was assisted by Kovarik for a 6-0 edge. Anna Winnicki, Sugrue and Dudley closed out the half with a goal each.
Kovarik opened up the scoring in the second half with just over two minutes off the clock for her third of the day. Jenna Carman scored her first goal of the season exactly two minutes later.
Dudley scored back-to-back goals for a 13-0 lead. The first was unassisted before Rose found Dudley for the second. At the 8:36 mark, McKenzie Perry scored her first goal of the season on a free position shot.
Winnicki gave HU a 15-0 lead before Kovarik capped the scoring with about 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the game.
HU’s defense held off the Comets, allowing just one shot which was saved by Jessica Ballow in goal. The Princes took 43 shots in the game.
Snell helps Dragons earn a split
COLUMBUS — After dropping Game 1 of a doubleheader to Ohio Dominican Wednesday, Tiffany Snell pitched a two-hit shutout in Game 2 to help Tiffin split the day.
Snell tossed seven innings of work, while striking out four batters and allowing only a pair of base runners.
Tiffin (6-1) took a 1-0 lead in the third which was enough to secure the win. The lone run came with Libby Crow. She reached after being hit by a pitch and crossed the plate on Brooke Lambert’s double.
After giving up a bunt single in the bottom of the first, Snell didn’t give up another hit until the bottom of the seventh when she gave up another single.
The Dragons dropped the opener to former Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Ohio Dominican (7-7) 7-6. A two-out error opened the scoring for the Panthers allowing five unearned runs to cross in the bottom of the second.
It was the Dragons that struck first with a pair of runs in the top half of the second. Hayley Kobie and Sierra Besser-Paul each singled before Amanda Rock was hit by a pitch. Chloe Swaisgood plated the runs with a single to right field.
The Panthers responded in the bottom of the second. A dropped fly ball cleared the bases before a two-run home run gave OD a 5-2 edge.
The Dragons quickly tied the game in the following inning. Jamie Sevenish singled and Kobie walked who were both driven home by a two-run double by Besser-Paul. Amanda Rock drew a walk before Ally Rock was hit by a pitch. Swaisgood drove Amanda in with her third RBI of the game for a 5-5 ball game.
The Panthers regained the lead in the bottom of the third with a two-out double that drove in a run for a 6-5 advantage. A solo homer in the sixth proved to be the difference in the seventh when TU’s Lambert smashed a long-ball to cut the deficit to 7-6. Besser-Paul singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. The game ended with a two-out pop out in foul territory.
Kimmy Reynolds suffered the loss, tossing three innings of work with three walks and one earned run. Faith Bogard finished the game in the circle tossing three innings and giving up one run.