‘Berg women’s lacrosse falls in program opener

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The blowing winds and drizzling rain did not dampen the mood for the Heidelberg women’s lacrosse team in its first game in program history.

The Princes fell 17-2 at home against Oberlin College Wednesday.

The Yeowomen controlled the tempo of the game as they scored five goals in the opening five minutes. Oberlin pushed that momentum throughout the remainder of the first half. The Yeowomen jumped out to a commanding 11-0 lead in the first 15 minutes.

Heidelberg freshman Anna Winnicki scored the first goal in program history off a free position shot with 12:43 left in the first half. Winnicki found the back of the net as the shot bounced to the lower left corner past Oberlin’s goalkeeper.

Oberlin went on to score two more goals and took a 13-1 lead into the half.

Five minutes into the second half, the ‘Berg struck first. Dana Dudley zipped a shot to the upper right corner after clearing the defense.

Oberlin closed out the game after scoring four more goals.

Along with Winnicki’s first goal in program history, three other HU players had firsts. Megan Mills took the first shot, Ebanie Fischer earned the first save and Dudley was marked with the first yellow card.

Oberlin’s Natalie Rauchle scored the first goal against Heidelberg. She also led her team with five goals.

“Oberlin is a very good program and a well-coached team,” said head coach Rosie Knisley. “I’m proud of the way our girls competed in their first game against some tough competition.”

TU falls to No. 3 Armstrong

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Tiffin had its hands full as it took on No. 3 Armstrong State, as the team has five ranked positions. TU picked up a hard fought doubles win, but in the end fell 8-1.

The Dragons’ lone win came at second doubles, where Elio Lezama and Andrew Isaac won 9-8.

In other doubles action, the TU team of Luis Ludena and Toby Cutting fell 8-5 against 5th ranked Alberto Caceres and Jan Porteset, while TU’s Justin Kopronica and Sorin Novratchi lost 8-2 against 14th-ranked Luca Cerin and Ignacio Hernandez.

Armstrong claimed all six singles spots. Luis Ludena put up a hard-fought match against ASU’s 28th ranked Cerin but lost 3-6, 6-1, 10-2. Isaac fell 6-2, 6-4 to No. 4 Caceres, while Lezama lost to No. 22 Hernandez, 6-2, 6-2.

Kopronica was only able to grab one set in his 6-1, 6-0 loss to Alvaro Cruz Chomorro. Cutting took a 6-2, 6-4 loss, while Novatchi fell 6-3, 6-3.

Musina earns upset against No. 13 opponent

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — The 42nd-ranked Tiffin women took on the No. 1 team in Armstrong State, falling TU fell 8-1.

Adel Musina got the lone win for Tiffin at second singles. Musina fought hard for the win as she upset 13th-ranked Diana Stomlega 2-6, 6-1, 10-6. Armstrong went on to dominate the other matches.

First singles was a battle of ranked opponents as 28th-ranked Caroline Nelhage fell to No. 11 Lena Lutzeier, 6-0, 6-1.

In other singles action, Emily Sim and Bianca Avram fell to their Armstrong opponents with identical scores of 6-1, 6-0. Amiee Kaye was able to grab two sets in her 6-0, 6-2 loss and Rachelmary Brozovich fell at sixth singles 6-1, 7-6.

In doubles play, the No. 22 team of Kaye and Nelhage lost 8-1 against the No. 2 team of Lutzeier and Stomlega. Musina and Sim fell 8-5 at second doubles. Avram and Brozovich were shut out 8-0.

Jackson and four wrestlers named All-OAC

Senior Theresa Jackson has received second team All-Ohio Athletic Conference. Jackson was the lone women’s basketball player to be given all-conference honors — this being her first selection.

Jackson led her team with an average of 12.3 points per game and averaged 5.3 rebounds per game. She recored two double-doubles this season in both matchups against John Carroll. The senior tied a career-high 30 points against Baldwin Wallace — the first came against Mount Union in 2015.

The four wrestlers that earned all-conference honors were Ryan Hornack, Darren Decker, Tyler Hammack and Nino Majoy. Hornack, Decker and Hammack were named to the first team while Majoy earned second-team honors.

Hornack finished the season at 6-0 in conference duals and 16-8 overall. The senior had four tech falls on the year.

Decker completed his sophomore season with a 22-11 overall and 5-1 record in conference. He picked up 13 wins by pin fall and had four major decisions.

Hammack was forced into the starting role due to injuries. He finished the season 14-5 with a 3-0 record in conference duals.

Heidelberg’s heavyweight was one of the most decorated wrestlers in program history. This is the fourth time that Majoy has earned all-conference honors. After missing last season due to injury, Majoy hit the 100 win mark in his overtime win against a Baldwin Wallace opponent. The heavyweight is just the sixth wrestler in HU history to hit the century mark as he leaves the program with 102 all-time wins. Majoy was also a part of the OAC Championship squads in 2013 and 2014.