WOOSTER - Taylor DeMaio's five goals led Tiffin's lacrosse squad, but it wasn't enough to beat Wooster, which won Saturday's game, 19-11.
Tiffin's Alexandria Quast, one of the nation's leaders in scoring, put in three goals, while Melissa Cooper had two goals and an assist. Elyse Braun added a goal.
Goalkeeper Madeline Kane collected eight saves for the Dragons (4-4).
HU women's tennis prevails
LEXINGTON - In a match moved to Wilmington because of the weather, Heidelberg dominated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum, winning 8-1.
Heidelberg (2-9, 1-1 OAC) didn't lose a singles match, with Deidre Potter, Clyde graduate Kayla Gerber, Jackquelyn Earl, Kam Haifleigh Taylor Stoll and Linda Miller all recording wins.
In doubles play, Potter and Gerber won a match, as did Earl and Haifleigh.
Smith pitches shutout
before Dragons split
WAYNE STATE - Donnie Smith allowed just one hit in an entire game pitched to lead Tiffin to a 12-0 win over Wayne State, while the Warriors rebounded for an 8-5 win in the second game of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader.
Pat Curtin was the Dragon's lead-off batter with two hits, one run and three RBIs. Carlos Garcia and Cory Osborne each added a run and two RBIs a piece. Michael Dushane went 3 for 4 with three runs and an RBI, while Val Helldobler went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for TU.
In the second game, Wayne State (14-6, 6-2 GLIAC) jumped out 3-0 in the first inning and picked up another run in the fourth. Tiffin (6-15, 3-4) evened the score with three runs in the fourth and a run in the fifth.
The Dragons took the lead with a run in the sixth inning before the Warriors answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Wayne State held on for the win.
Alex Trojan led the Warrior offense with a hit, a run and two RBIs, while C.J. Maszal added two hits and three runs.
Cory Osborne was key for TU's scoring with a hit, run and three RBIs. Curtin went 2 for3 with an RBI and Helldobler brought in a run.
Tiffin's Zach McCutcheon went 4 for 7 for the day with two runs and an RBI, while Curtin tripled and doubled in eight at bats.
Heidelberg softball splits
Heidelberg fell 9-6 in the first game before rallying for an 11-3 win against Ohio Athletic Conference softball foe Muskingum.
The Student Princes trailed 9-0 in the seventh inning of the first game when Kelly Martz and Ashley Stromack hit back-to-back singles. Erica Huffman moved everyone up one base when she was hit by a pitch and New Riegel graduate Jami Wagner bunted in the first of six run.
Lauren Childs hit a ground-out RBI, Bridget Moran doubled in two more and Bessie Artino hit her fourth home run of the season to bring another two more against the Muskies (7-12, 2-2 OAC).
Heidelberg (16-4, 2-2) needed just five innings for the win in the second game. With a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third, Hopewell-Loudon graduate Megan Reinhart singled in two runs, and Stromack smacked a two-run double. Moran brought in another run, extending the lead to 7-1.
In the end, Stromack accounted for five RBIs.
Lexie Pinkelman earned her ninth win of the season giving up four hits and three runs, two earned. She struck out three and walked three.
Dragons sweep Lake Erie
PAINESVILLE - No. 34 Tiffin took just five innings for a 12-0 win, but needed an extra inning to pull out the sweep with a 2-1 win in eight innings against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Lake Erie.
The Dragons (16-7, 7-1 GLIAC) had 14 hits in the first game and scored nine runs in the third inning. Amber Young earned the win, giving up two runs in three innings of work. She was relieved by Kelly Mayer (two innings, one hit).
Amanda Temple had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for TU. Lesy Herbert recorded two hits, including a two-run homer. Tiffany Smith had three RBIs, while Lauren Mazzuca hit a double and drove in two RBIs.
In the second game, Mindy Meredith went the distance for the win, allowing one earned run on five hits, with 13 strikeouts.
Mazzuca brought in the first run before hitting a double in the eighth inning. Temple had had two hits, including a double and Meredith picked up the game-winning RBI with a double to bring Mazzuca home.
Dragons drop close match
The doubles matches ended up costing Tiffin in a 5-4 loss to Lake Superior State.
TU won four of the six single matches including a 7-6, 4-6, 10-8 decision by Leo Vladimirov at No. 4 singles. Santiago Revelo needed three sets for a 2-6, 7-6, 10-7 win, while Craig Martin won at No. 6 singles 7-6, 7-5. Andres Torres won at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-1.
The Lakers swept TU in doubles winning 8-4, 8-6 and 8-5.
Dragon golfers tied for 13th
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Tiffin golfers sit in a tie for 13th place with Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes Findlay and Ohio Dominican after the first day of the NCAA Division II Regional No. 2. The Dragons are 11 strokes out with a team score of 310.
Blake DeBruyn leads for TU in a tie for seventh place with a score of 73. Dillon Klein hit 74 to tie for 12th place. Jon Klein carded an 81 (T75) and James Bell had 82 (T86).
Heidelberg men win, women take third at OAC Split
WILMINGTON - Heidelberg's men's team won the its first outdoor meet of the season at the Ohio Athletic Conference Black Split Meet, hosted by Wilmington College. The women finished third.
HU's men won nine events, including a sweep of the top-three spots in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Dustin Kuess won the race in 10:11.11, followed by teammates Logan Leis (10:14.76) and David Kindall (10:18.57).
Nate Davis cleared 6-8 to win the high jump and also took the long jump with a mark of 21-3 1/4, more than a foot farther than second place.
Frank Medina won the shot put with toss of 46-2 1/2 and placed third in the hammer throw (122-8) and discus (125-3).
Justin Barnett won the 200 in 22.74, just ahead of fellow Student Prince Seth Robertson (22.77). Terrence Horton won the 800 in 1:58.60, while Jordan Karns won the 5,000 in 15:46.51.
HU also won the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400. The men's squad scored 203 points, more than 100 points ahead of than runner-up Wilmington's 83.
On the women's side, Alexis Goodman led the Student Princes by taking the 100 in 12.87 and the 200 26.87. She also ran on the winning 4 x 100 (along with Marian Bevington, Samantha Filliater and Jazmine Shaw) and 4 x 400 relays (Shaw, Lilly Hansberg and Jenn Brown).
Bevington won the long jump by more than a foot with a leap of 17-8 and finished runner-up in the 100 hurdles (15.34). Shaw finished second 400 (1:00.99).
Aaliyah Van Lees took second in the shot (38-6).
Tiffin tops Yellow Jacket Open
DEFIANCE - Tiffin's women scored 236 points to win the 10-team competition at the Yellow Jacket Open, and TU's men beat six teams to take first place.
The women's team won nine individual events and two relays. Kira Beckham and Taylor Deskins ran first (26.47) and second (26.68) in the 200, respectively, and Deskins won the 400 (1:01.15). Upper Sandusky graduate Lynzi Daughenbaugh added a victory in the 400 hurdles (1:06.89).
Meghan Gill cleared 5-1 1/4 to win the high jump, while Veronica Azzalina won the pole vault at 9-8. Kayla Ellis won the long jump (17-8 3/4) and Jocelyn Rollins finished first in the triple jump (34-3). Ashley Dewitt captured the shot put (42-0 1/2) and Amanda Tooley claimed the hammer (153-8).
Litia Bland, Ellks, Beckham and Deskins won the 4 x 100 (48.71), while Deskins and Beckhma teamed with Markita Holland and Daughenbaugh to take the 4 x 400 (4:08.60).
TU's men won 11 individual events and two relays.
John Pemberton won the shot put (54-0 1/2) and Ryan Danehy ended (53-11 1/4), with both qualifying for the national meet.
Three Dragons won twice - Deven Keene in the 200 (22.31) and 400 (50.1), Andrew Moore in the 110 hurdles (15.59) and 400 hurdles (55.17) and Antonio Combs in the long jump (21-4 3/4) and triple jump (42-7).
Travis Leflore captured the high jump (6-6 3/4), Lee Miller claimed the pole vault (15-7), Keenan Hamilton took the discus (151-10) and Nolan Hill won the hammer (170-5).
Keene joined forces with Dominic Calvin, Emmanuel Grembo and Justin Ware to win the 4 x 100 (42.31). Jordan Selfe replaced Grembo to help the same team win the 4 x 400 (3:33.1).