ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eighth-ranked Heidelberg wrapped up play at the Purple & Gold Invitational on Saturday by winning its third and fourth volleyball matches of the weekend.
The Student Princes beat Nazareth (N.Y.) 25-14, 25-18, 25-13 and Wisconsin-Oshkosh 25-23, 25-20, 25-21 to improve to 18-2.
Venessa Haase drilled 10 kills against Nazareth, Rachel Ferguson tossed up 19 assist and Calvert graduate Alexa Frank handed out 12 assists. Tessa Benanzer racked up 14 digs and New Riegel graduate Jackie Reinhart had 11 digs.
Against Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Marian Bevington pounded nine kills, and Amber Welfle and Haase each drilled eight. Welfle and Bevington both belted four blocks. Ferguson chipped in 23 assists, Frank had 13 assists, Reinhart came up with 16 digs and Haase turned in 12 digs.
Capital clips Heidelberg women's soccer
BEXLEY - Aleseya Evans scored twice, but it wasn't enough on Saturday as Heidelberg fell 4-3 to Ohio Athletic Conference foe Capital.
Kristen Schneider also scored for the Student Princes (3-6-1, 0-1-1 OAC).
Molly Schriber stopped six shots for Heidelberg and Brittany Labry had four.
The Crusaders (4-5-1, 2-0) got two goals from Tara Zimmer and one each from Kaylee Phillips and Hilary Ellis.
TU and HU run at All-Ohio
CEDARVILLE - Tiffin University and Heidelberg competed at the All-Ohio cross country meet Friday.
Both TU's men and women earned their best ever finishes at the event. The Dragon men finished 12th out of 45 schools, and fifth among Division II/NAIA schools.
TU was led by three freshmen. Colin Fisher finished the 8K race in a time of 26:09.97, good for 12th in the D-II/NAIA group and 47th overall. David Knack (16th and 53rd) crossed the line in 26:12.63 and Kevin McKown (31st and 87th) finished in 26:42.28.
Heidelberg finished 21st overall and sixth among 22 Division III teams. Tops for the Student Princes was Jordan Karnes at 82nd overall and 10th in D-III in 26:34.17. Also for HU John Gogle was 111st overall (27:06.06) and Dustin Kuess was 130th (27:18.2).
TU's women finished 16th out of 47 schools overall and fourth the D-II/NAIA group. Ashley Gilroy (7th and 47th) led the Dragons finishing the 5K race in 18:58.92. Lakota graduate Carly Reese (16th and 91st) ended in 19:28.38 and Jessica Kern (19th and 102nd) crossed the line in 19:38.80.
Heidelberg's women finished 33rd overall and 15th in Division III. Bobbi Custer was the top HU runner in 25:05.73. Sophie Goobic finished in 20:14.15.
Tiffin rallies to beat ODU
COLUMBUS - Tiffin came from behind to earn a five-game victory over Ohio Dominican Friday 25-23, 19-25, 15-25, 25-18, 15-11. Danielle McQuade had a double-double with 18 kills and 26 digs. Maureen Kurtz had a season-high 11 kills. Tiffany Buchinger delivered 44 assists.
On the defensive side, Lindsay Heller had 18 digs and Jordan Jenkins added 14.
TU women blank Malone
Shelly Rogers had a hand in all four Dragon goals as Tiffin University blanked Malone 4-0 Friday.
Rogers tallied one goal and three assists in the contest. Lauren Bowyer had two goals while Erin Thomas picked up one. Lauren Merriman also picked up an assist.
Lindsay Gallagher and Hayley Coppola combined for eight saves to earn the shutout. TU (5-3-2) has not given up a goal in the last 421 minutes and 32 seconds.
HU men's soccer opens OAC with tie against Capital
BEXLEY - Heidelberg opened up play in the Ohio Athletic Conference play with a 0-0 tie at Capital. Ryan Smith made a season-high 12 saves in the game.
Nicholas Samaniego had team-high three shots for the Student Princes (2-4-4, 0-0-1 OAC).