The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team scored its first win of the season by beating McKendree 15-13 in a nonconference match at Donnell Stadium on Saturday.
The game was tied 13-13 with less than 12 minutes left when the Oilers’ Sarah Lankton broke the tie with a goal on a free position shot with 10:18 remaining in the game.
Courtney Higley added an insurance tally for the Oilers (1-5) with 6:18 left on an assist from Erin Stacho.
Kyra Bradley had a big day for Findlay, scoring a game-high give goals. Lankton added five goals and Mackenzie Barnwell chipped in two.
Morgan Cremen scored five goals for McKendree (2-2).
Findlay goalkeeper Katie Poorman recorded three saves. McKendree’s Kelly Eastman finished with four saves as the Oilers finished with a 20-16 edge in shots.
The Oilers will return to action again on Thursday when they travel to Bridgeport for a 7 p.m. match.
UF softball sweeps Hillsdale
BLUFFTON — Emily Stewart homered and singled driving in four runs as the University of Findlay softball team completed a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Hillsdale with a 9-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Bluffton.
The Oilers (8-3 overall, 2-0 GLIAC) also scored a 4-3 win in the opener.
In the second game, the Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Emily Stewart (North Baltimore) hit a three-run home run.
Tori Allen tripled and singles and Katie Dunphy added a homer in the nightcap for the Oilers.
Tawna Whited (7-0) allowed one run on three hits in five innings to get the win for the Oilers.
Allen homered and Emily Reynolds (Elmwood) doubled in a run to lead the Oilers at the plate.
The Chargers (4-6, 0-2) got all of their offense in the opening game from Bekah Kastning on a 3-run homer.
Findlay is back in action Tuesday with a nonconference doubleheader at Cedarville.
Hillsdale 003 000 0 — 3 4 1 Findlay 111 000 1 — 4 5 0
WP — Whited (6-0). LP — Grunert (0-2). top hitters: (UF) Allen HR, RBI; Reynolds 2B, RBI. (HC) Kastning HR, 3 RBI; Garceau 2-1B.
records: Findlay 7-3 overall, 1-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; Hillsdale 4-5, 0-1.
Findlay 350 000 — 9 11 0 Hillsdale 001 000 — 1 5 0
WP — Whited (7-0). LP — Klopfer (2-3). top hitters: (UF) Stewart HR, 1B, 4 RBI; Allen 3B, 1B; Dunphy HR, RBI; Dwyer 2B, RBI; Britvec 2B; Scherger 2B. (HC) Garceau 2B, RBI; Kastning 2B; Felkey 2B.
records: Findlay 8-3 overall, 2-0 GLIAC; Hillsdale 4-6, 0-2.
UF Baseball falls to Malone
MOUNT VERNON — A five-run third inning gave the Malone the lead for good in the opener in a 9-8 win over the University of Findlay in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball game in Mount Vernon.
Jon Walker (0-3) took the loss for the Oilers as he came on in relief of Derek Draper. Walker allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with two walks and a strikeout in 31/3 innings of work.
Gunnar Smeyres went 42/3 in relief to get the win. He allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Six Malone players banged out two hits each as Logan Gray led the way with a pair of singles and two RBIs.
Reid Rothenbuhler (Elmwood) and Dylan Cintula both had a two-run double for the Oilers.
Findlay (3-10, 0-3 GLIAC) travels to Tiffin for the start of a GLIAC make up series on Wednesday.
Malone 105 010 200 — 9 15 1 Findlay 022 000 301 — 8 10 3
WP — Smeyers (2-3). LP — Walker (0-3). top hitters: (UF) Schrock 2-1B, RBI; Rothenbuhler 2B, 2 RBI; Cintula 2B, 2 RBI; Sickler 2B. (MU) Locke 2B, 1B; Wheeler 2-1B, RBI; Gray 2-1B, 2 RBI; Davis 2-1B, RBI; Eagon 2-1B; King 1B, 2 RBI; Chack 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Malone 8-11 overall, 3-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; Findlay 3-10, 0-3.
Huber wins for ONU
LEXINGTON, Va. — Former Findlay High School runner Caitlin Huber won the women’s 1,500-meter run for Ohio Northern to highlight the day for area runners at the Washington & Lee Carnival track meet on Satruday.
Huber won the race in a time of 4:49.91, a margin of nearly four seconds over the second-place finisher.
She was one of five Ohio Northern winners in the girls meet.
Kara Sosinski won the 10,000 run (39:34.48) and Gabrielle Metzner took the 100 hurdles (15.14) in the running events. McKenna Earley finished first in the discus (110-0) and Gabrielle Metzner took the hammer throw (130-1) in the field events for the Polar Bears.
Also, former Bluffton High School standout Hannah Chappell-Dick won the 800 for Eastern Mennonite University with a time of 2:17.21.
Ohio Northern won three events in the men’s meet.
Nathan Rosenbaum captured the 5,000 (15:02.86), Cully Gordon captured the 10,000 (32:27.4) and Josh Colbert was the long jump champion with a leap of 22-6.
Bluffton University’s Trey Everett scored a win in the high jump (6-6).