UF sports roundup: Lacrosse team falls to Notre Dame

The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team fell behind 12-3 at halftime and suffered a 23-13 loss at Donnell Stadium to Notre Dame College on Tuesday.
The Oilers (6-10) were able to cut the lead to 15-11 with ten minutes to play, but the Falcons answered with three straight scores to put UF away.
The Oilers turned the ball over 34 times in the game and were outshot by a 42-25 margin. Notre Dame also held a 42-31 advantage in ground balls.
Freshman Kyra Bradley had five goals to lead the Oilers, while sophomore Sarah Lankton had four goals, 11 draw controls, four ground balls and three assists.
Elisabeth Montalvo and Makenzie Barnwell each tallied two goals a piece for UF.
Katie Poorman suffered the loss between the pipes, but made a school-record 14 saves in the game.

Welch honored
BAY CITY, Mich. — University of Findlay thrower Justin Welch was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week after his performance last weekend.
Welch placed third in both the hammer throw and discus at the Jesse Owens Track Classic. His mark of 233 feet, 7 inches in the hammer throw was not only a new UF record, but also the longest heave in NCAA Division II history and the fourth-longest throw in the nation this season across all NCAA divisions.
Welch’s third-place discus throw of 170-6 was also a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II nationals.

Softball splits
The University of Findlay softball team split a doubleheader with Michigan-Dearborn on Monday, losing the first game 8-4 in extra inning and winning the nightcap 12-4.
Amanda Badertscher belted a three run home run and Megan Turner had four hits and drove in three runs in UF’s win. Jackie Messersmith (Mohawk) had an RBI triple, Allysha Kashat doubled in two runs and Katie Dunphy had a two-run single.
Lauren Trumpler (Hopewell-Loudon) had two hits and knocked in three runs in the opener for Findlay (19-14, 10-10 GLIAC), which travels to Ashland today for a 4 p.m. doubleheader with the Eagles.

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