UF sports: Lacrosse rallies to top Wheeling Jesuit

WHEELING, W.Va. — The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team pulled out a 14-13 road win against Wheeling Jesuit on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.
The Oilers trailed 9-5 at the half, but answered with five straight goals in the second half to cut the lead to 11-10.
Mackenzie Barnwell tied the game at 12-12 when she scored unassisted at the 15:29 mark and Sarah Lankton scored two consecutive goals to give UF a 14-13 lead with 7:46 to play.
Barnwell finished with five goals, while freshman Nicole Stines scored four goals, won 13 draw controls and added five ground balls.
Lankton added three goals, five draw controls and six groundballs for the Oilers as well.
The Oilers, who are now 8-10 on the season, will travel to Allendale, Michigan to take on top-seeded Grand Valley State University in the semifinals on Friday. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Women’s golf seeded 5th
The University of Findlay women’s golf squad is seeded fifth in a nine-team field for the 2014 NCAA Division II East Regional to be held May 4-6 at the Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville, Ind.
UF recently placed third in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament behind Grand Valley State and Ferris State. Grand Valley is seeded second in the regional behind Indianapolis Univetrsity. Ferris State is seeded third and Ashland fourth.
The top three teams along with the top three individuals not with an advancing eam will qualify for thye NCAA Division II National Championship to be played on May 14-17 at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Canover, N.C.
Ringlstetter all-GLIAC
BAY CITY, Mich. — Manuel Ringlstetter, a senior and the No. 1 singles player for the the University of Findlay’s men’s tennis team, has earned first-team honors in the all-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selections following the 2014 season.
Ringlstetter was 12-6 in No. 1 singles matches and teamed with junior Robin Samel to post a 16-3 record at No. 1 doubles for the Oilers, who advanced to the GLIAC Tournament finals for the first time in school history.
Semal was named to the all-GLIAC second team, while UF’s John Kidd received honorable mention recognition.

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