The University of Findlay women’s basketball team was picked for a third-place finish in their first season in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference as the preseason coaches’ poll was released Wednesday.
The Oilers are coming off a 13-15 season where they failed to make the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament for the fourth straight season.
Ursuline, 23-8 overall and 13-1 in GMAC play a year ago, was picked to defend its league title with two first place votes and a total of 115 points.
Cedarville (109 points) earned three first place votes with UF close behind in third (101) with two first place votes received.
The Oilers return a wealth of experience with 13 upperclassmen — four seniors and nine juniors.
Senior guard Haley Horstman averaged a team-high 9.6 points per game while fellow senior guard Lynsey Englebrecht put in 9.1 ppg.
Junior forwards Anna Hintz (8.4 ppg) and Christa Puthoff (9.4) also had strong offensive years.
Great Midwest Preseason Poll
1, Ursuline (2) 115
2, Cedarville (3) 109
3, Findlay (2) 101
4, Ohio Dominican (1) 99
5, Malone (1) 96
6, Walsh (2) 94
7, Hillsdale (1) 86
8, Kentucky Wesleyan 65
9, Lake Erie 48
10, Davis & Elkins 46
11, Trevecca Nazarene 36
12, Alderson Broaddus 26
13, Ohio Valley 15
Women’s soccer ties
The University of Findlay women’s soccer team surrendered two Trevecca Nazarene goals in the final four minutes of regulation that sent the game into overtime.
Neither team scored after two 10-minute overtime periods, resulting in a 2-2 draw in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play Thursday at DeHaven Field.
The Oilers fell to 4-11-1 overall, 3-8-1 in the GMAC while the Trojans improved to 7-4-3, 5-4-3.
Sierra Peacock had both of UF’s goals off assists from Ashley Rings and Samantha Church.
Johnna Raby and Maddie Little each scored for TNU which outshot UF 14-5 overall.
Findlay goalkeeper Anna Money made two saves in each overtime period to finish with 12 total.
goals: (TNU) Johnna Raby & Maddie Little. (UF) Sierra Peacock 2. Assists: (TNU) Hannah Barney. (UF) Samantha Church & Ashley Rings. shots-on-goal: Trevecca Nazarene 14; Findlay 5. saves: (TNU) Liz Denton 3; (UF) Anna Money 12.
records: Trevecca Nazarene 7-4-3 overall, 5-4-3 Great Midwest Athletic Conference; Findlay 4-11-1, 3-8-1 GMAC.
Men’s soccer wins
Kegan Winkler headed in the game-winning goal with three seconds remaining to lift the University of Findlay men’s soccer to a 2-1 Great Midwest Athletic Conference win over Trevecca Nazarene on Thursday at DeHaven Field.
Yardley Gonzalez assisted on what was Winkler’s first goal of the season.
The Oilers (10-4, 9-2 GMAC) also scored in the final minute of the first half when Josh Dickinson one-timed a header off a Josh Burton free kick to put them up 1-0.
Frank Down put TNU (6-5-2, 6-4-1) in the board six minutes into the second half, chipping one past UF goalie Ben Richter who notched seven saves on the afternoon.
goals: (TNU) Frank Down. (UF) Josh Dickinson & Kegan Winkler. Assists: (TNU) Nicolas Reinhard. (UF) Yardley Gonzalez & Josh Burton . shots-on-goal: Trevecca Nazarene 8; Findlay 7. saves: (TNU) Tyler Delgado 5; (UF) Ben Richter 7.
records: Trevecca Nazarene 6-5-2 overall, 6-4-1 Great Midwest Athletic Conference; Findlay 10-4, 9-2 GMAC.