PAINESVILLE — Not even three minutes after Lake Erie found an equalizer, the University of Findlay’s Taylor Miles scored to help the Oilers picked up a 2-1 Great Midwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer victory Saturday.
Miles, a Findlay High grad, notched his first collegiate goal at the 86:18 mark, assisted by Jack Atkinson.
Joey Buscani put Findlay on the board first with an unassisted strike in the 60th minute.
The Oilers finally got in the win column to improve to 1-3 overall, 1-0 in the GMAC.
UF goalkeeper Nathan Sier made four saves in five attempts.
Women stay unbeaten
PAINESVILLE — The University of Findlay women’s soccer team remained unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Lake Erie in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play Saturday.
The Oilers (3-0-1, 2-0-1 GMAC) built an early 2-0 lead just 17:53 minutes in as Samantha Church and Shannon Marsh each scored unassisted goals. Karleigh Clare added another goal in the 80th minute.
UF goalkeeper Anna Money stopped all four shots that she faced.
The Storm fell to 2-2-0, 1-2-0 in league play.
Men’s golf runner-up
The University of Findlay men’s golf team nabbed a runner-up finish at the inaugural Ohio Cup hosted by the Oilers and Tiffin University at Red Hawk Run Golf Course.
UF shot a 590 for 36 holes, finishing four strokes behind first-place University of Northwestern Ohio (586).
Luke Kelly, placing second, led the Oilers with a 2-over 146. Freshman Tanner Grzegorczyk shot a 147, including a 3-under 69 in round two. Parker Haynes also had a 147 and Hunter Foltz (Van Buren) carded a 148.
Ashland finished third with a 603, followed by Tiffin (605), Ohio Dominican (608) and Heidelberg (625).
Men’s XC cracks top 10
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jonathan Allen and Gabrielle Lawrence paced the University of Findlay men’s and women’s cross country teams, respectively, to seventh and 15th place finishes Saturday at the Knight Invitational hosted by Calvin College.
Allen, who placed 11th overall in 25:36.3, led the men’s team followed by Ty Gleason (45th, 26:26.9) and Michael Taylor (26:29.8). The Oilers scored 191 points.
Calvin, with three runnners in the top eight, took home the men’s team title, followed by Saginaw Valley, which boasted first-place runner Tom Goforth (24:53.4).
Lawrence finished 12th on the women’s side with a time of 18:43.1. Matilda Jeruto followed her with a 20:36.0 and teammate Torrie Purdy finished in 20:55.5. UF posted a score of 467.