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 career collegiate goal at the 86:18 mark, assisted by Jack Atkinson.
The Oilers finally got in the win column to improve to 1-3 overall, 1-0 in the GMAC.
Lake Erie’s Amoshi Loni scored with 83:59 on the clock to knot the score at 1-1.
Joey Buscani put Findlay on the board first with an unassisted strike in the 60th minute.
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 (14:46) and Shannon Marsh each scored unassisted goals.
Karleigh Clare added another goal in the 80th minute for good measure.
UF goalkeeper Anna Money stopped all four shots that she faced.
The Storm fell to 2-2-0, 1-2-0 in league play.
Golf team gets 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 across 36 holes, finishing four strokes behind first-place University of Northwestern Ohio (586).
Luke Kelly, placing second individually, 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.
Lewis Scott medaled with a 144 for UNOH.
Ashland finished third with a 603, followed by Tiffin (605), Ohio Dominican (608), and Heidelberg (625).
Findlay returns to action on Sept. 17-18 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Fall Invitational at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana.
Men crack top ten
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.
Allen, placing 11th overall with a time of 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 a 191.
Calvin College, with three runnners in the top 8, 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 up with a 20:55.5 and teammate Torrie Purdy finished in 20:55.5. UF posted a score of 467.
Katie Diekema took first place with a 17:58.8 for Calvin College.
Madonna University took home the team title with three runners finishing in the top 7 for a team score of 63. Aquinas College was the runner-up with a 96.
The Oilers race again on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Tiffleberg Open in Tiffin.