ELIDA — St. Marys won a 4-3 shootout in Saturday’s Division II distict final after the match against Liberty-Benton was tied at 2 following the second overtime.
The Roughriders will play Maumee, a 1-0 winner against Oak Harbor, in a 6 p.m. Tuesday regional semifinal at Bowling Green High School.
Aerial Fast and Morgan Hesse had St. Marys’ goals in regulation with Fast also contributing an assist.
Riverdale 2, Bluffton 1
BLUFFTON Sami Scoles had Bluffton’s goal off a Karson Hauenstein assist in the district final at Steinmetz Field.
Mansfield Christian 1,
BLUFFTON — The Pirates fell in the Division III the district final at Steinmetz Field.
Ohio Northern 10
MARIETTA — Adan Figueroa had a TD throw to L.J. Payton and Dom DiFalco made a 44-yard field goal for ONU (1-7, 1-6 Ohio Athletic Conference).
Mt. St. Joseph 70,
CINCINNATI — Maalik Tucker had 19 carries for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Bobby Bourke had a TD throw to Ethan Beringer for Bluffton (1-7, 1-4 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference).
Women’s cross country
ONU finishes 2nd
at conference meet
NEW CONCORD — Ohio Northern posted its best Ohio Athletic Conference Championships finish in a decade at the Muskingum Cross Country Course. The Polar Bears extended their streak of top-five finishes at the OAC meet to 20 years in a row.
Northern (90-19 overall) scored 67 points to place second behind OAC Champion No. 26 John Carroll, which scored 36 points. The second-place finish was the team’s best since winning the OAC title in 2012.
Tessa Pitcovich led the Polar Bears across the line in 22 minutes, 36.9 seconds and earned All-OAC honors with a second-place finish out of 113 runners.
Columbus Grove graduate Taylor Ellerbrock (Columbus Grove) was 13th in 23:53.2, Ashley Hockstok was 16th in 24:05.3, Kennedy Rader was 17th in 24:16.6 and Bailey Kreft was 19th in 24:20.5 and also earned All-OAC honors. The top 10 runners earned first team All-OAC honors with runners 11-20 earning second team All-OAC honors. Macy McAdams of Muskingum claimed individual honors with a time of 22:29.6.
Men’s cross country
Polar Bears 5th
at OAC Championships
NEW CONCORD — Ohio Northern finished fifth out of the 10 teams at the OAC Championships at the Muskingum Cross Country Course.
The Polar Bears (82-29 overall) scored 107 points behind team champion No. 17 John Carroll with 40 points.
Parkway grad Kyle Rothand Breydan Hann led the pack of Polar Bears finishing in 13th and 16th place of 159 runners on the 8,000-meter course with times of 26:58.0 and 27:07.3, respectively, earning them second team all-OAC honors.
Alex Philip of John Carroll won the individual title in 25:06.2.
ONU 5, Marietta 0
With the win at Marietta Field, The Polar Bears (12-1-4 overall, 7-0-2 OAC) finished unbeaten in Ohio Athletic Conference play for the sixth time in program history and end the regular season on a six-game win streak as part of a larger 11-game unbeaten streak. Each of the team’s last six victories were shutouts.
The Pioneers fell to 3-12-1 overall and 2-7-0 in the OAC.
Alaina Casey, Kylie Cabana, Alexa Clampitt, Nora Metcalf and Alli Macbeth each had a goal. Macbeth, Kylie Brown and Emma Bowman each finished with an assist. Becky Moss recorded her 12th shutout of the season.
UNOH 1, Rochester 0
PONTIAC, Mich. — Ashley Wilson had the match’s lone goal on a Renata Aguirre assist. Ilke Brandsma made seven saves for the University of Northwestern Ohio (8-8-2, 6-3-2 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference).
Anderson 4, Bluffton 0
ANDERSON, Ind. — Bluffton fell to 5-11-1 overall and 4-5 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
UNOH 7, Rochester 3
PONTIAC, Mich. — Simon Von Benzon and Moritz Guettel each had two goals and an assist, Tomas Echevarria had a pair of tallies, Avelino Rosa had a goal and an assist and Diego Cerezo had an assist for the Racers (13-1-4, 8-1-2 WHAC).
ONU 3, Marietta 0
ADA — The No. 13 Ohio Northern men’s soccer team celebrated Senior Night by securing the 2022 Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season championship Saturday with a 3-0 win over Marietta at Kerscher Stadium.
This marks ONU’s ninth OAC Regular Season title in program history and first since 2015.
The Polar Bears (13-2-3 overall, 8-0-1 OAC) completed the fourth unbeaten conference season in program history and will host an OAC Tournament semifinal game on Thursday at 4 p.m.
With Saturday’s victory, Northern also extended its current win streak to seven games as part of a larger 15-game unbeaten streak that ranks second all-time to a 19-game streak from 2016.
Saturday’s loss dropped the Pioneers to 5-10-3 overall and 3-6-0 in the OAC.
Levi King and sophomores Noah Zebrak and Sam McKeescored one goal each for ONU in the game.
King opened the scoring with a goal in the 19th minute courtesy of an assist from sophomore Ryan Parker.
UNOH 3, Rochester 2
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio won 25-20, 22-25, 26-28, 25-22, 15-13. New Bremen graduate Elli Roetgerman had 15 kills, Hope Fetherolf had 13 kills, Savanna Reed had 23 assists, Logan Thomas had 25 digs, Aubree Ricketts had 22 digs and Crestview grad Bailey Gregory had three aces for the Racers (13-17, 6-12 WHAC).
ONU goes 1-1
ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team wrapped up its regular season and celebrated Senior Day with a 5-set victory over Marietta and a 4-set loss to Chicago (Ill.) on Saturday at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears are now 16-8 overall and finish in a three-way tie for second place in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 6-3 record.
Marietta falls to 18-7, 6-3 and Chicago improves to 16-11. Chicago also defeated Marietta in four sets between the two ONU matches to complete the tri-match.
Erin Wagner had 13 kills, Kaidie Carstensen added 12 kills and Ava Ehlinger had 10 kills as Northern defeated Marietta 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 20-25, 15-9 in the first match of the afternoon.
Grace Conrad had 35 assists and 18 digs for Ohio Northern.
The Polar Bears hit .194 with 62 kills and 29 errors on 170 attempts, while the Pioneers hit .165 with 54 kills and 27 errors on 164 attacks.
Northern finished the day with a tight 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-21 setback to Chicago.
Wagner had 16 kills and Ehlinger and sophomore Lauren James had 12 kills each for ONU.
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