The Tiger field hockey squad notched its first two wins of this season this past week with two key conference victories on the road. The Tigers first traveled Oberlin, where freshman Blaine Donnelley rattled the cage twice in route to the 4-0 victory. The shutout was the first of the year for junior Sarah Brownell. The Tiger quickly proceeded to double their win total with a 3-1 win over the Wooster Fighting Scots. Two of the three scores came of the stick of sophomore Audrey Cooler, including the eventual game winner. The two wins move the Tigers to 2-7 on the year, as they will look to even their conference record next Wednesday at home against Ohio Wesleyan.
The men’s soccer team fell this week to the number two ranked team in the nation, posting a 5-nil loss at the hands of the Kenyon Lords. The Tigers will look to bounce back this weekend, when they take on the Allegheny Alligators as part of Wittenberg’s homecoming celebration.
The football team’s 23 NCAC win streak came to an end Saturday, with a 42-14 loss to perennial rival Wabash. Quarterback and senior Zach Jenkins did amass 267 passing yards on the day, and junior receiver Luke Landis finished the day just one yard shy of the century mark receiving. The Tigers take the field next week when they take on Wooster as part of Wittenberg’s homecoming celebration.
The women’s volleyball squad opened up the conference season with two sweeps. First, the Tigers steamrolled Hiram with a 3-0 road victory. The Tigers were led by junior Kendal Farmer, who notched nine kills and four blocks. The Tigers pushed past Allegheny, aided by senior Kara Seidenstricker and sophomore Maddie Fischer who each brought home 10 kills.
Women’s soccer also had a busy week, which began last Wednesday with a victory over Ohio Northern. The victory came as freshman Shannon Brueck’s first career goal crossed the goal line in double overtime. The Tigers then opened conference play with 3-1 loss at Kenyon. Senior Mackenzie Bolon added the Tiger goal in the losing effort.
Both the men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana, where they got a glimpse of the course that will later host the teams’ regional meet. On the men’s side, the Tigers finished 6/8 and were led by junior Jon Osman, who recorded a personal best time of 26:54. Similarly, the women finished 6/8 and were led by junior Erin Hord.