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Sunday, September 15, 2013

College Athletics: UF volleyball finishes 3-1 in tournament
The University of Findlay volleyball team stopped Mercyhurst 25-23, 25-17, 25-17 in the finale of the TownePlace Suites Classic at Croy Gymnasium on Saturday.

The Oilers (6-2) finished the tournament 3-1 as they knocked off Indiana, Pa. 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 25-12 earlier in the day.

Amanda Calhoun paced the offense with 23 assists and seven kills while Mackenzie Vorst and Julie Lyons had six kills each against Mercyhurst.

Danielle Taflinger chipped in five kills and eight blocks while Andrea Roach and Lindsy Reindel produced five and four kills, respectively.

Against Indiana, Taflinger pounded nine kills, hitting .529 for the match, while Reindel contributed seven kills. Calhoun paced the offense with 41 assists and four kills while junior Samantha Granger and sophomore Becca Shoemaker led the defense with 11 kills each.

Southern Indiana won the tournament with a 4-0 record. The Screaming Eagles' Lauren DeShaney was named the MVP while teammate Kayla Heldman earned outstanding libero honors.

Findlay's Calhoun and Taflinger earned spots on the all-tournament team.

All-Tournament Team

Lauren DeShaney, Southern Indiana; Kayla Heldman, Southern Indiana; Abbey Winter, Southern Indiana; Amanda Calhoun, Findlay; Danielle Taflinger, Findlay; Sydney Lenhart, Hillsdale; Lindsay Kostrzewa, Hillsdale; Alyssa Arnold, Rockhurst.

UF golf is fourth

ALLIANCE -- After shooting a 308 in the opening round, the University of Findlay men's golf finshed the closing round at the Malone University Invitational with a 296 on Saturday for fourth place.

Jack Kastor tied for ninth place with a team-best 148, shooting a 74 on each day.

Dustin Lieber placed 14th with a 77-72--149 and Marcus Hunt tied for 17th with a 78-72--150.

Also competing for Findlay were Stephen Sinchok 77-76--153, Matthew Fisher 79-78--157, Chien-Han Sung 78-79--157 and Jake North 81-79--160.

The Oilers will compete at the Bowling Green State University John Piper Invitational at the Stone Ridge Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday.

Bluffton beaten

BLUFFTON -- The Bluffton University football team jumped to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, but it was all Baldwin-Wallace after that as the Beavers lost 52-21 Saturday in nonconference college football.

Bluffton quarterback Nicholas Sheehan connected on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Frost. After a Baldwin-Wallace fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Sheehan threw a 34-yard touchdown to Donovan Brown.

Bluffton's other score came in the fourth quarter on a Sheehan 3-yard touchdown pass to Brown. Sheehan went 24 of 43 for 277 yards. Frost led the Beavers with seven receptions for 110 yards.

Defensively, Bluffton (0-2) allowed 527 yards of offense, including 314 yards on the ground. Baldwin-Wallace's Michael Slack went 12 of 15 passing for 213 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 102 yards and another score. Tyler Moeglin capped off the win with a 62-yard touchdown run with 6:48 left in the fourth quarter.

Baldwin-Wallace 10 14 14 14 -- 52

Bluffton 14 0 0 7 -- 21

First Quarter

B-W -- Kasper 48 fumble recovery (Mohler kick)

BU -- Frost 15 pass from Sheehan (Sweeney kick)

BU -- Brown 34 pass from Sheehan (Sweeney kick)

B-W -- FG Mohler 24

Second Quarter

B-W -- Sordyl 1 run (Mohler kick)

B-W -- Adams 36 pass from Slack (Mohler kick)

Third Quarter

B-W -- Slack 12 run (Mohler kick)

B-W -- Burks 39 pass from Slack (Mohler kick)

Fourth Quarter

BU -- Brown 3 pass from Sheehan (Sweeney kick)

B-W -- Sordyl 16 run (Mohler kick)

B-W -- Moeglin 62 run (Mohler kick)

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