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October 23, 2019

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Wilmington's first win over Ohio Northern since 1956

Quakers out-gained Ohio Northern 592-473 in total offense

Ohio Northern rallied from a 35-17 third quarter deficit, but Wilmington scored with 28 seconds left to post a 42-38 football victory on a warm Saturday afternoon at Williams Stadium.

The Polar Bears (1-2 overall, 1-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) scored 21 unanswered points to go ahead 38-35 with 7:35 to play.

Northern's defense got a stop and took over at its own 35, but punted the ball after a 3-and-out back to the Quakers (1-2, 1-1) with 2:12 left in the game.

Wilmington took over at its 11-yard line and marched 89 yards in 1:44 to score the go-ahead touchdown with 28 seconds left to take a 42-38 lead.

ONU will retire volleyball jersey 9 on Saturday

Kate Witte: "Liz is the most decorated volleyball player in ONU history"

By Tim Glon
The Ohio Northern volleyball team retired the No. 9 jersey of former standout and three-time All-American middle hitter Liz Schnelle in a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

Ten years removed from the court, she remains ONU's all-time career kills leader with 2,222 and hitting percentage leader at .367 from 2006-09.

Schnelle was named First Team All-America and in both her junior and seniors seasons and was a Third Team All-American as a sophomore.

She was four-time All-OAC honoree and was named the OAC Player of the Year twice.

No, it wasn't a basketball game, but it was a 120-point shootout

"I was really proud of the way our kids continued to battle after a first half we really struggled in on both sides of the ball," said Bulldog coach Shawn Christopher.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - No it was not a basketball game, but the final score might lead one to think that as visiting Bluffton defeated rival Ada 70-50 in a record-setting Northwest Conference football opening marathon on a warm Friday night.

Pirate senior fullback Tucker Neff rushed for a school single-game record of 316 yards. He eclipsed the previous Bluffton mark of 309 yards set by Josh Falk at Ada in 2009.

Bluffton sophomore quarterback Nate Schaadt also rushed for six touchdowns on the defensively-challenged night. The 120 combined points is believed to be the most ever in an Ada game.

It sounds like a basketball score

However, it's football: Blufton 70 Ada 50

Bluffton High School's football team won an offensive battle, stopping Ada 70 to 50 at Ada.

Bluffton's Tucker Neff set a new single game rushing record of  316 yard, eclipsing Josh Falk's record of 309 yards, also against Ada in 2006.

The box score is attached. Watch the Icon for the complete story this weekend.

Premier Lacrosse League championship game has ONU connection

Ohio Northern head men's lacrosse coach Nat St. Laurent will guide his Redwoods team against the Whipsnakes in the inaugural Premier Lacrosse League Championship Game on Saturday at 2:30 pm.

The game will be played at Talon Energy Stadium in Philadelphia and will be shown live on NBC.

St. Laurent has served as head coach of Redwoods LC in the first season of the PLL, guiding the team to a 5-5 regular season record and two playoff victories.

Fans can watch the game live on NBC or via live stream through any of the NBC Sports platforms.

Lady Bulldogs blanked by Hornets

Ada hosts Van Buren Wednesday

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada girls soccer team lost 4-0 to Cory-Rawson Wednesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 2-7-1 with the defeat.

C-R took an early 1-0 lead but Ada nearly tied it when a Bulldog shot caromed away off the crossbar. The game went to intermission 1-0 with the Hornets ahead.

Cory scored early in half two to double their lead and didn't look back, adding two more goals before the final minutes elapsed.

C-R out-shot the Bulldogs, 18-8. Sidney Gossard made 14 saves in goal.