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December 6, 2019

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ONU sports round up

Here’s a round up of ONU sports from last week.

Men’s soccer
The No. 19 Ohio Northern men's soccer team came up on the short end of a 1-0 decision against No. 13/22 John Carroll Saturday night. The loss drops the Polar Bears to 11-4-1 overall and 3-2-0 in Ohio Athletic Conference play.

The Blue Streaks (11-2-2 overall, 4-0-1 OAC) logged the game's lone goal during the 66th minute. Chase Fernkorn scored off a corner kick from William Turrittin.

ONU’s Williams sets school record for 100-yard rushing games

Junior All-American Christiaan Williams (Sidney/Anna) had a record-setting afternoon, but Ohio Northern fell 44-10 at No. 13-ranked John Carroll on Saturday afternoon at Don Shula Stadium.

Williams ran 25 times for 127 yards for the Polar Bears (3-3 overall, 3-2 Ohio Athletic Conference).

Williams' 127-yard effort breaks the school record for 100-yard rushing games, giving Williams his 21st such game in just his 25th career contest. He breaks the previous record of 20, set by All-American and NFL standout Jamal Robertson from 1997-2000.

Megan Light, Kendal Guagenti gain all-district VB honors

Light is a middle hitter/blocker; Guagenti will play in the district all-star game

By Cort Reynolds
Ada junior middle hitter/blocker Megan Light was named second team All-District 8 in Div. IV for volleyball in voting by the area coaches.

The 5-11 Light led the Lady Bulldogs in kills and blocks this season. She also earned first team All-Northwest Conference notice for the second straight year in 2019.

Ada libero Kendal Guagenti was named to play in the Div. IV Senior All-Star game. She will play for the East team, coached by Wes Horstman of LCC and Columbus Grove's Adam Choi.

Guagenti led the Bulldogs in digs and aces, and was named honorable mention All-NWC.

Ada finished 10-13 and 2-6 in the NWC.

ONU swimming teams launch season at Kenyon

The Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team opened its 2019-20 season with a fifth place finish at the Kenyon Relays on Saturday afternoon at the Steen Aquatic Center.

The Polar Bears finished with 36 points and were led by the 200-yard breast relay team of senior Katey Stuart(Ada), sophomore Lauren Shaw (Port Clinton), senior Libby Sartschev (Parma/Normandy) and junior Marisa Barton (Saint Charles, Mo./Duchesne). They finished fifth in 2:18.22.

Two other ONU teams posted top-10 finishes.

The 3x500-yard free relay team of junior Marissa Taylor (Granite Falls, N.C./South Caldwell), freshman Teagan Rasdall (Wooster) and Barton were ninth in 18:12.26.

Football: Knights joust Ada

The purple and gold fell to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in NWC play

By Cort Reynolds
CONVOY - The injury-ravaged Ada football team could not stop the run and lost 63-12 at Crestview in Northwest Conference play last Friday night.

The hosts raced to a 35-0 lead and cruised past the Bulldogs, who dressed only 20 players for the game.

The purple and gold fell to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in NWC play with their third straight defeat. The Knights improved to 4-4 and 3-2 in league action with the lopsided win.

"I was very impressed with Brandon (Hull); he fights and gives you everything he has got," said Ada head coach Shawn Christopher. "He has a lot of talent, but his competitiveness is amazing.

Bulldog harriers run at district meet

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - The Ada boys cross country team finished 10th in the 12-team Div. III district 2 meet at Columbus Grove Saturday morning.

Minster took first place with 40 points, with Parkway second (76) and Marion Local third (106). Allen East finished seventh (169), Hardin Northern eighth (184) and Ada 10th (272).

Spencerville and Lima Perry did not have the requisite five runners to field a team score.

Bulldog senior Hunter Wells finished 39th in the field of 72 runners with a season-best time of 19:46.9.