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VB sweeps by Thiel at ONU Invitational

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern volleyball team won three tight sets over Thiel (Pa.) to begin Day 2 of the ONU Invitational Saturday morning at the ONU Sports Center.

Northern won by scores of 25-22, 27-25, 25-23 to up their record on the season to 3-0.

The Tomcats fall to 0-3.

Junior Kristen Davidson led the way for the Polar Bears with 14 kills while senior Ellen Grenert had 13.

Junior Julia Fuerst had 11 kills and a .350 hitting percentage to pace ONU.

Kelly Barzak had 12 kills to lead Thiel.

With the score all knotted at 14-14 in Set 1, Fuerst registered a kill to put Northern in front for good.

Polar Bears lose opener on FG in overtime

By Tim Glon
B.G. Howell kicked a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift North Carolina Wesleyan to a 16-13 football victory over Ohio Northern on a hot Saturday afternoon at Northern Nash Athletic Complex in the season opener for both teams.

Junior Tyler Rue led the Polar Bears (0-1 overall) through the air and on the ground, completing 26 of 37 passes for 215 yards and a TD and running 15 times for 60 yards and a score.

Bluffton slips past Ada boys' 3-1

Ada traveled to Bluffton last week and lost a close match to the Pirates in boys' soccer 3-1. Photos are of Bulldogs Ian Crabtree, Seth Wright, Ryan Hissong and Jaden Castle. Photos by Vicki Garmon.

Volleyball tops Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) to go 2-0 at ONU Invitational

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern volleyball team topped Carnegie Mellon by a 25-17, 25-27, 25-15, 25-18 score to move to 2-0 on the first day of the ONU Invitational.

Northern is now 2-0 on the season while the Tartans fall to 0-2.

ONU is also tied for first place after day one of the event with Trine (Ind.).

Junior Kristen Davidson led the way for ONU with 19 kills.

Senior Kelsie Zumberger had 48 assists to lead Northern.

Ali Celentano paced Carnegie Mellon with 15 kills on the evening.

The Polar Bears used a 6-0 run midway through Set 1 to take a commanding 14-6 lead.

No. 12 women's soccer opens season with 1-1 draw


By Andrew Korba
The No. 12 Ohio Northern women's soccer team opened their 2012 campaign with a 1-1 tie against Grove CIty (Pa.) Friday afternoon at the ONU Soccer Field.

Both teams stand at 0-0-1 on the young season.

The Polar Bears struck first when sophomore Kristina Klusek took a pass from junior Lauryn Zielinski and rocketed a shot from the top right of the goalie box into the net.

The goal was her first of the season.

Klusek almost gave added another goal in the 51st minute by making a nice move in the right of the goalie box around a defender.

Volleyball sweeps Wooster 3-0 in 2012 season opener

By Tim Glon

Senior Ellen Grenert had a match-high 10 kills to lead the Ohio Northern volleyball team to a 25-22, 25-12, 25-16 season-opening victory over Wooster Friday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

Senior Kelsie Zumberger dished out 34 assists in her first action in more than two seasons and junior Kristen Davidson and freshman Ellie Gillespie each had nine klills for ONU.

Melissa Morgan and Erica Skillman each had six kills for the Scots (0-1).

Trailing 22-21 in Set 1, junior Julia Fuerst had a kill to tie the match at 22, then Zumberger followed with a kill to put ONU up 23-22.