WLAX: Berg sees six-game winning streak snapped

Photos by Kammie Memmer
Photos by Kammie Memmer

TIFFIN -- The Heidelberg University women's lacrosse team saw their six game winning streak come to a close on Wednesday night at home as they fell to Ohio Northern University by a final score of 12 -9.

With the loss, Heidelberg drops to 7-4 overall and 1-1 in the OAC. ONU evens their record at 5-5 and 1-1 in the conference.

The Student Princes reserved offense was paced by an Angela Lulejian hat-trick, while Jen Kovarik and Dana Dudley each netted a pair. Jenna Carman (3) and Bri Casement recorded the assists for Heidelberg.

In a rare situation for the Student Princes this season, Heidelberg found themselves in a back-and-forth contest against Ohio Northern and trailed 6-5 at halftime.

ONU scored two goals just 21 seconds apart to break the stalemate. However, three unassisted goals by Dana Dudley, Jen Kovarik, and Dudley again, swung the game in favor of the Berg.

Betsy Naugle then nabbed her second of the game to level the scoreline. Angela Lulejian re-established the Berg lead, but only briefly. Two straight Polar Bear goals swayed the game back in their favor.

Jenna Carman got one back for the Berg before a Maddie Storr goal just four seconds before the halftime horn gave ONU the momentum heading the intermission.

Out of the gates in the second half, ONU scored the first six goals to all but close out the game. Heidelberg finished out the game on a four-goal run on strikes by Anna Winnicki, Jen Kovarik and two by Lulejian. The Polar Bears escaped with the 12-9 win on the strong second half start.

Heidelberg held a slight edge on ground balls, led by four by Alexandra Farmer.

In between the pipes, Mandi Phillips stopped seven shots, while Kelli Hill recorded 13 saves for ONU. Hill leads the conference with 113 stops on the season.

The Student Princes will return to the road as they travel to Otterbein for a 1 p.m. first draw on Saturday.