Dragons coast to 20-6 win over Wildcats

Ashley Osbeck and the Dragons rolled to a 20-6 win over Northern Michigan.
Ashley Osbeck and the Dragons rolled to a 20-6 win over Northern Michigan.

It took Tiffin University 11 minutes to take the lead against Northern Michigan, but from there it was all TU as the Dragons blasted past the Wildcats 20-6. TU improves to 10-6, 7-4 GLIAC.

TU and NMU traded goals over the first 11 minutes but with the score tied 3-3, the Dragons went on an 11-1 run over the rest of the half to effectively put the game away. Elle MacMillan raced to 5 goals before halftime along with an assist, while Elle Hamilton added 4 goals and an assist and Amanda Flotteron had 2 goals and 4 assists all before the intermission as TU led 14-4 at the break.

With a running clock and numerous subs playing throughout the second half, TU stil managed a 6-2 second half scoring edge. Tiffany Anderson had 2 goals, while Ashley Osbeck, Maddy Anton, and Maria Boccia also got in on the scoring.

Tiffin dominated the stats, outshooting NMU 39-20, including 27-10 in the first half. They won the ground balls 16-6 and also won the draws 16-12. TU committed 10 total turnovers but forced 15, including an 11-5 margin at halftime. TU also defended well, allowing only 3 of 10 free position attempts.

MacMillan finished with 5 goals and an assist along with 6 draws, Hamilton had 4 goals and an assist with 3 ground balls, and Flotteron had 3 goals and 4 assists.

Other contributors included Anderson (2 goals, 4 draws), Leah Davis (2 goals, assist), Amie Morrison (goal, 2 assists, 3 draws), Osbeck (goal, 2 assists), Anton and Boccia (one goal each).

Kat Schneeberger got the win in goal, making 4 saves in 46 minutes, while Maeve Gatenbee played 14 minutes to finish up.